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Holiday Bowl becomes fifth College Bowl game to be canceled

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At least the Tigers and their fans were stranded in Honolulu which could have lessened the blow. Virginia had yet to travel to Boston for the Fenway Bowl against Southern Methodist when coronavirus tests on Christmas morning revealed a number of positives and the game was struck out.

While the relative swelling of the Bowls season is in the eye of the beholder – after all, the number of games continues to increase because fans keep watching – it has, especially this year, benefited those higher bowls. in the food chain.

The Sun Bowl looked almost dead after Miami pulled out. But after Boise State pulled out of the Arizona Bowl, former Broncos opponent in that game Central Michigan was promoted to the Sun Bowl to face Washington State.

Rutgers, who at 5-7 hadn’t even qualified for a bowl, was invited to the Gator Bowl after Texas A&M pulled out. It was the conclusion, said McGarity, of a frantic process featuring teams like Illinois and Utah State to see if they could play.

On Tuesday, Rutgers landed in Jacksonville, Fla., To prepare for Friday’s game.

“They’re here now, and it looks like if they can stay healthy for a few days, we’ll have a game,” McGarity said. “It’s not the game everyone thought it would be, but it’s better than going down.”

More than a dozen games remain on the schedule, including the Rose Bowl on New Years Day, when Ohio State, which reached last season’s title game, is scheduled to meet Utah, and the Cheez -It Bowl on Wednesday, which is supposed to feature Iowa State playing a Clemson team enduring a rare absence in the playoffs.

Executives say many of the remaining games will go as planned.

Then again, they admit, they also thought they would need 42 sets of boules.

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