Bowl Games Being Created In Bahamas, Miami, And Boca Raton

Bahamas_2013Because of limited future bowl opportunities, the five smaller FBS conferences are starting new games in the Bahamas, Boca Raton, Fla., and Miami in 2014, sources told ESPN.

The new bowls will be unique in that the five conferences (American Athletic, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West and Sun Belt) will provide the teams as part of a coalition, sources said. The bowls and five conferences will work together to determine which teams will play in the bowls each year.

“The non-power leagues were denied opportunities in other bowls, so they had to create opportunities for their teams,” a source said. “The new bowls are a result of existing bowls not entertaining opportunities for those five [non-power] conferences.

Source: Brett McMurphy,