The Atlantic Coast Conference and the Orange Bowl Committee announced Tuesday that they have reached a 12-year agreement to annually feature the ACC Champion in the Discover Orange Bowl beginning after the 2014 season. The game will be played on New Year’s Day at 1 p.m.
Here’s part of the news release from the ACC (Read the full news release here.):
As part of the new postseason college football arrangement recently announced by the BCS Presidential Oversight Committee, the ACC has selected the Discover Orange Bowl as its annual contract bowl partner, to serve as the home of the ACC Champion. If the ACC Champion is identified as one of the top four teams by the Bowl Championship Series selection committee, then the ACC Champion will participate in the national semifinals and a replacement team from the ACC would participate in the Discover Orange Bowl.
In addition to the partnership between the ACC and the Discover Orange Bowl, it’s anticipated that the Orange Bowl will host at least four semifinal games in the new recently announced arrangement by the BCS Presidential Oversight Committee. In the years that the Orange Bowl serves as a semifinal host, the ACC Champion would then participate in one of the three host bowls that will be established as per the direction of the BCS Presidential Oversight Committee.
Details on both the opponent and broadcast partner will be forthcoming.
“The ACC and Discover Orange Bowl have a terrific relationship and, as we look ahead to the future of postseason college football, this will further an already beneficial partnership for both organizations,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “The Discover Orange Bowl has a rich history of prestige, is located within the league’s footprint and is a great destination for our student-athletes, alumni and fans. In addition to our continued partnership, we are very pleased to be playing annually on New Year’s Day.”
UVa fans are discussing the news here on the football message board.
Hoo-Tube Video Of The Day
The Afternoon Break includes a daily video. Today’s pick features Andy Griffith, who reportedly passed away on Tuesday. Several posters on the football message board recalled this comedy routine about football from Griffith.
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This portion of the break looks at TheSabre.com’s favorite Twitter retweet of the day. Follow @thesabre.
Today’s retweet is from Steven Proscia (follow him @Prosh19), former Cavalier baseball standout and current professional baseball player for the High Desert Mavericks (Seattle Mariners). He gave some kudos to current Hoo Derek Fisher, who is participating in the 2012 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby tonight at 8:30 p.m. (ET). The derby will air tape-delayed on CBS at 2 p.m. (ET) on July 7.