Big Ten announces new bowl lineup through 2025

By Kevin Kelley -

The Big Ten Conference has announced their bowl lineup through the 2025 season, which features at least 11 different bowl games.

New to the Big Ten’s bowl lineup are the Las Vegas Bowl, Belk Bowl, and Cheez-It Bowl. The agreements with the Las Vegas Bowl and Belk Bowl are for three seasons each.

In the Las Vegas Bowl, the Big Ten will take on a team from the Pac-12 in 2021, 2023, and 2025. The Big Ten will face an opponent from the ACC in the Belk Bowl in 2020, 2022, and 2024.

The Big Ten will continue to send its champion to the Rose Bowl Game to face a Pac-12 team, unless its member is selected for a College Football Playoff Semifinal or if the Rose Bowl is a semifinal host.

The Big Ten also has an agreement to send a team to the Capital One Orange Bowl at least three times from 2014 through 2025.

Below is the complete Big Ten bowl lineup from 2020 through the 2025 season:

  • Rose Bowl Game – vs. Pac-12
  • Capital One Orange Bowl – vs. ACC/ND or SEC
  • Citrus Bowl – vs. SEC
  • Outback Bowl – vs. SEC
  • Las Vegas Bowl – vs. Pac-12 (2021, 2023, 2025)
  • Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl – vs. SEC
  • New Era Pinstripe Bowl – vs. ACC
  • Belk Bowl – vs. ACC (2020, 2022, 2024)
  • Cheez-It Bowl – vs. Big 12
  • Redbox Bowl – vs. Pac-12
  • Quick Lane Bowl – vs. MAC

From the Big Ten:

The Big Ten’s 2020-25 bowl lineup will also feature the same selection process that has been used since 2014 to ensure outstanding bowl matchups and fresh postseason destinations. Each bowl partner will work with the Big Ten to create the best possible matchup based upon an agreed set of parameters, with final approval by the conference office for all team selections. The Citrus, Outback, Music City, New Era Pinstripe, Cheez-It, Redbox and Quick Lane Bowls will feature a Big Ten team in each year of the agreement, while the Las Vegas and Belk Bowls will rotate annually and each feature three teams over the six-year agreement.

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Comments (6)

The Holiday Bowl seems to have fallen a notch in terms of prestige, but I’m sorry to see it out of the Big 10 rotation. San Diego is a great destination in the winter. Las Vegas Bowl likely moving up with new stadium. Rumor had it that it would be Pac-12 v SEC. Glad that the Big 10 got that slot. Timing of that game (before Christmas) will make it more difficult to attend, but it will provide a game worth watching that Saturday where choices were all Go5 match ups.

Thanks. I went to Google and then another site to get more information, and saw that the Big Ten was only in Las Vegas in odd years. When I came back the information on here was either corrected or I had read it wrong in the first place. I *think* that the original post that I saw here and responded to had a different bowl getting the odd years.