The NCAA introduced plans so as to add a one-time replacement bowl game for this 12 months’s bowl season, in accordance with The Action Network’s Brett McMurphy.
After the Division I Soccer Oversight Committee accepted a request to waive the April 1 bowl game certification software on Thursday afternoon, this 12 months’s bowl season will now embody 42 video games and permit for all 84 bowl-eligible groups to take part.
At first of the season and previous to the Committee’s vote, the bowl system consisted of 41 video games with 82 groups to fill all essential spots.
Among the many groups that at the moment are eligible for a bowl game after the accepted change is Hawaiʻi (6-7) as a result of the Warriors performed in 13 common season video games and completed with six wins.
Per the NCAA, groups that attain six wins are bowl eligible. Nonetheless, earlier than the committee’s vote, Hawaiʻi was not being thought-about for a bowl game.
The Rainbow Warriors will now play within the Hawaii Bowl in opposition to Memphis, in accordance with McMurphy. The date and time for the game has not been decided however is reportedly anticipated to be televised on an ESPN community.
The San Francisco Bowl—one that’s usually options the Pac-12 and the Huge Ten—informed the NCAA that it could not maintain a bowl game in September. That transfer prompted a number of conferences—Convention USA, the Mid-American Convention and the Mountain West Convention—to push the committee to make changes to the bowl system, per ESPN’s Heather Dinich.
The 2 spots that have been beforehand utilized from the San Francisco Bowl at the moment are getting used for the one-time bowl.
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