SEC Announces 2014 Bowl Tie-Ins

Monday, August 12, 2013 - by special report to chattanoogan.com
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference announced Monday agreements with nine postseason bowls and a new process for the assignment of SEC member schools to bowl games, beginning with the 2014 season and extending for six years.

 

The new SEC bowl process coincides with the beginning of the new College Football Playoff that follows the 2014 college football season. The SEC will also participate in the Allstate Sugar Bowl and the Discover Orange Bowl (in selected years).

 

"We are pleased to have established a lineup of premier bowl games that will give our student-athletes a wonderful post-season experience and our fans the opportunity to travel to venues in the geographical footprint of the conference," said SEC Commissioner Mike Slive.

 

Under the new SEC bowl system, the Capital One Bowl in Orlando (vs. Big Ten/ACC), a long-time SEC bowl, will have the first selection of available SEC teams after any conference schools have qualified for the College Football Playoff, the Allstate Sugar Bowl or the Discover Orange Bowl.

 

Following the Capital One Bowl, there will be a pool of six bowls comprised of renewals with the Outback Bowl in Tampa (vs. Big Ten), Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl in Nashville (vs. ACC/Big Ten), TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl in Jacksonville (vs. ACC/Big Ten) and AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis (vs. Big 12), as well as new agreements with the Texas Bowl in Houston (vs. Big 12) and Belk Bowl in Charlotte (vs. ACC).

 

In consultation with SEC member institutions, as well as these six bowls, the conference will make the assignments for the bowl games in this newly created pool system.

 

"This bowl process gives us the best opportunity to address several issues that impact SEC fans, including the creation of intriguing matchups, the accommodation of travel for fans, reduced ticket obligations for our schools and a variety of assignments to help prevent repetitive postseason destinations," said Slive.

 

The SEC has also renewed its relationship with both the Birmingham Bowl (vs. TBA) and the Advocare V100 Bowl in Shreveport (vs. ACC). The Birmingham Bowl will have the first selection of available teams following the pool of six bowls. The Advocare V100 Bowl will have the next selection of available teams following the Birmingham Bowl.

 

2014 SEC Bowl Tie Ins

Capital One Bowl (Orlando, Fla.) vs. Big Ten/ACC

Outback Bowl (Tampa, Fla.) vs. Big Ten

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl (Nashville, Tenn.) vs. ACC/Big Ten

TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, Fla.) vs. ACC/Big Ten

AutoZone Liberty Bowl (Memphis, Tenn.) vs. Big 12

Texas Bowl (Houston, Texas) vs. Big 12

Belk Bowl (Charlotte, N.C.) vs. ACC

Birmingham Bowl (Birmingham, Ala.) vs. TBA

Advocare V100 Bowl (Shreveport, La.) vs. ACC

as well as

Allstate Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, La.) or Discover Orange Bowl (Miami, Fla.)

 

(E-mail Stan Crawley at wscrawley@earthlink.net)


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