The Big 12 has announced a new bowl lineup beginning in 2014. The lineup will be effective following the conclusion of the 2014 regular-season and extends through 2019.
“Our new bowl lineup meets all the benchmarks our member institutions desired,” said Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. “We have maintained a strong post-season presence in Texas, added a Florida destination, continued our exposure in the West, and added a drivable destination.”
The Big 12 bowl lineup will include the following:
- College Football Playoff/Allstate Sugar (vs. SEC)
- Valero Alamo Bowl (vs. Pac-12)
- Russell Athletic Bowl (vs. ACC)
- Texas Bowl (vs. SEC)
- AutoZone Liberty Bowl (vs. SEC)
- Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (vs. Pac-12)
- Heart of Dallas (vs. C-USA)/Bell Helicopter Armed Forces (vs. AAC)
The Big 12 has a 12-year agreement with the Allstate Sugar Bowl to match a conference member against the SEC Champion, unless one or both teams is placed in the new College Football Playoff. If that happens, another “deserving” team from the Big 12 will play in the Sugar Bowl.
A Big 12 team will play at the Heart of Dallas Bowl and the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl on a rotating basis.
Ok I’m a Big 12 fan but 8 bowl games with only 10 teams in the conference? That’s crazy!
I guess you weren’t aware that 9 of those 10 teams went to bowl games last year, so it’s not that crazy.
yeah and how often is that going to happen cflash? yeah, very rarely.
and 7 of those 9 teams are still extremely overrated.
…but North Dakota State wil move to the Big 12. ;-)
…but North Dakota State will move to the Big 12. ;-)
no B12-B10 matchups in bowl games. what a shame. just like no PAC-SEC games. I wish they’d mix up the variety of bowl games a little more…
Several big 12 teams are worthy. Baylor, Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, TCU: Each has a team that could make a major bowl game. Some have got off to a rough start, but that can all change. I don’t leave the ’12 just because they may have a bad year. It’s a surprise each week.
No cotton bowl?
The Cotton Bowl will be part of the playoff beginning next season.
Why not just call it the Big Texas Conference?