Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - The Liberty Bowl announced a six-year deal with
the Big 12 that will take effect in the 2014 season.
The opponent for the Big 12 in the Liberty Bowl will be the Southeastern
Conference. Liberty Bowl officials say they will have the fourth selection of
Big 12 teams after that league's college football playoff representatives have
"We are excited and proud to welcome the Big 12 Conference to the AutoZone
Liberty Bowl," said Steve Ehrhart, executive director of the AutoZone Liberty
Bowl. "Our new partnership with the Big 12 gives the AutoZone Liberty Bowl the
opportunity to showcase two of America's outstanding universities each year
and generate a huge economic impact for our community."
The Liberty Bowl currently matches the Conference USA champion against an SEC
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