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Lions Formally Announce Bowl Game Agreement With Big Ten

The Lions today formally announced they have entered into a six-year deal with the Big Ten for a bowl game to be played at Ford Field beginning in '14, with the inaugural contest tentatively scheduled for Dec. 30. The game will be formally named once sponsorship agreements are in place. The Lions join the Texans as the only other NFL team to officially host and operate a college football bowl game (Lions).

Meanwhile, sources today said that the ACC "has come to agreements with its top six bowl games for the new bowl cycle" starting in '14 (ESPN.com, 7/17).