The folks at Boston College are anxiously awaiting a decision on where and when they will take their 6-6 team to a bowl game.
But the folks at The Heights are looking to the Atlantic Coast Conference or a few of the ACC affiliated bowls such as the Military, Independence or Quick Lane Bowl for confirmation.
They need to narrow their focus and go to the World Wide Leader headquarters in Bristol, Ct.
To the surprise of almost no one, ESPN is very likely to make the final decision
ESPN televises most of the 40 bowl games, plus the national championship game which will be televised in the period from Dec. 17th to January 9th. ESPN or ABC will televise 37 of those games. Of those 41 games, ESPN Events runs, sponsors, owns, or directs 13 of those bowl games.
Which brings us to BC, which almost everyone agrees is being considered for three Tier Two ACC bowl games: the Military Bowl in Annapolis, Md on Dec. 27, the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La. and the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit on Dec. 26th.
The bowls choose in this order: Military, Independence and Quick Lane. The ACC says it lets the bowls choose the match ups they want to generate the best audience and revenue. The bowls, at least the Independence Bowl, says it will bow to the wishes of its television partner–ESPN. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.