Report: Four cities apply to host bowl games
Four cities have applied to host college football bowl games for next season, reports ESPN.com’s Brett McMurphy.
According to the report, Austin, Texas; Little Rock, Ark.; Orlando, Fla.; and Tucson, Ariz., applied to host bowls. Wednesday was the deadline for cities to apply for hosting bowl games.
If the four games are approved, there would be 43 bowl games, meaning that two-thirds of the Football Bowl Subdivision would play in the postseason.
The Orlando game, called the Cure Bowl, would be played Dec. 19 and would feature teams from the American Athletic and Sun Belt conferences.
Mountain West and Conference USA teams would meet in the tentatively named Arizona Bowl, to be played at Arizona Stadium in Tucson.
The bowl in Little Rock would be played at War Memorial Stadium and match teams from the American and Sun Belt.
The Austin bowl would feature teams from the American and Conference USA.
ESPN or ABC televised 38 of 39 bowls last season, with the only exception being the Hyundai Sun Bowl, which has been televised by CBS since 1968.
- Scooby Axson