Earlier this week, the Big Ten announced that it had entered into an agreement with a new bowl game being created by the NFL’s Detroit Lions.
Friday, the conference announced a couple of new agreements with a pair of old postseason friends.
In a press release, the Big Ten confirmed that it has indeed extended its association with the Capital One Bowl as well as the Outback Bowl. Both of the new agreements extend through the game following the 2019 regular season.
The Capital One Bowl, the release states, will select an eligible Big Ten team immediately after the conference’s participants in the Rose Bowl and/or College Football Playoff are identified when the new system for determining a national champion takes effect in 2014.
The league and the Capital One Bowl have been postseason partners since 1992, making it the conference’s second-longest bowl agreement behind only the Rose Bowl. The Outback Bowl has hosted a Big Ten team in its game the past 20 years and 24 times in its 27-year history.
Both of the games are played annually on New Year’s Day.