More changes may be afoot for the ACC’s bowl imprint. Sun Bowl and CBS officials will decide today whether to retain an association with the Big East or switch to the Atlantic Coast Conference. The opponent would remain a team from the Pacific 10. If it happens, this would add another
New Year’s Day decent bowl to the ACC’s rota.
This comes shortly after the Big East dropped the Gator Bowl and picked up the Champs Sports Bowl, when they announced a new four year deal starting next year that will place the second selection from the Big East or Notre Dame versus the third or fourth selection from the ACC.
For their part, the Gator Bowl is continuing its “hybrid model,” which divided the selection of the Big East with the Big 12 when it came to selecting an opponent to play an ACC team.
The Sun Bowl football selection committee voted today to go with the Atlantic Coast Conference over the Big East Conference for the next bowl cycle from 2010-13, Sun Bowl committee chairman John Folmer told The Tampa Tribune.
The Sun Bowl, played in El Paso, Texas, will get the fifth selection from the ACC and the fourth selection from the Pac-10. The Big East had offered its third selection or Notre Dame when available, but Folmer said his committee thought the ACC offered more.