College football COVID-19: Sun Bowl's streak of 86 consecutive games coming to end


Published 4:08 p.m. ET Nov. 30, 2020 | Updated 11:12 p.m. ET Nov. 30, 2020


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The Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl, played every year since Jan. 1, 1935, has been canceled amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

KFOX14/CBS4 in El Paso, Texas, site of the game that was to pit the Pac-12 against the ACC, said it confirmed the news with the Sun Bowl Association. The Stadium first reported the cancellation of the nation’s second-longest-running bowl game.

“It’s sad, and there is a lot of hurt in the Sun Bowl family, but canceling the game is better than the hurt Covid would cause,” Sun Bowl football committee chairman  John Folmer told CBS4.

Earlier this year, when the Pac-12 announced a return to the field, executive director Bernie Olivas said the bowl still planned on pitting a Pac-12 and ACC team.

The bowl schedule for the 2020 season started at 43 games with the College Football Playoff championship game included. Seven games have officially announced cancellations – Redbox, Hawaii, Bahamas, Holiday, Quick Lane, Pinstripe and Sun. Two games were moved…

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