Everyone thinks there are too many bowl games, right?
They don’t want to see mediocre 6-6 teams squaring off, right?
In fact, there are going to be even more bowl games once the new playoff starts in 2014.
According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, who cites sources in his report, “the five smaller FBS conferences are starting new games in the Bahamas, Boca Raton, Fla., and Miami in 2014.”
“The non-power leagues were denied opportunities in other bowls, so they had to create opportunities for their teams,” a source told McMurphy. “The new bowls are a result of existing bowls not entertaining opportunities for those five [non-power] conferences.
Here is a rundown of the new bowls:
- The Miami Bowl was created by the American Athletic Conference. It will feature a team from the AAC and a team from one of the other four non-power leagues. It will be played at the Miami Marlins’ home stadium, Marlins Park.
- The Bahamas Bowl will be held at Thomas Robinson Stadium in the Bahamas.
- The Boca Raton Bowl will be held at the home of the Florida Atlantic Owls and will feature teams from Conference USA, the MAC and the AAC.