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 Game||Date / Time (CT)||Site||Matchup||Network|
|Petro Sun Independence Bowl||Dec. 28 / 7:00 p.m.||Shreveport, La.||Big 12 vs. SEC||ESPN|
|Valero Alamo Bowl||Dec. 29 / 7:00 p.m.||San Antonio, Texas||Big 12 vs. Big Ten||ESPN|
|Pacific Life Holiday Bowl||Dec. 30 / 7:00 p.m.||San Diego, Calif.||Big 12 vs. Pac-10||ESPN|
|Texas Bowl||Dec. 30 / 7:00 p.m.||Houston, Texas||Big 12 vs. Conference USA||NFL|
|Brut Sun Bowl||Dec. 31 / 1:00 p.m.||El Paso, Texas||Big 12/Big East/Notre Dame vs. Pac-10||CBS|
|Insight Bowl||Dec. 31 / 5:00 p.m.||Tempe, Ariz.||Big 12 vs. Big Ten||NFL|
|Konica Minolta Gator Bowl||Jan. 1 / 12:00 p.m.||Jacksonville, Fla.||ACC vs. Big 12/Big East/Notre Dame||CBS|
|Rose Bowl presented by Citi||Jan. 1 / 4:00 p.m.||Pasadena, Calif.||BCS vs. BCS||ABC|
|FedEx Orange Bowl||Jan. 1 / 7:00 p.m.||Miami, Fla.||BCS vs. BCS||FOX|
|AT&T Cotton Bowl||Jan. 2 / 1:00 p.m.||Dallas, Texas||Big 12 vs. SEC||FOX|
|Allstate Sugar Bowl||Jan. 2 / 7:00 p.m.||New Orleans, La.||BCS vs. BCS||FOX|
|Tostitos Fiesta Bowl||Jan. 5 / 7:00 p.m.||Tempe, Ariz.||BCS vs. BCS||FOX|
|FedEx BCS National Championship||Jan. 8 / 7:00 p.m.||Miami, Fla.||BCS #1 vs. BCS #2||FOX|