- The Outback Bowl is no longer.
- College football fans react to the heartbreaking news.
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College football as we know it is no longer. No, it’s not because the NCAA is obsolete or because college athletes are finally being paid for their name, image, and likeness, but it’s because the Outback Bowl is dead.
The devastating news was delivered earlier this week that ReliaQuest is the new sponsor of the previously known Outback Bowl. Outback had moved on months ago, but this makes the change officially official.
ReliaQuest Bowl is the new name for the former Outback Bowl. Outback ended its title sponsorship & the bowl had been renamed the Tampa Bay Bowl for the past 3 months
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) June 9, 2022
Any college football fan would agree that the Outback Bowl was right up there with the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl when it comes to the most recognizable bowls on the oversaturated slate.
The first Outback Bowl took place on New Year’s Day in 1996 when Penn State beat up on Auburn, 43-14. Penn State played in last year’s Outback Bowl as well losing to Arkansas 24-10.
College Football Fans Hilariously Pay Their Respects To The Outback Bowl
Winners getting comprehensive cybersecurity solutions is not as cool as getting a bloomin’ onion… https://t.co/DxlpUbNtx3
— Penn State FB Thoughts (@PSU_FB_Thoughts) June 10, 2022
— 𝒫𝒶𝓉𝓇𝒾𝒸𝓀 𝒮𝒽𝓊𝒸𝓀 (@PShuck) June 10, 2022
ReliaQuest made an enemy out of me today https://t.co/sd59gNiL0O
— Outback Kevin 🤠 (@trireme13) June 9, 2022
I'm torn. This is a horrible name for a bowl that will be worth mocking for a long time, which makes it a great name. At the same time, the Outback Bowl deserves so much better. https://t.co/624HZ3kvnv
— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) June 9, 2022
It will always be the Outback Bowl in this house https://t.co/QvLa8DGy44
— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) June 9, 2022