ACC announces additional Bowl game partnerships

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) announced on Wednesday partnerships with five additional football bowl games and completed the ACC’s bowl lineup for the 2014-2019 seasons.

In all, the ACC, which will have 15 schools in its bowl mix, will have a minimum of nine guaranteed bowl berths in each of the six years after the 2014-19 seasons, with that number expanding to 10 in the 2014 and 2016 seasons.

Previously announced were agreements reached with the Discover Orange Bowl in South Florida, where the ACC’s champion, if not in the College Football Playoff, will play; the Russell Athletic Bowl and the Capital One Bowl games in Orlando; the Hyundai Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas; the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, N.C.; the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tenn. and the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla.; and the New Era Pinstripe Bowl in New York City.

The order of team selections for the bowl partnerships announced Wednesday will come after the selections of those bowl partnerships.

“It’s very satisfying to finalize our future ACC bowl partnerships that collectively provide great flexibility, matchups and depth for our 15 member schools,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford.

“We are pleased to continue our relationship with the Military and AdvoCare V100 Bowls while beginning new ones with the new bowl game in Detroit, hosted by the Detroit Lions; the Beef ‘O’Brady’s bowl game and Birmingham.”