By Gina Yarbrough
San Diego, CA–The 2021 San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl is officially canceled.
The announcement was made Wednesday after the SDCCU Holiday Bowl committee failed to find a replacement team for the UCLA Bruins after players pulled out of the game due to COVID-19 issues.
San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl president, Bob Bolinger, and CEO, Mark Neville, expressed disappointment with the game’s cancellation.
“Sadly we are announcing that the 2021 SDCCU Holiday Bowl is canceled. We worked closely with Boo Corrigan and the fantastic NC State Athletics staff to try and find a replacement team for UCLA, but were unable to do so. We are especially heartbroken for the Student Athletes and, of course, our RedCoat and RedShirt volunteers and staff who spent so much time and effort into planning an incredible festival of events, culminating in a premier bowl game. We are so lucky to have tremendous relationships with our title sponsor – San Diego County Credit Union, FOX Sports, our civic and other sponsor partners, and, of course, our fans. We also want to acknowledge and thank the San Diego Padres and the Petco Park staff for taking us in and transforming the ballpark into a world-class football facility. We look forward to coming back in 2022 and putting on one heck of a show!”
UCLA was scheduled to face off against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at 5 pm. at Petco Park.