Tucson's 2021 Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl canceled due to COVID

Posted at 4:22 PM, Dec 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-27 20:53:43-05

TUCSON, AZ — The 2021 Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl has been canceled due to COVID.

Earlier Monday, Boise State pulled out of the Arizona Bowl, Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy tweeted. Portnoy said the game could still take place, and that the bowl was actively looking for a replacement team.

Since then, Boise State officially withdrew late Monday, due to the number of student-athletes who tested positive, which has surpassed the limit that would allow for safe travel and safety of other students.

A Monday tweet from Sports Illustrated's Ross Dellenger said the Arizona Bowl had about 24 hours to find a replacement team, otherwise, Central Michigan could be released to play Washington State in the Sun Bowl in El Paso. However, Barstool announced late Monday that the bowl would not happen in 2021.