The Boca Raton Bowl is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sanctioned Division I college football bowl game played in Boca Raton, Florida at FAU Stadium, which is located on the campus of Florida Atlantic University. The bowl was founded on October 10, 2013, and was first played as part of the 2014 schedule of postseason bowl games. The bowl game will be televised by ESPN. The Mid-American Conference (MAC) is scheduled to be the primary conference involved in the Boca Raton Bowl until 2019. The Northern Illinois Huskies, winners of the conference's championship game, were chosen as the conference's first representative. Conference USA was contracted to provide a team for the 2014 playing and the conference sent its champion, the Marshall Thundering Herd. Both the MAC and C-USA did not have automatic bowl bids for their champions entering 2014; C-USA lost its contract with the Liberty Bowl while the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, which usually took the MAC champion, was discontinued after its 2013 playing and the GoDaddy Bowl, which takes a MAC team and has the option to take the conference champion if it desires, elected to take Toledo instead.
The American Athletic Conference is to provide a team to the Boca Raton Bowl in 2015. Other NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision conferences are expected to send teams to the bowl in alternating years after that, but these have yet to be announced. The bowl game is owned and operated by ESPN Events, and is televised by ESPN as part of its annual "Bowl Week". On October 6, 2015, Marmot was announced as the title sponsor of the game.