The Shrine Bowl was a former postseason college football bowl game. The first game was played on December 18, 1948, at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Arkansas between Hardin-Simmons University and Ouachita Baptist College. The 1949 edition was held in Carbondale, Illinois as the Indiana State Sycamores faced the Salukies of Southern Illinois University.
According to http://www.willamette.edu/athletics/teams/football/pearl_harbor/index.php, there was a Shrine Bowl game in 1941.
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