Big 12 announces New Bowl Lineup Beginning in 2014

By Kevin Kelley -

The Big 12 has announced a new bowl lineup beginning in 2014. The lineup will be effective following the conclusion of the 2014 regular-season and extends through 2019.

“Our new bowl lineup meets all the benchmarks our member institutions desired,” said Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. “We have maintained a strong post-season presence in Texas, added a Florida destination, continued our exposure in the West, and added a drivable destination.”

The Big 12 bowl lineup will include the following:

  • College Football Playoff/Allstate Sugar (vs. SEC)
  • Valero Alamo Bowl (vs. Pac-12)
  • Russell Athletic Bowl (vs. ACC)
  • Texas Bowl (vs. SEC)
  • AutoZone Liberty Bowl (vs. SEC)
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (vs. Pac-12)
  • Heart of Dallas (vs. C-USA)/Bell Helicopter Armed Forces (vs. AAC)

The Big 12 has a 12-year agreement with the Allstate Sugar Bowl to match a conference member against the SEC Champion, unless one or both teams is placed in the new College Football Playoff. If that happens, another “deserving” team from the Big 12 will play in the Sugar Bowl.

A Big 12 team will play at the Heart of Dallas Bowl and the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl on a rotating basis.

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  1. darktick
    August 30, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Ok I’m a Big 12 fan but 8 bowl games with only 10 teams in the conference? That’s crazy!

  2. butchslapt
    August 31, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    and 7 of those 9 teams are still extremely overrated.

  3. Herandos
    August 31, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    …but North Dakota State wil move to the Big 12. ;-)

  4. Herandos
    August 31, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    …but North Dakota State will move to the Big 12. ;-)

  5. Travis B
    September 2, 2013 at 1:30 am

    no B12-B10 matchups in bowl games. what a shame. just like no PAC-SEC games. I wish they’d mix up the variety of bowl games a little more…

  6. Neverquick
    October 11, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Several big 12 teams are worthy. Baylor, Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, TCU: Each has a team that could make a major bowl game. Some have got off to a rough start, but that can all change. I don’t leave the ’12 just because they may have a bad year. It’s a surprise each week.

  7. fudgemaker
    December 9, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Why not just call it the Big Texas Conference?