Posted: 3:08 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013
By Jeremy Mauss
Bowl rumors seem to be all the rage over the past few months. There has been rumors about a Christmas Bowl, sending a team overseas to Dubai or even Ireland and other bowl matchups. The latest bowl news has a game set up in Boca Raton, Fla. Too bad the Mountain West could not get in on the Bahamas Bowl that is going to be a real thing in 2014.
The details about these new bowl games come from ESPN's Brett McMurphy who says Conference USA is locked into both spots
Conference USA teams will participate in newly created bowl games in Nassau, Bahamas and Boca Raton, Fla., starting in 2014, sources told ESPN.
C-USA is expected to play the MAC in the Bahamas Bowl and either the American Athletic or Mountain West Conference in Boca Raton, sources said.
Playing a bowl game in Boca Raton, Fla., does fit in Craig Thompson's goal of adding a bowl game in the Southeastern part of the United States. There is no clear indication if the MAC, American or Mountain West will rotate in that spot.
Getting a foothold in a Florida bowl game would be a good thing to expanding a recruiting base, plus they get to play at Florida Atlantic's stadium which formally known for a while as "Owlcatraz." However, it looks like it will be the MAC vs. Conference USA, at least as of now.