List of 2021-22 Bowl Games Cancelled Due to COVID-19

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The bowl season is one of the most exciting parts of the sports calendar. It’s a time of year when many people are off of work for the holidays and have a chance to kick back and enjoy some college football for the week between Christmas and New Year’s. But this year has been different, as several bowl games have already been canceled due to COVID-19.

Here’s a rundown of the college football bowl games canceled thus far.

SUN BOWL: MIAMI (FL) WITHDRAWS DUE TO COVID-19
Brett McMurphy of The Action Network reported Sunday evening that Miami (FL) pulled out of the Sun Bowl in El Paso due to COVID-19 issues within the Hurricanes’ program.

For the moment, that leaves Washington State in El Paso with no one to play in the game, which is slated for its traditional New Year’s Day start time. That gives bowl organizers a few days to find a replacement.

MILITARY BOWL: BOSTON COLLEGE VS. EAST CAROLINA

The game was scheduled for December 27th, 2021 at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. Issues with BC caused the cancellation.

FENWAY BOWL: SMU VS. VIRGINIA
The game was scheduled for December 29th, 2021 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The game was canceled due to COVID-19 issues with the Virginia football program. It was the inaugural Fenway Bowl and is, unfortunately, the second-straight bowl cancellation for SMU. Also, the game was set to be the final one for coach Bronco Mendenhall at UVA after he resigned from the program earlier this month.

HAWAII: HAWAII VS. MEMPHIS

The game was scheduled for December 23rd, 2021 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Hawaii had issues with COVID-19, along with a rash of season-ending injuries and transfers. However, there is far more drama in this story, with reports of players not wanting to play for head coach Todd Graham, which is the real reason for this cancellation.