The Rose and Sugar Bowls will double as semifinals for the nation’s first NCAA Division I college football playoff, according to a report from CBSSports.com.
According to the report, the two bowls will host the semifinals together four times over the course of the 12-year playoff deal. When not serving as semifinals, the bowls will go on with participants from their usual conferences.
The deal gives the first indication of the order of rotation for bowls in the playoff era. With the pairing of Sugar and Rose bowls, the Fiesta and and Orange Bowls will likely be paired together as semifinals, as well as two additional venues to make for a three-year rotation.