NCAA renews licenses for 32 bowl games for 2007
INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA has approved the same 32 bowl games for the 2007 football season as last year.
The NCAA Postseason Football Licensing Subcommittee, meeting in San Francisco this week, reviewed all 32 applications and renewed the licenses for all of them.
"It shows the good work and management that these bowl organizers have done to create a positive experience for the student-athletes," acting subcommittee chairman Jeff Hathaway said Wednesday.
The 32 bowls are: Alamo, Allstate Sugar, AT&T Cotton, AutoZone Liberty, BCS National Championship, Bell Helicopter Armed Forces, Brut Sun, Capital One, Champs Sports, Chick-fil-A, Emerald, Fed Ex Orange, Gator, Gaylord Hotels Music City, GMAC, Humanitarian, Insight, International, Meineke Car Care, Motor City, New Mexico, Outback, Pacific Life Holiday, Papajohns.com, PetroSun Independence, Pioneer Pure Vision Las Vegas, R+L Carriers New Orleans, Rose, San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia, Sheraton Hawaii, Texas and Tostitos Fiesta.
The subcommittee also said about 1.6 million fans attended last season's bowl games and about $217.6 million in bowl revenue was distributed to the participating teams and conferences.
Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press