BBVA Compass to end sponsorship of Birmingham's bowl game

BBVA Compass bank will end it's affiliation with Birmingham's bowl game after next football season.

Compass agreed to a four{}game contract with ESPN{}prior to the 2010 season, but the bank's Birmingham city president, Alan Register, said the Compass{}has opted to pursue other promotional opportunities.

The bank{}says it{}decided to{}announce it's decision eight months before the final BBVA Compass Bowl in an attempt to give ESPN and the city of Birmingham enough time to find a new title sponsor.