Houston and San Antonio have thrown their hats into the ring in the bid to play host to college football's new Champions Bowl, according to a report from ESPN's Brett McMurphy. The new bowl is set to pit the champions of the Southeastern Conference and the Big 12 Conference against each other in the postseason. Replacements from each conference will play should those champions qualify for the four-team championship playoff.
Houston (Reliant Stadium) and San Antonio (Alamodome) add their bids to the cities of New Orleans (Superdome), Arlington (Cowboys Stadium), and Atlanta (Georgia Dome). According to the report, Arlington and New Orleans are considered favorites to land the game, which will also be included in the four-team playoff on a rotating basis.
A decision on the host city and stadium is expected to be made in September. The game will debut on January 1, 2015 as part of the 2014 postseason, the same postseason in which the four-team playoff debuts.