Conference USA announces bowl lineup for 2020 through 2025

By Kevin Kelley -

Conference USA has announced their bowl lineup for the 2020 through 2025 season, which includes seven guaranteed bowl appearances each season.

“We are very pleased with our future bowl lineup,” said C-USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod. “Our teams will continue to have postseason opportunities in outstanding destinations that are very accessible to our schools and their fans.  We are also excited to have additional flexibility to create great matchups.”

Each season of the agreement, Conference USA will send a member to the Bahamas Bowl to face a Mid-American Conference (MAC) opponent and to the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl to face a team from the Sun Belt Conference.

Conference USA will also send a team to the Radiant Technologies Independence Bowl in 2021 and 2025 and has a secondary agreement for the remaining seasons of the agreement.

More from the C-USA release:

The conference’s remaining guaranteed selections in the cycle (either 4 or 5 per season) will include the LendingTree Bowl (Mobile, Alabama) and the following games which are owned and operated by ESPN Events:

1. Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (Fort Worth, Texas)
2. TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl (Birmingham, Alabama)
3. Boca Raton Bowl (Boca Raton, Florida)
4. Camellia Bowl (Montgomery, Alabama)
5. Cure Bowl (Orlando, Florida)
6. Fenway Bowl (Boston, Massachusetts)
7. SERVPRO First Responder Bowl (Dallas, Texas)
8. Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl (Frisco, Texas)
9. Gasparilla Bowl (Tampa, Florida)
10. Myrtle Beach Bowl (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)
11. New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

“We are excited about extending our relationship with Conference USA,” said Pete Derzis, ESPN senior vice president of programming and ESPN Events. “We look forward to continuing to feature the conference’s top programs, student-athletes, coaches and fans in our bowl games across ESPN’s networks.”

Conference USA Football Schedule