College Football Playoff games[edit | edit source]

Further information: College Football Playoff
Name Started City Stadium Sponsor Previous Sponsor(s)
Fiesta Bowl 1971 Glendale, Arizona
(1971-2005: Tempe, Arizona)
University of Phoenix Stadium Vizio Sunkist Citrus Growers, IBM OS/2, Tostitos
Orange Bowl 1935 Miami Gardens, Florida
(1934-1995, 1998: Miami, Florida)
Sun Life Stadium Capital One FedEx, Discover
Rose Bowl Game 1902 Pasadena, California Rose Bowl Northwestern Mutual AT&T, Sony Playstation 2, Citi, Vizio
Sugar Bowl 1935 New Orleans, Louisiana
(2005: Atlanta, Georgia)
Mercedes-Benz Superdome Allstate USF&G, Nokia
Cotton Bowl Classic 1937 Arlington, Texas
(1937-2009: Dallas, Texas)
AT&T Stadium Goodyear Mobil, Southwestern Bell, SBC, AT&T
Peach Bowl 1968 Atlanta, Georgia Georgia Dome Chick-fil-A None

Other current bowl games[edit | edit source]

Besides BCS games, there are a number of other postseason invitationals. Generally, two conferences will agree to send teams of a particular standing to a game beforehand. For instance, the Rose Bowl traditionally features the Big Ten and Pac-10 conference champions. Generally, the payout to the participating teams in a Bowl Game is closely correlated to its prestige. For comparison, each of the BCS bowls (including the National Championship) has a payout of $17 million.

Sponsor(s) Name Venue City Started Previous Sponsor(s)
Hyundai Sun Bowl Sun Bowl El Paso, Texas 1935 John Hancock, Norwest, Wells Fargo, Vitalis, Brut
TaxSlayer TaxSlayer Bowl EverBank Field Jacksonville, Florida
(1994: Gainesville, Florida)
1946 Mazda, Outback Steakhouse, Toyota, Konica Minolta
Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl Citrus Bowl Orlando, Florida
(1973: Gainesville, Florida)
1947 CompUSA,, Capital One
AutoZone Liberty Bowl Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Memphis, Tennessee
(1959-1963, Philadelphia, PA;
1964, Atlantic City, NJ)
1959 St. Jude, AXA
Duck Commander Independence Bowl Independence Stadium Shreveport, Louisiana 1976 Poulan, Sanford, MainStay, PetroSun, AdvoCare
National University Holiday Bowl Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, California 1978 Sea World, Thrifty Car Rental, Plymouth, Culligan, Pacific Life, Bridgepoint Education
Outback Steakhouse Outback Bowl Raymond James Stadium Tampa, Florida 1986 None
TicketCity Cactus Bowl Sun Devil Stadium Tempe, Arizona
(1989-99: Tucson, Arizona;
2000-2005: Phoenix, Arizona)
1989 Insight Bowl, Domino's Pizza Copper Bowl, Weiser Lock Copper Bowl, Bowl
Russell Athletic Russell Athletic Bowl Citrus Bowl Orlando, Florida
(1990-2000: Miami, Florida)
1990 Champs Sports, Blockbuster, Carquest, MicronPC,, Mazda
Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas, Nevada
(1981-91: Fresno, California)
1992 EA Sports, Sega Sports, Pioneer PureVision, MAACO
Valero Alamo Bowl Alamodome San Antonio, Texas 1993 Builders Square, Sylvania, MasterCard
Idaho Potato Commission Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Bronco Stadium Boise, Idaho $750,000 1997, MPC Computers, Roady's Truck Stops, uDrove
Franklin American Mortgage Company Music City Bowl LP Field Nashville, Tennessee $1,600,000 1998 American General,, Gaylord Hotels
Go Daddy Bowl Ladd Peebles Stadium Mobile, Alabama $750,000 1999 Mobile Alabama Bowl, GMAC Bowl
None Texas Bowl Reliant Stadium Houston, TX $700,000 2006 Bowl, Houston Bowl [1]
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Louisiana Superdome New Orleans, LA
(2005: Lafayette, LA)
$325,000 2001 Wyndham New Orleans Bowl
Kraft Foods Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl AT&T Park San Francisco, CA $850,000 2002 San Francisco Bowl, Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl, Emerald Bowl
Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl Aloha Stadium Honolulu, HI $398,000 2002 ConAgra Foods Hawai'i Bowl.
Meineke Meineke Car Care Bowl Bank of America Stadium Charlotte, NC $1,600,000 2002 Continental Tire Bowl, Queen City Bowl
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Amon G. Carter Stadium Fort Worth, TX $600,000 2003 Fort Worth Bowl, PlainsCapital Fort Worth Bowl, Alltel Wireless Bowl (temporary name)
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, CA $750,000 2005 None previous
None Birmingham Bowl Legion Field Birmingham, AL $300,000 2006 Birmingham Bowl, Bowl
None New Mexico Bowl University Stadium Albuquerque, NM $750,000 2006 None previous
EagleBank EagleBank Bowl RFK Stadium Washington, D.C. $1,000,000 2008 Congressional Bowl
Beef 'O' Brady's Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg Tropicana Field St. Petersburg, FL $1,000,000 2008 St. Petersburg Bowl, Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg Bowl, magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl
New Era Cap Company Pinstripe Bowl [2] Yankee Stadium The Bronx, NY $2,000,000 2010 None previous
None Dallas Football Classic Cotton Bowl Dallas, Texas $1,200,000 2011 None previous

Future (proposed) games[edit | edit source]

Sponsor(s) Name Venue City Payout Year To Start Previous Name(s)
None Cure Bowl


Bright House Networks Stadium Orlando, FL TBD TBD None previous
TBD L.A. Christmas Bowl[4] [5] Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Los Angeles, CA TBD TBD None previous

(Note the 'LA Christmas Bowl' would be a partial throwback to the one-off 1924 Los Angeles Christmas Festival Bowl Game.[6])

Both of these proposed games were turned down by the NCAA for 2010. There are currently 35 licensed college bowls, which just about maxes out the possible eligible teams (the four-year average of bowl-eligible squads is 71.8).[7] If one of the current games folds or loses its certification, however, the Cure or LA Christmas Bowls could step in.

All-Star games[edit | edit source]

Regular season rivalries called bowls[edit | edit source]

Non-Division I FBS bowl games[edit | edit source]

Division I FCS[edit | edit source]

Division II[edit | edit source]

Division III[edit | edit source]

  • Aztec Bowl - Toluca, Mexico (1950–53, 1955, 1957, 1964–66, 1970–71, 1971–80, 1984, 1986–2007)
  • Knute Rockne Bowl - Atlantic City, NJ (1969–1972; 1976–1977)
  • Oyster Bowl – Hampton, VA (1999–present); regular season game, formerly a Division I event

NAIA bowl games[edit | edit source]

There is a large list of bowl games for NAIA available at [1] -- You can help Wikipedia by expanding this section.

  • College Fanz First Down Classic, 2007-present
  • NAIA national football championship (1956-present); previously called Aluminum Bowl (1956), Holiday Bowl (1957-1960), Camellia Bowl (1961-1963), Championship Bowl (1964-1976 Division I), Apple Bowl (1977 Division I), Palm Bowl (1978-1979 Division I), and Championship Bowl (1980-1996 Division I)

Junior College Bowl Games[edit | edit source]

NCCAA bowl games[edit | edit source]

Defunct bowl games[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

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