College Football May Add 3 New Bowl Games in 2020

The NCAA’s competition committee is eyeing the potential addition of 3 bowl games for the 2020 season, according to college football analyst Brett McMurphy.

McMurphy reports that Chicago, Illinois and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, are “near locks” to be host cities for two of the proposed new bowl games.

“In 2020, a record 43 bowls (including the College Football Playoff title game) would be held, meaning a record 65 percent of the 130 FBS schools (84 teams) will play in a bowl game.”

The Chicago Bowl will be played at Wrigley Field and will reportedly feature a Big Ten/ACC matchup.

The Myrtle Beach game is expected to have conference tie-ins with either Conference USA, the Sun Belt or the Mid-American Conference.

Cities such as Tempe, Arizona; Charleston, South Carolina; and Greenville, South Carolina are all under consideration for the 3rd bowl game.

The report also indicates that a restriction on the number of overall bowl tie-ins allowed per conference will be established:

  • ACC: 10
  • SEC: 10
  • Big Ten: 8
  • Pac-12: 7
  • Big 12: 6
  • American: 7
  • Conference USA: 7
  • Mid-American: 6
  • Mountain West: 6
  • Sun Belt: 5

The numbers do not include the conference tie-ins to the top bowl games.


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