Bowl Games Are Not Always Winners For Schools

CBS Miami

MIAMI GARDENS (CBSMiami) – The 2014 Orange Bowl features a matchup of two storied football programs in Ohio State and Clemson. The game is expected to be one of the best of the bowl season, but it’s still possibly a loser for both teams due to the outgoing BCS system.

The Orange Bowl is one of the most storied bowl games in the nation and has hosted multiple national championship games throughout its history. Teams including Alabama, Ohio State, Stanford, and Oklahoma, to name a few, have all played in the Orange Bowl.

As part of the BCS, the major bowls (Orange, Fiesta, Sugar, and Rose) pay out $18 million to schools that is then divided among the teams in the schools conference. But, even with the large payout, most schools that play in the BCS end up losing money on the bowl game.

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