from Jesse Wood at HC Press.com/www.hcpress.com:
It looks like Appalachian State Mountaineers football squad will have more opportunities to play in a bowl game this upcoming football season, according to a report from ESPN.
Citing anonymous sources and an expected announcement from the NCAA later this week, three new bowl games will take place in Tuscon, Ariz. Austin, Texas and Orlando, Fla.
Two of these three new bowl games feature the Sun Belt Conference. The bowls in Texas and Florida feature American Conference teams versus Sun Belt Conference teams.
With a 7-5 record and conference play tiebreaker, Appalachian State placed third in the Sun Belt last season and would have likely played in a bowl if wasn’t ineligible because of the transition period from the FCS to the FBS.
from Jesse Wood at HC Press.com/www.hcpress.com