The Mid-American Conference announced today a primary bowl partnership with the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl for a six-year period beginning with the 2020-25 cycle. The annual bowl game from Arizona Stadium on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network.
The NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl partnership will increase the MAC’s primary bowl partnerships to a guaranteed six games during the next bowl cycle beginning in 2020.
The MAC will face a member of the Mountain West Conference.
“I am pleased to announce the addition of the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl to our bowl lineup beginning with the 2020 football season,” said MAC Commissioner Dr. Jon A. Steinbrecher. “This game was a priority as we looked to add a bowl game to our line-up. The opportunity to play in a destination such as Tucson and to compete against the Mountain West Conference made this very attractive. In just a few short years through the efforts of a talented bowl staff and engaged Board, the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl has quickly developed a reputation for providing a quality experience for the participating teams and fans.”
Created in 2015, the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl annually donates 100 percent of its net proceeds to charitable organizations. The bowl game has donated over $3.5 million, including tickets to active military, veterans and teachers, along with first responders, from the greater Tucson area.
“We could not be more excited to have the Mid-American Conference aligned with the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl for the next six-year bowl cycle,” said Kym Adair, Executive Director of the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl. Each of the universities in the Mid-American Conference has rich football tradition and we are thrilled to share the warmth of our southwestern hospitality with the Mid-American Conference and their many devoted fans.”