2020 Sun Bowl canceled amid COVID-19 concerns, ending 86-year streak of postseason game being played

The Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl, scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 31 at 2 p.m. ET, has been canceled due to the ongoing concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Sun Bowl Association made the announcement Tuesday, noting in a statement that the decision was not an easy one but one that needed to be made.

“The Sun Bowl has historically been a way to expose our amazing City of El Paso to the rest of our country. A great way to share our culture, our community, our people, and our neighbors to the South,” said Football Committee Chairman and long-time Board Member John Folmer. “However, now is no time to expose players and their families to the Pandemic and being that I’ve been involved with Sun Bowl for almost 50 years, and it breaks my heart to do this.