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NCAA certifies unnamed Austin bowl game

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There are still plenty of impediments to holding the game.

The NCAA is ready to allow the city of Austin to host a bowl game at the end of the 2015 football season, but there are still plenty of unknowns, including whether the contest will happen at all.

Despite multiple reports that teams from the Sun Belt and the AAC would play in the game, the Austin Sports Commission hasn't yet secured conferences to fill the potential bid. The game is also missing a sponsor, venue, network, and date.

ESPN isn't going to televise any more bowl games, forcing the ASC to negotiate with NBC and CBS about broadcasting rights.

As for a venue, Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium seems like the only real option.

There's been plenty of discussion on Twitter about a potential name for the bowl game, with locals throwing around restaurants like Franklin's BBQ and Torchy's Tacos, but a tongue-in-cheek poll by the Statesman resulted in readers voting for "Willie's Smoke a Bowl," a reference to pot-smoking local musician Willie Nelson.

At least one of the issues in setting up the bowl game is settled, then.