Anyone expecting a resolution on the Fiesta Bowl investigation by the end of April will need to wait a few weeks. The NCAA's Postseason Bowl Licensing Subcommittee has announced a delay in determining whether the Fiesta Bowl will continue as an NCAA-licensed bowl.
Fiesta Bowl committee members will travel to New Orleans to talk with the bowl licensing subcommittee during its April 27-28 review of bowl licenses. However, no decision will be announced then. Rather, one is expected to come toward the end of the spring.
Committee officials want to know how the Fiesta Bowl plans to conduct future bowls, while at the same time waiting for the bowl's independent investigation and the BCS' special report on the situation to be available. Once the committee has all three pieces in hand, it will then take a few weeks to reach a final decision.
Somewhat lost in all of this is that the Insight Bowl is run by the same group as the Fiesta Bowl is. Will the bowl be penalized as well if a negative ruling comes down on the Fiesta Bowl?