Some college football fans think there should be less bowl games, while others want more. It looks like the latter might get their wish as soon as the 2020 season.
According to college football expert Brett McMurphy, the NCAA’s competition committee has recommended the addition of three new bowl games. McMurphy details the additions in a Facebook post, which is embedded below.
Based on recommendations by the NCAA’s Competition Committee, there are expected to be three new bowl games added for…
According to McMurphy, two of the bowl games are likely slated for Wrigley Field in Chicago (ACC vs. Big Ten) and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (likely some combination of Conference USA, MAC, and Sun Belt).
The third location isn’t clear, but McMurphy indicates locations that have shown interest include Arizona State (Tempe), Charleston, South Carolina, and Greenville, North Carolina.
Brett McMurphy also reported last week that with the new Las Vegas stadium being built for the Raiders, the Las Vegas Bowl will end their tie-in with the Mountain West after 2019 and could replace them with the SEC. That would create a rare Pac-12 vs. SEC post-season matchup.
Be sure to read the entire Facebook post above from Brett McMurphy. It contains a lot more future bowl game information, including some possible tie-in changes plus new maximum tie-ins for each league.
The NCAA is expected to announce any official changes to the bowl games and tie-ins on or before July 1.