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April 17, 2008 1:13 PM

Three new bowl games?

Posted by Bob Condotta

According to an article today in USA Today the NCAA will consider applications for three new bowl games later this month.

Alas, I can't find a link to pass along --- I actually just read it in the paper. Remember when you had to do that?

But the article said the three new games would be the Congressional Bowl, pitting Army or Navy against an ACC team in Washington D.C.; the imaginitavely-titled St. Petersburg Bowl (Big East vs. Conference USA) at Tropicana Field); and the Rocky Mountain Bowl (Mountain West vs. WAC at the University of Utah's stadium).

That could bring the number of bowl games to 35 and make it nearly impossible to miss a bowl game as long as a team is qualified --- a .500 record is all that's needed.

There were 32 bowl games last year and the article noted that seven bowl-eligible teams were left home and the NCAA will have to take into consideration if there's a danger in sanctioning too many games and running the risk of not having enough qualified teams. The NCAA will begin considering the issue April 29.

This just makes it that much more clear that the biggest obstacle for UW getting to a bowl game these days is finding six wins on the schedule.

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