SWAC to discontinue conference championship game after 2017 season

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AL.com)- The Southwestern Athletic Conference will end its annual football championship game after the upcoming season.

The winner of the SWAC's regular-season title will now go directly to the Celebration Bowl and play against the winner of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

The Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl was created in 2015.

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