The Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl is a post-season college football bowl game certified by the NCAA that will begin play in the 2015 season. Backed by the Arizona Sports and Entertainment Commission, it will feature bowl-eligible teams from Conference USA and the Mountain West Conference, or alternatively the Sun Belt Conference in the event that either conference does not have enough bowl-eligible teams. The inaugural game will feature Nevada vs. Colorado State. This is the first non-championship bowl game to feature teams from the same conference since the 1979 Orange Bowl. The commissioner of the Mountain West called the 2015 pairing a "travesty" and a sign that the bowl system is "broken".
Runtime: 210 minutes
Arizona Bowl - Cactus Bowl - Netflix
The Cactus Bowl, is an NCAA FBS college football bowl game that has been played in the state of Arizona since 1989. Originally played as the Copper Bowl from inception through 1996, it was known as the Insight.com Bowl from 1997 through 2001, then the Insight Bowl from 2002 through 2011, the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl for 2012 and 2013, and then the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl for 2016. The Cactus Bowl name has been in use since 2015. There was no game played during calendar year 2014 due to the schedule date moving from December to January; the game was played twice during 2016, due to the schedule date moving back to December. When the bowl was initially founded, it was played at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, on the campus of the University of Arizona. In 2000, the organizers moved the game from Tucson to Phoenix. There, it was played at what is now known as Chase Field, the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball. For the 2006 season, the bowl moved a second time. After the annual Fiesta Bowl left Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe in favor of playing in University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, the Cactus Bowl (still known as the Insight Bowl) was relocated there as a permanent replacement. The Cactus Bowl is temporarily being played at its previous home of Chase Field in Phoenix while Sun Devil Stadium undergoes renovations. The renovations are being undertaken during the offseason, requiring Arizona State to close the stadium at the conclusion of football season through 2017. During this time, the game is one of three bowl games played in baseball-specific stadiums; the Gasparilla Bowl, played at Tropicana Field, and the Pinstripe Bowl, played at Yankee Stadium, are the others.
Arizona Bowl - MVPs - Netflix
Two MVPs are selected for each game; one an offensive player, the other a defensive player.
Arizona Bowl - References - Netflix