NEW ORLEANS — The Sun Belt Conference unveiled its postseason opportunities for the next six years on Thursday.
The SBC’s new postseason lineup includes placement in three ESPN Events owned-and-operated bowl games and continued participation in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl and the LendingTree Bowl on an annual basis.
“We are coming off of our most successful season in Sun Belt history,” said Sun Belt Commissioner Keith Gill. “We’re excited to provide a flex model that allows for our fans and schools to go to desirable locations with exciting opponents that are easily accessible and provides more revenue than the previous bowl cycle.”
According to the Sun Belt, ESPN Events will hold the first, third and fourth selections and will then utilize a flex model to select teams into the following pool of games:
• Boca Raton Bowl (Boca Raton, FL)
• Camellia Bowl (Montgomery, AL)
• Cure Bowl (Orlando, FL)
• Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise, ID)
• SERVPRO First Responder Bowl (Dallas, TX)
• Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl (Frisco, TX)
• Myrtle Beach Bowl (Myrtle Beach, SC)
• New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque, NM)
In addition to the league’s five bowl tie-ins, the Sun Belt champion has access annually to the New Year’s Six bowls, managed by the College Football Playoff, should the champion be selected as one of the top four teams overall by the CFP selection committee or ranked by the committee as the top champion among the Group of Five conference champions.