ACC, Sun Bowl extend partnership

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Updated: 7/18/2013 1:33 pm

El Paso, TX (Sports Network) - The Sun Bowl Association announced a six-year extension on Thursday with the Atlantic Coast Conference set to begin in 2014.

The Sun Bowl will share the third through sixth selections from the ACC with the Belk Bowl, the Pinstripe Bowl and the Gator Bowl or the Music City Bowl. The Orange Bowl will continue to have the conference champion or the first selection followed by the Russell Athletic Bowl.

The ACC representative will face an opponent from the Pac-12 Conference in which the Sun Bowl selects after the newly-formed College Football Playoff and/or the Rose Bowl, the Alamo Bowl, the Holiday Bowl and the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.

"We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the ACC," said Walker Crowson, Sun Bowl Association President. "We have been part of the ACC family for the past three seasons which has allowed us to bring high-profile, competitive teams to the Sun Bowl and we look forward to building upon that tradition."

First played in 1935, the Sun Bowl is the second oldest college football bowl game in the nation.

"The Sun Bowl Association does a first-class job in its hospitality, community involvement and creating an experience that will long resonate with our participating teams," said ACC Commissioner John Swofford.

"The new college football playoff system has significantly altered the landscape in which all bowls are operating," Crowson added. "In light of all of the changes that bowls are facing, we could not be happier that we are able to continue our strong partnership with one of the premier conferences in the country for the next six years."

This year's game will mark the 80th anniversary of the Sun Bowl and is scheduled for Dec. 31 at 2 p.m. (ET) at Sun Bowl Stadium. CBS Sports will broadcast the game for the 46th consecutive year.

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