Long-running college football bowl game won't be held in 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has claimed another college football bowl game.
On Thursday, the official Twitter account of the Holiday Bowl shared an unfortunate announcement.
“Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we announce today that the 43rd annual game will not be played this December. We look forward to coming back stronger than ever at the 2021 SDCCU Holiday Bowl!” a tweeted graphic read.
The Holiday Bowl, which started in 1978, is the fourth bowl game to be canceled due to COVID-19. In late July, the Redbox Bowl was the first bowl game of the 2020 postseason to be canceled. Earlier this month, ESPN Events announced that it would not be putting on the Bahamas Bowl and Hawaii Bowl due to travel restrictions.
The Holiday Bowl’s current tie-ins are the Pac-12 (since 1997) and the ACC (replacing the Big Ten starting this year). Previous Holiday Bowl tie-ins included the WAC (1978-97), the Big 12 (1995-2013) and Big Ten (1991-94; 2014-19).