Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Report: ACC agrees to six bowl deals
By Heather Dinich
The ACC has come to agreements with its top six bowl games for the new bowl cycle starting in 2014, sources told ESPN's Brett McMurphy on Wednesday.
Here's how the lineup will look, according to McMurphy's report:
- Discover Orange Bowl: The ACC champ will continue to play in this bowl when the game is not part of the semifinals in the College Football Playoff.
- The Russell Athletic Bowl will get the next selection from the ACC of any teams that didn't qualify for the semifinals or Orange Bowl, sources said.
- The Belk, Gator/Music City, Pinstripe and Sun bowls will share the next four slots.
- The Gator Bowl and the Music City Bowl will each get an ACC and Big Ten school three times over the six-year period.
According to McMurphy's sources, the ACC's bowl opponents will be: Capital One (SEC), Russell Athletic (Big 12), Belk/Music City (SEC), Pinstripe (Big Ten) and Sun (Pac-12).