Didn't They Used To Have Bowl Games On New Year's Day?

It may shock you to learn that there is only one bowl game on broadcast TV on New Year’s Day.  ABC is showing the Outback Bowl, a distinctly lesser bowl, at 1:00PM Eastern.  That’s it for college bowl games on free TV.  Didn’t there used to be like 10 bowl games on New Year’s Day?

If you want to see the other three bowl games, including the Rose Bowl, you better have ESPN.

And don’t get me started with all the other non-championship BCS games on their own nights.  Those all used to be played on New Year’s Day as well, but not anymore…

I’m not sure that this whole consolidation onto ESPN is really progress.
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