Photo courtesy of the Palm Beach Post
Every year college football teams from around the country take the field week in and week out with the goal of making it to one of the college football postseason bowl games. For most of the players, schools, and fans, it’s a trip to a warm weather climate in the heart of winter and a reward for a successful winning season.
There is little surprise that with the warm weather that Floridian’s enjoy year round that the state currently hosts six to seven bowl games every year from Jacksonville down to Miami and everywhere in between. One of the only areas that did not host one of these games was Palm Beach County. That is about to change though, as Florida is adding one more bowl game to its schedule.
Starting in December of 2014, Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton will host an annual bowl game putting a team from Conference USA (FAU’s conference) against a team from either the American Athletic (the old Big East), Mountain West, or Mid-American (MAC) Conference. The bowl, which will be owned and operated by ESPN and aired on one of their networks, will bring exposure and fans from all over the country to Palm Beach County and the FAU campus.
While no sponsor has been announced yet, the new bowl will bring the 2014-2015 bowl season total to 38.