Jan 1, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; A general view of the Citrus Bowl before the 2013 Capital One Bowl between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports

New bowl game featuring AAC vs. Sun Belt pushes bowl total to 40


If you’re a fan of college football bowl games, then you’ll love this. A new bowl featuring the AAC and the Sun Belt conference will be played in Orlando, Fl. and will push the total postseason college football games to a record 40 total games.

The new bowl, which is to be called the Cure Bowl and will benefit cancer charities, is slated to begin in 2015 and will give the city of Orlando three bowls, along with the Russell Athletic Bowl and Capital One Bowl. The plan is to hold the Cure Bowl in Orlando’s Citrus Bowl.

The total of 40 postseason games includes the new playoff games, and will require 78 different teams to participate, up from 35 bowls and 70 teams in 2013.

From a report by ESPN.com, the NCAA had 40 different bowl games apply for certification for the 2014 season, with 39 expected to be approved – only the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl was not renewed.

There will be five new bowl games to make their debut in 2014: Camellia Bowl in Montgomery, Ala. (MAC vs. Sun Belt), Detroit Bowl (ACC vs. Big Ten), Bahamas Bowl (rotation of American, Conference USA, MAC, Mountain West and Sun Belt), Miami Beach Bowl (American vs. C-USA, MAC and Sun Belt) and Boca Raton Bowl (rotation of American, C-USA and MAC).

Whoever says the playoff system is going to kill the bowl tradition may want to think again. We may not have as many pertinent games, but we’ll certainly have plenty of viewing options.

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