Watch live: President Trump says he’ll be ‘signing something’ on detained children

SEC, Big 12 Agree to Championship Bowl Game

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Big 12 and Southeastern Conferences announced a potential major shakeup in the landscape of college football on Friday.

Starting in the 2014 season, the champs of the Big 12 will meet the champs of the SEC in a New Year’s Day bowl game. If either of the Big 12 or SEC champs get selected to play in college football’s new four-team playoff, then their vacant spot would be filled by the second place team in that particular conference.

This new five-year agreement could potentially force several big name schools to either move to a different conference, or simply become part of a conference for the first time.

An ACC powerhouse like Florida State has a new reason to consider moving to a conference like the Big 12, in order to have a legitimate chance of playing in a powerhouse bowl game. A legendary program with no conference affiliation, like Notre Dame for instance, might be forced to join one, if they want to play with the big boys.

Now, more than ever, the Big 12 appears to be on solid ground. This new agreement makes the Big 12 even more relevant and stable, while other conferences like the ACC or Big East take a significant hit.

The SEC, Big 12 championship bowl game will kick off a new tradition much like the Big Ten, Pac-12 Rose Bowl on January 1st, 2015.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s