July 26, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany speaks during the Big Ten media day at the McCormick Place Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Reid Compton-USA TODAY Sports

Big Ten adds two bowl games in 2014


The Big Ten is adding two bowl games and will face Pac-12 teams in both beginning in the 2014 season.

The conferences will play each other in the Kraft Hunger Bowl and the Holiday Bowl.

The Big Ten previously had ties with the Holiday Bowl from (1986–1994) and was replaced by the Big 12. The Holiday Bowl is played at Qualcomm Stadium, home of the NFL San Diego Chargers, and the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl will move to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California after previously being played at AT&T Park, home of the MLB San Francisco Giants, since 2002.

The last Big Ten team to win the Holiday Bowl was Michigan in 1994 with a 24-14 victory over Colorado State and Illinois’ 20-14 victory over UCLA was the Big Ten’s first and only victory in 2011.

The Pac-12 is continuing their agreements with both bowls.

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