In order for the task force to complete its work, the Division I Board of Directors earlier this year approved a three-year moratorium on new postseason football bowl game licenses. The Task Force will report its recommendations to the Board and Emmert no later than October. The Postseason Bowl Licensing Subcommittee, which is part of the NCAA Football Issues Committee, currently administers bowl licenses. The Task Force’s examination is expected to more clearly define the subcommittee’s role, structure and responsibilities. It is also designed to create clearer standards for bowl sponsoring agencies and for the public to better understand the role of the NCAA in licensing bowl games.
The four-year bowl licenses that the NCAA issued in 2010 remain in effect as long as the sponsors meet the current requirements. Existing bowls will be expected to meet any new licensing standards adopted by the Board as a result of the Task Force work.
A new task force appointed by NCAA President Mark Emmert is reviewing the licensing procedure for Division I bowl games. The NCAA Division I Bowl Licensing Task Force will examine several areas, including governance and oversight by bowl sponsoring agencies, conflict-of-interest rules and policies, advertising and title-sponsorship standards, and the oversight and reporting of financial management of bowl games.