The American Athletic Conference and the Atlantic Coast Conference have agreed to a six-year deal with the Military Bowl beginning in 2014, ESPN.com's Brett McMurphy reported last week. For the life of the contract, the bowl is expected to share the AAC's third through six picks, and the AAC's seventh through 10th picks. The bowl will also remain at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md., home of Navy.
More details via McMurphy:
The American Athletic Conference's addition of the Military Bowl in 2014 helps the league offset the losses of three bowls currently associated with the conference, formerly known as the Big East.
Bowls that decided not to renew with the American after this season: Russell Athletic (ACC vs. Big 12), Pinstripe (Big Ten vs. ACC) and Belk (SEC vs. ACC).
This news comes a month after the AAC lost the Pinstripe Bowl. McMurphy also reports that AAC commissioner Mike Aresco said the league could also explore creating a new bowl in Miami. "The most likely venue would be Marlins Park," McMurphy wrote. "The American also is expected to keep tie-ins in 2014 with the BBVA Compass Bowl and the Beef O'Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg."