A post-season football game played by the top ranked teams in NCAA Football.
In college football parlance, the term "bowl" can also be used as a verb: as in a successful team going "bowling".
The term "bowl" originated from the Rose Bowl Stadium, site of the first post-season college football games.
There are Tiers of bowl games too, some are more prestigous. The Rosebowl, Orange Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Sugar Bowl, and Cotton bowl all have a great history, and are known for having the top ranked teams.
Teams must be in the BCS Bowl Champion Series subdivision.
Chuck: I heard Ohio state is going to the Rose Bowl this year.
Gnarles: Yeah, they go to that bowl game because they are a great team.
Chuck: Crappier teams like Kansas State get to go to the Texas Bowl.
Gnarles: Yeah, and Rutgers Destroys them!