It was released by the NCAA that, starting in 2020, the bowl games that mark the postseason of the league will be changing. There are a mix of large and subtle changes that will be occurring in two seasons. This new wave is to help promote the networking of more western locations and games. However, there is much more to it than that, so lets go over the changes:
-Sun Bowl will move from UNLV’s Stadium to the new Las Vegas Stadium being built for the Raiders. Also, the Big Ten or SEC will play a PAC-12 team in a span of six years (three each).
-From 2020-2025 the Belk Bowl will now be adding a possible appearance of a Big Ten team to balance the new Sun Bowl appearances.
-The Gator Bowl will now host an ACC/SEC matchup each year.
-There will be a new LA Bowl in the new Los Angeles Stadium for the LA Chargers and LA Rams. This will be a new bowl that will give us a PAC-12/MWC matchup each year.
-The ACC will be replacing the Big Ten in the Holiday Bowl game against a PAC-12 opponent.
-A new Myrtle Beach Bowl in South Carolina, being held in the Coastal Carolina Stadium. This will feature any combination of MAC/C-USA/Sun Belt, each getting four appearances over five years.
-Music City Bowl will now be showing a Big Ten/SEC game, instead of the traditional ACC/SEC.
-The MWC will be replacing the Sun Belt for the Arizona Bowl, as we now see the MAC go head-to-head with the MWC.
-An ACC team can/will make the Outback Bowl if there is a Big Ten team in the Orange Bowl. This is a slight change, which previously was with the Citrus Bowl, but they changed it for some reason.
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