ACC, ESPN reach 12-year deal to carry Orange Bowl

Updated: November 15, 2012, 1:55 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- The Atlantic Coast Conference has agreed to a 12-year deal with ESPN for the rights to televise the Orange Bowl, with the conference champion facing either Notre Dame or a team from the Big Ten or SEC.

The deal announced Thursday begins with the 2014 season and runs through 2026. ESPN.com has previously reported that the network will play about $55 million per year for the game.

Under the new deal, the Orange Bowl will be played either Dec. 31 or Jan. 1.

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