ESPN’s Brett McMurphy offered this nugget of information today …
C-USA purchased Bahamas Bowl & will play in it 4 of next 6 years, including this year vs. MAC, source told @ESPN
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) April 28, 2014
So Herd fans might want to make sure their passports are up to date, just in case.
This, of course, is part of college football’s new reality, where smaller conferences are creating bowls to insure their teams aren’t left in the cold in the postseason. That also gives college football 40 bowl games, counting the national championship game, starting in 2015, which requires 78 teams.
A couple of questions pop into the mind with all of this: Overall, will there be enough eligible teams in 2015 to populate all those bowls, or will they be forced to dip into the teams that finished 5-7? In terms of the Bahamas Bowl, obviously it’s an enticing place for teams to play. Will it be enticing for fans to spend the money to get there? This isn’t driving from Charleston to D.C., y’all.