The Big Ten and the Capital One Bowl announced an extension of their agreement on Friday, securing the game's place in the conference's lineup through the 2019-20 season. The Capital One Bowl will also still select its teams immediately after the Rose Bowl and possibly the College Football Playoff, placing it in the top tier of the Big Ten's new bowl lineup.
The Big Ten's agreement dates back to the 1992-93 season, making it the conference's second-oldest bowl affiliation behind the Rose Bowl. Additionally, as part of the agreement with the Orange Bowl, when a Big Ten team is selected to play in South Florida, the Capital One Bowl will have the top non-playoff selection among ACC teams.
The new system will be instituted in 2014-15 as part of the Big Ten's new bowl lineup in the College Football Playoff Era.
"One of college football's great traditions resides here in Central Florida," said Florida Citrus Sports President Tony Massey. "To extend our agreement with a conference so rich in history and maintain a New Year's Day timeslot continues a proud tradition that we started back on January 1, 1947."
"We are excited to announce an extension with the Capital One Bowl, ensuring that Big Ten teams will continue to enjoy the great city of Orlando," Delany said. "Over the years, the people of Orlando have welcomed Big Ten fans with open arms, whether travelling from across the country or among the many alumni in Central Florida. The return of the Capital One Bowl adds to a national bowl lineup and will give conference student-athletes another invaluable postseason opportunity."
The Capital One Bowl will also keep its 1 p.m. ET New Year's Day slot on ABC. The game will be played at the newly reconstructed Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium.
With the inclusion of the Detroit bowl announced with the Detroit Lions earlier in the week, the Big Ten's upcoming bowl lineup will be as follows:
|5-7||Kraft Fight Hunger|
|6+||The Detroit bowl|
|TBD||Military/Heart of Dallas/Armed Forces|
|*The Big Ten will also share a spot in the Orange Bowl with the SEC and Notre Dame.|
|**The ACC and Big Ten will likely share spots in the Music City and Gator bowls|
Top tier: Capital One, Outback, Holiday
Middle tier: Gator/Music City, Kraft Fight Hunger, Pinstripe
Lower tier: Heart of Dallas/Armed Forces, the Detroit bowl
Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl:
|January 1, 2007||Wisconsin 17, Arkansas 14||John Stocco|
|January 1, 2006||Wisconsin 24, Auburn 10||Brian Calhoun|
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