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Big Ten extends bowl agreement with Heart of Dallas, adds Armed Forces Bowl

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The Big Ten has been slowly but surely announcing new and extended bowl agreements over the course of the summer.

On Tuesday, the conference did so again with an extension with the Heart of Dallas Bowl. Additionally, the Big Ten has entered into an agreement with the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. The Big Ten will play in the bowls on a rotating basis during a seven-year period following the 2013-2019 seasons.

The Big Ten previously announced agreements with the Capital One, Outback, Holiday, Kraft Fight Hunger and Pinstripe bowls. The conference also announced a new bowl game in Detroit organized by the Lions franchise.

Below is a statement from Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany:

“The Big Ten has played bowl games in the state of Texas annually since 1995 and we look forward to continuing that tradition by participating in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl and Heart of Dallas Bowl presented by PlainsCapital Bank. The opportunity to play in a historic venue like Cotton Bowl Stadium first drew us to the Heart of Dallas Bowl, and the hospitality of the people of Dallas and the charitable generosity of the bowl committee make this an ideal partnership. In addition, the agreement with the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl will allow the Big Ten to maintain an annual presence in the state of Texas, which is home to a large alumni base from conference schools. These two postseason games in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area are welcome additions to our national bowl lineup.”

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4 Responses to “Big Ten extends bowl agreement with Heart of Dallas, adds Armed Forces Bowl”
  1. polegojim says: Jul 23, 2013 4:14 PM

    Excellent – B1G travels and draws large anywhere in the nation.

  2. bertenheim says: Jul 23, 2013 4:29 PM

    Require seven wins for bowl eligibility and (by extension) eliminate eight bowl games.

  3. charles130 says: Jul 23, 2013 4:56 PM

    B1G had 41,000 at their championship game last year.

  4. mediocrebob says: Jul 23, 2013 5:31 PM

    Since the big 10 champ is GIVEN a trip to the rose bowl, runner up deserves one of these bowls.

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