It’s Farewell to the Poinsettia Bowl
The Mountain West Conference has one less bowl game tie-in now that the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl is going away.
The San Diego Bowl Association made the announcement Wednesday they’ve decided to end the game after a 12-year run.
That means the last game in the history of the bowl featured the Wyoming Cowboys, although they lost to BYU, 24-21, last month.
The announcement drew reaction from Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson, who released the following statement:
“We were aware today’s announcement from the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl was a possibility”, said Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson. “While we are disappointed by the decision, the Mountain West is thankful for the tremendous relationship we’ve enjoyed with the bowl game. The city of San Diego and the Poinsettia Bowl were outstanding hosts and provided a first-class experience for several MW institutions over 12 seasons. The Poinsettia Bowl is one of six postseason games the Mountain West has been a part of creating during its 18-year history. We are well-versed in the bowl space and are already in the process of vetting future options to ensure postseason opportunities for our student-athletes.”
The Mountain West still has active bowl agreements with the Las Vegas Bowl, New Mexico Bowl, Hawai’i Bowl, the Arizona Bowl and the Idaho Potato Bowl. Plus, an indirect affiliation with the Cactus Bowl.