2008-09 Bowl Agreements

The Big 12 has always assured its teams are able to participate in some of the top bowl games at the conclusion of each regular season. There will be no change in that situation for the league's 13th year.

In addition to its membership in the Bowl Championship Series, the Big 12 will have agreements with seven other bowl games in place for 2008-09. Last season, the Big 12 had eight squads take part in postseason competition. It marked the eighth straight year at least seven of its teams have played in a bowl. Overall, the conference has sent 83 teams to bowl games in its 12-year history.

Again this season, the Big 12 has eight bowl slots guaranteed. The Conference is partnered with nine bowls. However the arrangement with the Gator Bowl is for it to select a Big 12 team twice over a four-year period. In the two years in which the Gator does not select a Big 12 team, the Sun Bowl will.

Following is the selection order:
Gator (when it selects a Big 12 team)
Sun (when the Gator does not take a Big 12 team)

Bowl GameDate / Time (CT)SiteMatchupNetwork
Sun BowlPetro Sun Independence BowlDec. 28 / 7:00 p.m.Shreveport, La.Big 12 vs. SECESPN
Sun BowlValero Alamo BowlDec. 29 / 7:00 p.m.San Antonio, TexasBig 12 vs. Big TenESPN
Sun BowlPacific Life Holiday BowlDec. 30 / 7:00 p.m.San Diego, Calif.Big 12 vs. Pac-10ESPN
Sun BowlTexas BowlDec. 30 / 7:00 p.m.Houston, TexasBig 12 vs. Conference USANFL
Sun BowlBrut Sun BowlDec. 31 / 1:00 p.m.El Paso, TexasBig 12/Big East/Notre Dame vs. Pac-10CBS
Sun BowlInsight Bowl Dec. 31 / 5:00 p.m.Tempe, Ariz.Big 12 vs. Big TenNFL
Sun BowlKonica Minolta Gator BowlJan. 1 / 12:00 p.m.Jacksonville, Fla.ACC vs. Big 12/Big East/Notre DameCBS
Sun BowlRose Bowl presented by CitiJan. 1 / 4:00 p.m.Pasadena, Calif.BCS vs. BCSABC
Sun BowlFedEx Orange BowlJan. 1 / 7:00 p.m.Miami, Fla.BCS vs. BCSFOX
Sun BowlAT&T Cotton BowlJan. 2 / 1:00 p.m.Dallas, TexasBig 12 vs. SECFOX
Sun BowlAllstate Sugar BowlJan. 2 / 7:00 p.m.New Orleans, La.BCS vs. BCSFOX
Sun BowlTostitos Fiesta BowlJan. 5 / 7:00 p.m.Tempe, Ariz.BCS vs. BCSFOX
Sun BowlFedEx BCS National ChampionshipJan. 8 / 7:00 p.m.Miami, Fla.BCS #1 vs. BCS #2FOX
Dates, Times and Televsion Subject to Change