More bowl games called off as Covid outbreaks continue to plague sport

Short-handed teams prompted officials to cancel the Military Bowl in Annapolis, Maryland, and the Wasabi Fenway Bowl in Boston. The Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, might be next.

Two college football bowl games were canceled on Sunday and the fate of another hung in the balance, as Covid-19 outbreaks continued to wreak havoc on the sport.

The University of Miami announced Sunday night that its Hurricanes would not travel to El Paso, Texas, to play in the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl against Washington State on Friday.

The Sun Bowl, played annually since 1935, is one the nation’s four oldest bowl games. The New Year’s Eve game wasn’t immediately canceled on Sunday but Sun Bowl executive director Bernie Olivas told NBC affiliate KTSM: “As far as a backup plan, because we are where we are, we don’t have one right now.”

Hours earlier, the Military Bowl and Wasabi Fenway Bowl were both scuttled by Covid-19 issues.

Boston College was unable to field enough players to take on East Carolina in the Military Bowl, set for a Monday afternoon kickoff at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland.

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