Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Bowl News

Two bowls made conference announcements in the past two weeks
  • Yankee Stadium will host a bowl game, pending certification, starting in 2010. The Big East and the Big 12 are the conferences tied to the bowl with the Big East providing its 3rd non-BCS selection (2nd when Notre Dame goes to the Champs Sports Bowl) and the Big 12 providing its 6th non-BCS selection. No date or television partner has been announced.

    The bowl is rumored to pay more than the Meineke Car Care Bowl, but that is also taking into account that it will cost teams more to travel to New York City around the holidays.
  • The Champs Sports Bowl filled the other half of their tie-in with the ACC's 2nd non-BCS choice. The bowl is now the same as the Gator Bowl tie-in when the Big East is the ACC's opponent.

    It also appears that the Gator will be announced as an SEC v. Big Ten bowl and it could be moving from CBS to ESPN.

Here's a list of the bowl tie-ins to start next year (confirmed tie-ins only):

Las Vegas: MWC No. 1 vs. PAC-10 No. 5
Pointsettia: MWC No. 2 vs. Navy (2010, WAC backup), WAC (2011 & 2012), Army (2013, WAC backup)
Hawai'i: WAC vs. C-USA No. 2
Little Caesar's: MAC No. 1 or 2 vs. TBA
Emerald: PAC-10 No. 6 vs. WAC (2010 & 2013), Army (2011), Navy (2012)
Champs Sports: Big East No. 2/Notre Dame vs. ACC No. 3
Rose: BCS/Big Ten No. 1 vs. BCS/PAC-10 No. 1
Sugar: BCS/SEC No. 1 vs. TBA
Orange: BCS/ACC No. 1 vs. TBA
Fiesta: BCS/Big 12 No. 1 vs. TBA
International: MAC No. 3 vs. TBA
Alamo: PAC-10 No. 2 vs. TBA
GMAC: MAC No. 1 or No. 2 vs. TBA


Anonymous said...

The Gator Bowl already is already on CBS

Matt Sarzyniak said...

Hi rhyno. I've updated my post that it should be moving from CBS, likely to ESPN.