Why Auburn has no shortage of NFL games to watch
Auburn University has no football games, but the school is getting some NFL action.
The school announced Monday that it will be hosting a game between the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens at the Tuscaloosa campus beginning Thursday, Aug. 9, and will also be hosting the New England Patriots in the next game at its Stadium Series Stadium on Aug. 15.
The game will air on ESPN and will be the second meeting between the teams in two years.
The Browns are coming off a 24-23 win over the Miami Dolphins on Monday Night Football, while the Ravens defeated the Green Bay Packers 31-10 in the opener of their season on Monday night.
The bowl game was created in 1987 as a way to bring more college football to a smaller area.
Since then, bowl games have become a popular opportunity for fans to watch games from a bigger field.
The NCAA began awarding bowl games in 1987, and since then, more than 2,500 bowls have been played.
There have been four bowl games during Auburn’s history.
In 2010, Auburn was the only SEC school to win the Big Ten Championship, while in 2015 the Tigers beat Clemson.
The Tigers have won the BCS Championship every season since.
The Auburn-Georgia game was the first of those three.