Conference USA Reveals Bowl Schedule For Next Five Seasons
Both Conference USA and the Sun Belt worked together on Thursday to reveal new bowl tie-ins through the 2025 season, which will guarantee seven postseason bowls for C-USA.
C-USA is set to send teams to the Bahamas Bowl against the Mid-American Conference and the R+L Carries New Orleans Bowl against the Sun Belt. The league will continue semi-annual deals with the Independence Bowl (2021, 2025) and Hawaii Bowl (2020, 2022, 2024).
The other bowl games for C-USA include the LendingTree Bowl in Mobile, Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (Fort Worth, Texas), TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl, Boca Raton (Fla.) Bowl, Camellia Bowl (Montgomery), Cure Bowl (Orlando, Fla.), Fenway Bowl (Boston), SERVPRO First Responder Bowl (Dallas), Tropical Smoothie Café Frisco (Texas) Bowl, Gasparilla Bowl (Tampa, Fla.), Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Bowl and New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque).
“We are very pleased with our future bowl lineup,” said C-USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod. “Our teams will continue to have postseason opportunities in outstanding destinations that are very accessible to our schools and their fans. We are also excited to have additional flexibility to create great matchups.”
The LendingTree Bowl previously featured opponents from the Sun Belt and MAC. Now, the MAC will alternate with C-USA and another qualifying group of five team.
“The Sun Belt has been a great partner since 2010 and we are very happy the relationship will continue,” said LendingTree Bowl President Jerry Silverstein in a release. “We are excited about the new opportunity the new rotation agreement brings to the city of Mobile and the game while continuing with the brand of football fans have come to expect.”
The full 2020-21 bowl schedule, including broadcast information, will be released at a later date, per the league office.