Big 12 agrees to deal with Liberty Bowl

Memphis will soon become a Big 12 bowl destination.

The conference has signed a six-year deal with the Liberty Bowl. Here are additional details on the deal:

  • Under the agreement announced Friday, the Liberty Bowl will match a Big 12 team against a representative from the Southeastern Conference. In a release announcing the deal, Liberty Bowl officials say they will have the fourth selection of Big 12 teams after that league's college football playoff representatives have been chosen.

Starting in 2014, teams from the Big 12 and SEC also will face off in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, which will feature both conference champions unless one or both teams are selected for the College Football Playoff, and the Texas Bowl in Houston. The Big 12 representative will take the place of a Conference USA team when that conference's contract with the bowl expires after this season.