NCAA rejects Tom Bowl bid to be fifth BCS game
The Tom Bowl will remain the only major college bowl game not sanctioned by the NCAA.
With the news that the BCS' fifth bowl game will be held at a rotating basis at either the Sugar, Rose, Orange or Fiesta Bowls the Tom Bowl was shut out in its attempt to be part of the NCAA's exclusive top tier bowl system.
The Tom Bowl formally requested to be considered as the fifth bowl game earlier this year.
"It's OK," said the Tom Bowl President. "I'm sure they gave it some deep thought."