Cheez It Bowl Football

TCU running back Sewo Olonilua holds up his Offensive Player of the Game trophy after the team's Cheez-It Bowl win against Cal last season.

If you love Las Vegas, Phoenix or Charlotte during the winter, there may be an excuse for you to go now.

On Tuesday, the Big Ten announced its partnerships with 11 bowl games, including ties to three new sites — the Las Vegas Bowl, the Cheez-It Bowl in Phoenix and the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Big Ten will rotate between the Las Vegas and Belk bowls annually over six years beginning in 2020.

The Las Vegas Bowl will be played at the new NFL home of the Raiders when they move from Oakland following the 2020 season.

The Big Ten has never played bowl games in Charlotte or Las Vegas, and it has not had an annual game in the Phoenix area since 2013.

The conference also announced six-year extensions with the Citrus (Orlando, Florida), Music City (Nashville, Tennessee), Outback (Tampa, Florida), Quick Lane (Detroit) and Redbox (Santa Clara, California) bowls. The Redbox Bowl was once called the Foster Farms Bowl.

The Big Ten also announced an extension through 2025 with the New Era Pinstripe Bowl in the Bronx, New York.

The Big Ten's agreement with the Rose Bowl runs through 2025, and the league also is tied to future Orange Bowl slots.

The Big Ten is ending affiliations with the Holiday and Gator bowls.

Big Ten bowl lineup:

Rose Bowl (vs. Pac-12 in Pasadena, California).

Orange Bowl (Miami).

Citrus Bowl (vs. SEC in Orlando).

Outback Bowl (vs. SEC in Tampa).

Las Vegas Bowl (vs. Pac-12).

Music City Bowl (vs. SEC in Nashville).

Pinstripe Bowl (vs. ACC in New York).

Belk Bowl (vs. ACC in Charlotte).

Cheez-It Bowl (vs. Big 12 in Phoenix).

Redbox Bowl (vs. Pac-12 in Santa Clara).

Quick Lane Bowl (vs. MAC in Detroit).


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