The Outback Bowl is a college football game matching teams from the SEC and Big Ten Conference. It is a culmination of a week-long schedule of events of college footbal games. Outback Bowl: University of Florida v University of Iowa
On April 12, 1995 the bowl signed Outback Steakhouse as its title sponsor and changed the name to the Outback Bowl. Twenty-two years later Outback is still the title sponsor, the longest title sponsorship of any current college bowl game.
Today, the game has reached amazing heights. The bowl has been a part of the prestigious New Year's Day bowl lineup now for the past twenty-eight years. It features teams from the two most successful and popular conferences in college football - the SEC and Big Ten.
The bowl is now one of the most popular and success bowl games in the country contributing more than $130 million combined to universities and generating an estimated $1 billion in economic impact for the Tampa Bay region over its history.
The Outback Bowl has also played host to some great match-ups over the years, and therefore has hosted some of the sport's best players and coaches. Over its history life-long memories have been provided to more than 5,800 players, 87,000 halftime show performers and more than 1.7 million college football fans.
Outback Bowl Mission Statement
The mission of the Outback Bowl is to create an economic impact in the Tampa Bay area, positively showcase the community nationally and internationally and manage an event that adds to the quality of life in our area while making a significant financial contribution to NCAA member institutions while providing a safe, educational and unique experience for the student athletes participating in the game.