The first Bahamas Bowl has yet to be played, but it has already undergone some structural changes in how the game will pair bowl participants. Conference USA has purchased the Bahamas Bowl but will not be a title sponsor for the game. Conference USA, which had been scheduled to participate in the game three of the first six editions of the game, will now pick up a fourth spot in the bowl’s rotation and could potentially play in all six games currently agreed to, according to Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com.
C-USA purchased Bahamas Bowl & will play in it 4 of next 6 years, including this year vs. MAC, source told @ESPN
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) April 28, 2014
The Bahamas Bowl was originally unveiled as a bowl game shared by the American Athletic Conference, MAC, Sun Belt Conference and Conference USA. The MAC was to be the anchor conference for the game for four out of the first six seasons. Whether the MAC stays on board for four games still or not is unconfirmed, and how the remaining bowl spots will be distributed between the original conference tie-in partners is also unconfirmed.
The Bahamas Bowl has no date set for scheduled for kickoff, although before Christmas is a likely target. The game will be played in Thomas A. Robinson Stadium in Nassau.