If Northern Illinois hadn’t blown up the Bowl Championship Series this year, the Florida Gators would be preparing for a Sugar Bowl matchup against the Oklahoma Sooners.
The University of Florida will be representing the Southeastern Conference in the Sugar Bowl this year and was well represented on the All-SEC team released Monday.
Fresh off an announcement of a planned move to the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Louisville Cardinals rallied behind Miami’s Teddy Bridgewater to win a share of the Big East Championship.
The Florida Gators’ victory over in-state rival Florida State not only ended the Seminoles’ slim hopes of Bowl Championship Series championship consideration, but also likely guaranteed the Gators a trip to the Sugar Bowl.
New Orleans will be the site of the new marquee bowl game between the Southeastern Conference and Big 12.
The NFL lockout has already cost players and employees of teams lost money and frustrated fans. Now, the Bowl Championship Series has to set some soft dates for the major bowls because they may conflict with NFL games.