Monday, June 17, 2013

Montgomery, Little Rock look to host new bowl games

(Courtesy: ASU Athletics)
MONTGOMERY, Alabama  -- Much of the follow-up coverage on ESPN's midweek report on new possible bowl locations focused on its most exotic, far-flung possibilities: Dubai, the Bahamas, Ireland. But the organizers who seem best prepared to argue for NCAA approval of new games are much closer to home. reported Saturday that a group is looking to host the new "Legends Bowl" in Montgomery, Ala., starting in 2014. The game would be played in the new stadium (2011 new) on the campus of FCS Alabama State University and would feature teams from the Sun Belt, Conference USA, Mountain West or MAC.

But the Legends Bowl isn't the only potential new postseason game in SEC country. Officials from the MAC and Sun Belt -- including the commissioners of both leagues -- met with the War Memorial Stadium Commission in Little Rock, Ark., Thursday, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. The two conferences would play in the "Rice Bowl," a nod to the state's (surprisingly large-scale) rice-farming industry.


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