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AAC, ACC to play in Military Bowl

The bowl lineup continues to shuffle, but this time the AAC is the one getting a tie-in rather than losing one.


The AAC and ACC have reached a six-year agreement to play in the Military Bowl beginning in 2014, according to ESPN's Brett McMurphy. The game currently holds tie-ins with the ACC and Conference USA.

The Military Bowl was originally hosted in Washington D.C.'s RFK Stadium for the first five years of its existence, but will move to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md., starting in 2013. The game will remain there for the duration of the agreement, which ends in 2019. Navy is scheduled to join the AAC as a football-only member in 2015.

The AAC, formerly the Big East, has lost out on several bowl ties this spring, so it needed this agreement to help solidify its bowl lineup going forward. It lost out on the Russell Athletic Bowl, Pinstripe Bowl, and Belk Bowl, but are supposedly in talks to start a new bowl game in South Florida, which would be played in Marlins Park.

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