Dec 29, 2012; San Antonio, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown (right) and safety Kenny Vaccaro (4) and running back D.J. Monroe (26) react after defeating the Oregon State Beavers in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome. Texas beat Oregon State 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Big 12 Announces Future Bowl Lineup

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In conjunction with the College Football Playoff beginning in 2014, the Big 12 announced its future seven-game bowl lineup on Friday.

The postseason will include three matchups with the SEC, including the Allstate Sugar Bowl that pits the league’s champions against one another, pending neither are selected in the four-team playoff.

The Big 12 will face two Pac-12 opponents, the American Coastal Conference, and a rotation between Conference-USA and the American Athletic Conference.

“Our new bowl lineup meets all the benchmarks our member institutions desired,” commented Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said in a release on Big12Sports.com.  “We have maintained a strong post-season presence in Texas, added a Florida destination, continued our exposure in the West, and added a drivable destination.”

The Allstate Sugar Bowl will host the Big 12 champion against the winner of the SEC in a 12-year partnership, unless one or both teams are selected for the College Football Playoff. If that were to occur another deserving team from the conference(s) would be selected. The game will be played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, with the first matchup scheduled for Jan. 1, 2015.

Bowl partner selections of Big 12 teams will be made in the order listed below.

Future Big 12 Bowl Lineup (beginning in 2014)
College Football Playoff/Allstate Sugar (vs. SEC opponent)
Valero Alamo (vs. Pac-12 opponent)
Russell Athletic (vs. ACC opponent)
Texas (vs. SEC opponent)
Liberty (vs. SEC opponent)
Buffalo Wild Wings (vs. Pac-12 opponent)
Heart of Dallas (vs. Conference-USA opponent)/Bell Helicopter Armed Forces (vs. AAC opponent)

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