Wednesday, August 7, 2013

ACC football: Bowl partnerships finalized for 2014-2019

The ACC finalized its bowl lineup for the upcoming seasons Wednesday by announcing five bowl partnerships.

Starting with the 2014 season and running until 2019, the ACC will send teams annually to the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman in Annapolis, Md., the AdvoCare V100 Bowl in Shreveport, La., and a new bowl game in Detroit, Mich., hosted by the NFL's Detroit Lions. The Military bowl opponent will come from the American Athletic Conference and the Detroit bowl will feature an opponent from the Big 10 Conference.

Additionally, the ACC will send a team to the Beef 'O'Brady's Bowl in St. Petersburg, Fla., after the 2014 and 2016 seasons and will serve as the bowl's first conditional choice for the other four years if its primary partners can't fill the slot.

The ACC will also have a second conditional bowl with the Birmingham Bowl, if the league has an available team beyond the Beef 'O'Brady's Bowl choice. The ACC will be the first conditional choice of the Birmingham Bowl.

"It's very satisfying to finalize our future ACC bowl partnerships that collectively provide great flexibility, matchups and depth for our 15 member schools," said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. "We are pleased to continue our relationship with the Military and AdvoCare V100 Bowls while beginning new ones with the new bowl game in Detroit, hosted by the Detroit Lions; the Beef 'O'Brady's bowl game and Birmingham."

Here is a rundown of bowls the ACC has tie-ins with between 2014 and 2019:

Discover Orange Bowl, Miami, Fla.

Russell Athletic Bowl, Orlando, Fla.

Capital One Bowl, Orlando, Fla.

Hyundai Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas

Belk Bowl, Charlotte, N.C.

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, Nashville, Tenn. Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, Fla.

New Era Pinstripe Bowl, New York City.

Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman, Annapolis, Md.

AdvoCare V100 Bowl, Shreveport, La.

Detroit Bowl, Detroit

Beef 'O'Brady's Bowl, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Birmingham Bowl, Birmingham, Ala.


Unknown said...

Almost as many bowls as there are teams in the ACC. Does that mean ACC teams with losing records will get into a bowl? What a joke! No team with six wins should ever get into a bowl.