Alamo Bowl extends contract with Big-12 and Pac-12 partners
The Valero Alamo Bowl has reached an agreement that will extend the Big-12 and Pac-12 partnership through 2019.
According to the Associated Press, the six-year deal, beginning in 2014, will allow the Alamo Bowl to pick the top teams from the Big-12 and the Pac-12, outside of the four-playoff teams.
This marks the second major bowl agreement the Big-12 has reached, after signing a deal with the SEC to begin the Champions Bowl in 2015. The news comes days after the Big Ten and ACC inked a deal to secure the future of the Pinstripe Bowl in Yankee Stadium.
As the conferences prepare for the incoming playoff system in 2014, this deal should solidify the Alamo Bowl’s future in the new post-season college football era.
In a statement posted on the Big-12 website, Valero Alamo Bowl Chairman Pat Frost said, “I’m looking forward to our Big 12 and Pac-12 partnership to deliver some of the best games and match-ups of the post-season and adding to our impressive history of exciting games in front of capacity crowds and record setting viewership.”