Bowls Ain't Cheap, But They're Profitable

AP Photo

In the early 20th century, up-and-coming communities across the United States, like Pasadena, CA and New Orleans, LA, sought ways to stimulate their economy while drawing tourists to their cities.  These communities ultimately settled upon hosting college football bowl games to achieve these goals.  Generally, these bowl games were organized by community groups or nonprofit organizations located within the city’s border.  In 2013, many bowl games continue to operate under the auspices of a nonprofit organization.  However, in recent years, a number of bowl games have shifted to being owned and operated by for-profit corporations.


Leading the way of corporate ownership and operation of bowl games is ESPN Regional Television, a sports marketing, syndication and...

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

'73 Sugar Bowl Brought Pain and Pleasure

Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times - January 7, 2013

People to this day buy Robin Weber bar drinks.   "It's been good for beer," he joked in a recent phone interview.   On New Year's Eve, 1973, a year after the scoop-for-score that made Franco Harris famous, Notre Dame executed... more »

Southern Miss Follows the Money

Barry Petchesky & Doug Brown, Deadspin - December 27, 2012

Last month, we took a look at the University of Southern Mississippi football program and its athletic director, Jeff Hammond, who a year ago inherited a coach he never wanted and a multi-million-dollar athletic department... more »

Think Linemen Are Getting Bigger? You're Right

Brian Dalek, Men's Health - January 7, 2013

It isn’t the fastest recorded time ever at the NFL Draft Combine, but 4.50 seconds in the 40-yard dash is still blazing. Add that speed to a 6’3”, 248-pound defensive end like Seattle Seahawks first-round pick... more »

Saban Suited for College, Not the Pros

Marc Tracy, The New Republic - January 7, 2013

Tonight, when #1 Notre Dame plays #2 Alabama for the BCS National Championship at Miami's Sun Life Stadium, Alabama head coach Nick Saban will be on familiar turf: He called the field home during the 2005 and 2006 NFL seasons,... more »

Sideline Seizures Scary, But Don't Stop Kill

Eric Adelson, Shutdown Corner - December 29, 2012

HOUSTON – The coach opened it up for questions, and a little boy raised his hand. The child could have asked Jerry Kill anything, anything at all, and he would have gotten a straight answer. The Kill way is to tell the... more »