Report: NCAA won’t introduce new bowl games for three years

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NCAA approves three-year halt to new bowl games
Monday April 11th, 2016

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The NCAA has approved a plan that will prevent the introduction of new college football bowl games for three years, reports ESPN’s Brett McMurphy.

Last season’s record high of 41 bowl games created a dearth of winning teams to fill the schedule. As a result, three teams with losing records—Minnesota, Nebraska and San Jose State—were awarded bowl berths, setting an NCAA record.

McMurphy reports that members of the NCAA Division I Council are evaluating whether future bowl eligibility should be determined by teams earning a winning record or simply reaching an even .500.

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This halt on new bowls is the second approved by the NCAA in the past five years. When the last three-year moratorium was lifted in 2014, six new bowls were added over the next two years. 

Three cities were trying to add bowl games in 2016: Austin, Texas; Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Charleston, S.C.

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