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New Orleans to host Big 12-SEC game

Updated: November 7, 2012, 2:12 PM ET
By Brett McMurphy | ESPN.com

New Orleans will be the site of the new Champions Bowl between the SEC and Big 12, the leagues announced Tuesday night.

The game will take the name of the Allstate Sugar Bowl as the "Champions Bowl" name was just a temporary placeholder.

Earlier Tuesday, ESPN reported the SEC and Big 12 had chosen the Sugar Bowl over the Cotton Bowl in Arlington, Texas. Two weeks ago, SEC commissioner Mike Slive told ESPN.com that those cities were the two finalists.

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