Shrine Bowl Roster Announced Today

At 3:00 pm today, will assist the Shriner Bowl of the Carolinas with the announcing of both the North Carolina and South Carolina rosters that will represent each respective state in 69th Annual Shrine Bowl.

North and South Carolina Shrine Bowl Coaches gathered in Rock Hill on Saturday and Sunday October 15th and 16th for the arduous task of selecting 88 players from the more than 330 name submissions from the two Carolinas. After coaches sequestered themselves in meeting rooms with VHS equipment along with stacks upon stacks of edited game action video and note cards, they reviewed late arrival applicants' information and spent an enormous number of hours pouring over all of the latest research before making their final selections. North Carolina Head Coach Bennie McMurray of E.E. Waddell High School, in Charlotte, NC and South Carolina Head Coach John Abercrombie – of Mauldin High School, in Mauldin, SC selected 44 players each in what they termed would well represent their respective states. This final selection process culminates nearly a year of extraordinary work that these coaching staffs' dedicate to the selection process in addition to their regular jobs.

Once the final list was submitted to Shrine Bowl Officials, they were then sent to the respective high school associations for eligibility certifications. Upon receiving the authorization from those governing bodies, the Shrine Bowl designees notified each player's Head Coach informing him of his player's selection. The coach in turn informed the player. That process continues at Press Time.

Earlier today, Bucky Walker, Chairman of The Shrine Bowl Board Of Governors announced that will be providing assistance via an Internet Webcast with the announcement of the Shrine Bowl Rosters for 2005. The Webcast is slated to begin at 3PM EST on Thursday, October 20th, 2005.

To access the video, members of the press may watch the official release, interviews with the two head coaches, including quotes useable for stories, and the 2005 roster of players for both teams. To gain access stay tuned to at 3PM Thursday, October 20th, 2005.

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This years game, The 69th Annual, will again be played at beautiful Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina on Saturday, December 17th at 1:00 PM EST. Tickets are available at the Shrine Bowl Office for $20.00 reserve seats and $10.00 general admission. Call for your Shrine Bowl tickets today at 1-800-648-2695, or stay here at for links and rosters..

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