610SPOR2 35h_CBSSportsRad_Houston

College Sports

Texas Bowl To Feature SEC In 2014

BY PAUL GALLANT, SportsRadio 610
View Comments
(Credit: Paul Gallant/SportsRadio 610)

(Credit: Paul Gallant/SportsRadio 610)

Gallant 3 Paul Gallant
Paul Gallant What I do for 610: I co-host the “B-Straw and Pauly ...
Read More
Featured Items

77820352_810 Reasons The LLWS Needs To Go Away

Small-WttJJ Watt Talks Contract & Quips "Commercials Only Pay So Much"

77820352_8Meet The 6-10s

136535896 Texas Bowl To Feature SEC In 2014WATCH: Texans Cheerleaders Take Ice Bucket Challenge

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_8Watch: Texans Cheerleaders Spoof Arian Foster

77820352_8Watch: JJ Watt’s NEW Fantasy Football Commercial

77820352_8PHOTOS: Maxim's List Of The 50 Hottest Celebs

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

HOUSTON (CBS Houston) – Starting in 2014, the SEC and Big 12 will meet for the Texas Bowl at Reliant Stadium. It’s a six year agreement. The SEC replaces the Big 10  – who will opt out of the bowl following this upcoming season.

“We are proud and excited to welcome the SEC to the Texas Bowl,” said Texans president Jamey Rootes.”Today represents another important milestone in our quest to make the Texas Bowl an elite college football event, which is a source of pride for the city of Houston and a cherished annual tradition for football fans across the region.”

The bowl does not yet have a title sponsor. It is expected to be played in the window between Christmas and New Year’s Day each season. It’ll feature the 4th selection from the Big 12 after the playoff bowls make their selections (an upgrade from the 6th). For the SEC selection, The Texas Bowl will be in a pool with a number of other bowls (Outback Bowl, Gator Bowl, Music City Bowl, Liberty Bowl, and the Belk Bowl) after the playoff selections and the Capital One Bowl.

“It brings together the two most geographically relevant conferences in this bowl game,” continued Rootes.”This replaces the Cotton Bowl as the number one Big 12 – SEC bowl game in the state of Texas.”

The 2013 Texas Bowl will be played Friday, December 27th. It’ll be broadcasted nationally on ESPN, with kickoff at 5. Those who attend this seasons Bowl will get first priority for the 2014 game and beyond.

Get in contact with Paul Gallant on Twitter – @PaulyGRadio – or on Facebook – Paul Gallant.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 24,843 other followers