If WVU wins the BE and takes zillions of fans to Georgia for the Sugar Bowl, maybe the Peach bowl will think about future BE bowl deals.
I seriously doubt that Lash. As you say below, "The BCS is all about TV ratings and fans in the stands." That has been the Big East's biggest problems football-wise. In the Old Big East only Virginia Tech and West Virginia traveled. Now it is West Virginia and we will assume Louisville. That is a push in terms of numbers. I can't see the Peach Bowl clamoring for Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Connecticut, or Cincinnati. One cannot assume that West Virginia and Louisville will be one and two every year.
I agree BC hokie. The BE won't be able to take away the Peach from the SEC/ACC matchup because both schools are located right there.
Its the same argument you hear every now and then that the BE will take away the Outback Bowl in Tampa because USF is located there and I believe the bowl director (or influential people on the committee) are USF grads. No way does teh bE take away a SEC/Big10 matchup.
I wish the BE would have gotten another bowl like the Liberty or Champs. I really think they need at least 5 becaue of the ND tie in. Every year ND might take a bowl away from the BE. This will be more of a problem with the 12 game schedule as the NCAA will probably allow teams that are 6-6 to go bowling. That probably means a team only has to go 3-5 in conference - as long as they go 3-1 OOC to go bowling.
As to your other point.... I think UConn traveled very well to the Motor City bowl last year. I don't think UConn will make it to a bowl this year (too many injuries) but we'll see how they travel in the future.