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ACC, Orange Bowl reach deal

Updated: November 16, 2012, 10:16 AM ET
By Brett McMurphy | ESPN

The Atlantic Coast Conference and the Discover Orange Bowl have finalized a 12-year deal placing the ACC champion annually in the bowl against either an SEC or Big Ten team, or Notre Dame, starting Jan. 1, 2015.

The agreement was announced Thursday. ESPN will pay an average of $55 million annually for the bowl, sources said.

The $55 million figure will be split evenly between the ACC and the SEC or Big Ten, depending on which conference is represented in the Orange Bowl. However, ...

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