Big 12 And SEC Announce Major Bowl Partnership

The SEC and Big 12 have come together for a new college football bowl tradition that matches up both of their conference champions.

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Big 12 Positioning Itself To Be One Of 4 Superconferences

With Big 12 and SEC agreeing to a postseason bowl game between their league champions, the Big 12 has now positioned itself as one of the best four leagues in all of college football. Just imagine that it was not too long ago back in 2010 that the Big 12 was unstable and on the verge of collapse and swallowed up by the Pac-10.

Fast forward to now and the Big 12 is strong with 10 teams and now has now made itself one of the players in college football. With rumors of the Florida St. Seminoles could be joining the Big 12, there are rumblings once again that there could be four superconferences and the Big 12 is likely to be one of those:

"I really can't believe I'm saying this," one Big 12 school source said. "We might be moving to four superconferences -- and the Big 12 would be one of those."

It is hard to believe that the Big 12 is now among the four elite conferences, but with the recent mega television deal and rumors of teams wanting in on the Big 12 they have made significant strides in strengthening their league.

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With Big 12, SEC Bowl Agreement Notre Dame May Consider Joining The Big 12

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have always stated that they want to maintain their football independence, but now with the deal between the Big 12 and SEC creating a bowl matchup between the two league champions Notre Dame may be forced to join a league. With this new alliance it is leaving Notre Dame less options for their post season destination, and in the long run could lose millions of dollars by staying independent.

College football is starting shape up to have four major conferences between the Big Ten, Pac-12, SEC and Big 12, and while Notre Dame has always felt like a natural fit for the Big Ten that league is not in a hurry to increase to 14 members.

Notre Dame has been rumored to go to the ACC, but that league is facing instability with the Florida State situation who is involved in rumors to join the Big 12. However, the Big 12 is probably going to add at least two teams in the near future and Notre Dame should be leaning toward trying to find a soft landing there. At least one inside source believes with the uncertainty of the ACC that Notre Dame should be looking at the Big 12:

"Now it's going to put more pressure on Notre Dame to look at the Big 12," said one source involved in the playoff discussions.

The Big 12 has now positioned themselves as one of the four elite conferences in college football and they can offer Notre Dame both conference stability and a whole lot of cash if they do decide to give up their independence and join the Big 12.

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Big 12-SEC Bowl Partnership: DeLoss Dodds Praises Conference Stability

With the recent announcement of the bowl partnership between the Big 12 and the SEC, the schools in those conferences are feeling more stable in the ever-changing world of college sports.

A year ago, the Big 12 was hanging on by a thread, but Texas reaffirmed its commitment to the Big 12, and now the conference is in a great position. Texas AD DeLoss Dodds said as much in a statement released today. From ESPN.com:

"This is another example of the strength and stability of the Big 12 Conference. In the last month alone we have introduced this game and a commissioner that is absolutely right for this league. In addition, we are in the process of formulating one of the top TV deals in college sports. The Big 12 is strong, stable and united."

Ah yes, the all-important TV deals that are slowly (or quickly) destroying college football's traditions.

Read more college football news and analysis at Every Day Should Be Saturday and our NCAA college football hub page.

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Big 12 And SEC Announce Major Bowl Partnership

The SEC and Big 12 have come together for a new college football bowl tradition that matches up both of their conference champions.

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