Bowl season is a time of year that brings many fans out to the stands. Some for their teams and others for the fun of the game. There are many bowl games that played over the years. Some have even made it to the point where they consider classics. Others like the funny twist of the human comedy that bowling can put on. Let’s take a look at the list of bowl games to watch for in the next few years.
Virginia vs. Virginia Tech has been known as a rivalry since the days when this was known as the Tobacco Cup. However, this isn’t the only rivalry that you’ll find between these two schools. Since the inception of the Atlantic Coast Conference there has been some fierce rivalries played between the Hokies and the Cavalier’s in the league. This list of bowl games to watch for in the next few years includes the infamous “ACC Tournament vs. Virginia Tech” in crossover years.
Northern California vs. California State could be one of the most exciting bowl games to watch in the near future. This is due mostly in part to the fact that neither team has won a conference championship game. However, there are a few familiar faces involves here in that neither team has won a trip to the championships. This will be a great example of what power conferences can offer to their football programs. If California can win against Northern California, and not Oregon, or whoever else can win against them, this would be an example of how one can go about qualifying for the NCAA tournaments despite not winning a conference. The Bruins are also looking like a team that could contend for a top 5 spot in the NCAAC.
Arizona State vs. Colorado is another interesting series that has national championship implications. This will be the first meeting between these teams since the inception of the Bowl game series in 2020. Colorado leads the overall conference in scoring offense and is second in total defense. Arizona State has the upper hand in turnover points over the Aggies and perhaps even more. So with how the run game is doing lately. This will be a good series for bowl games to follow as both teams have national title aspirations.
South Carolina is one of the new bowl games to watch in the future. The Gamecocks have won the past two Southeastern Conference tournaments and look to regain their place as one of the top teams in the conference. They join a very strong conference featuring several teams that have not qualified for the NCAA tournament. The Gamecocks have beaten three top 10 teams already this season including Florida State in the title game and Auburn in the Sugar Bowl. They have yet to face a top five team in their conference. And will need all the help they can get if they hope to make a deep run through the tournament.
The California schools have a new affiliation with the bowl games. The California Universities is affiliated with the CAA. Which is the football league of the United States and plays different teams throughout the year. The football games were played in the outdated Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, which is no longer in use. A new bowl game was brought in to replace the Coliseum, and it will be played in the newly renovated Los Angeles Memorial Stadium. The California State University Bruins is expecting to join the WAC as an independent team and play in the bankrupted California State University Athletic Association (CSUAA).
Bowl game in the new year:
The Bowl game in the new year will be the first game that will be played in the new year for both the Rivalry football championship and the non-conference schedule. The Rivalry will feature the perennial powerhouse Ole Miss and the up and comer Florida State in what should be a very competitive affair. The non-conference schedule features the already mentioned Florida State, USC and UCLA. This is a great opportunity for those college bowl games fans to see all the big names in the sport up close and personal.
In the future it is very possible that the college games will become television broadcasts. And feature some of the top programs in sports. There have been talks that in the next two to five years ESPN will televise all of the major bowl games. And if they get their way it may even be televised right in front of the television sets of millions of viewers. It is hard to say what the future holds for college football. But there is a lot of talk about expanding the playing field for the best student-athletes in the country. If you have not checked out the new college games on your subscription to ESPN. I would strongly suggest you do so for the 2020 college football bowl games.