Military Bowl strikes deal with C-USA

Updated: May 20, 2013, 2:44 PM ET
By Brett McMurphy | ESPN

Conference USA has struck a deal to put a team in the Military Bowl, sources said Monday.

The seventh selection from the ACC was contracted to play in the game against an at-large team before C-USA completed the deal to fill the spot.

C-USA and bowl officials will determine which selection from C-USA will play in the bowl, the sources said.

For the first time in the bowl's six-year history, the game will be played at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md., and not RFK Stadium in Washington D.C.

The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman, set for Dec. 27 with a 2:30 p.m. ET kickoff, will be the sixth bowl affiliated with C-USA.

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