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NCAA approves 35 bowls, denies two others

Even as there were two licenses issued by the NCAA for new bowl games set to commence in 2009-2010, there’s only a net gain of one bowl over last year, the Associated Press is reporting.

All told, 35 bowl games received approval and the accompanying licenses from the NCAA for the right to exist.  Last year, there were 34 bowls, although, to be fair, it felt more like 84.  There would likely have been 36 bowl games this year were it not for the sudden and tragic demise of the International Bowl last month.

The two new bowl games are the previously announced New Era Pinstripe Bowl at the new Yankee Stadium in the Bronx Dec. 30, and the Dallas Football Classic in the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 1.

The NCAA also announced that each bowl was licensed on a four-year cycle through 2013-2014, which coincides with the length of agreements conferences have with most of the bowls.

As for the two bowls that were denied licenses, they were the Cure Bowl in Orlando and the Christmas Bowl in Los Angeles.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, it’s the second time the Cure Bowl has been denied by the NCAA.  The proceeds from the game would’ve gone to the fight against breast cancer.

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  1. JohnTaylorSucksDonkeyBalls says: Apr 23, 2010 3:20 PM

    Of course. The NCAA would hate to see $ go anywhere other than their dirty, greedy, grubby little hands.

  2. sizer88 says: Apr 25, 2010 9:57 AM

    Why don’t they get a loser’s bowl, a Nobody really care’s bowl, We just suck bowl. I mean come on pretty soon all 100+ teams will be going to a bowl whoopee then. With 35 bowls thats 70 teams going now! Think all the potential 6-6 teams that really really earned it.

  3. DCroz says: Apr 25, 2010 1:53 PM

    Am I being an insensitive ass for saying, “Thank God they didn’t approve The Cure Bowl?”
    If so, wouldn’t be the first time.
    Certainly breast cancer is a serious medical issue that affects the lives of hundreds of thousands of victims each year. But this whole “pink ribbon” campaign has gotten way out of hand, stretching well into the bounds of the ridiculous. I mean, when KFC is selling pink buckets of chicken to give a few cents to find a cure, you know things have gone surreal. I saw an article recently where even some of the founders of the movement have become embarrassed by how pervasive this thing has become, essentially taking on a life of its own.
    And what would the players wear? Pink jerseys and helmets, the way that MLB players have used pink bats and NFL players have worn pink cleats?
    This whole think is starting to make me queasy. Someone hand me the Pepto…um, on second thought, make it the Immodium.

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