Sources: Big Ten adding 2 bowls
The Big Ten is adding the Holiday Bowl and the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl to its future postseason lineup and will face Pac-12 teams in both games, sources have told ESPN.com.
Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany will announce the moves during a conference call Monday afternoon with bowl officials and Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott, according to sources. The Pac-12 is continuing its agreements with both bowls for the next cycle, which begins in the 2014 season.
The Big Ten already has added the Pinstripe Bowl in New York to its future postseason lineup. The league is expected to continue agreements with the Capital One, Outback, Gator and Heart of Dallas bowls and add the Music City Bowl in Nashville to its lineup. The Big Ten is in negotiations with the Detroit Lions to be part of a new bowl game in Detroit, ESPN's Brett McMurphy reported in May.
The Big Ten will send teams to both the Holiday and Kraft Fight Hunger bowls every year during the next cycle. The Big Ten had a tie-in with the Holiday Bowl from 1986-94. In 2011, Illinois appeared in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, which in 2014 moves to Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
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