A Big 10-Pac-12 Rose Bowl is no longer guaranteed in college football's ever-changing postseason, but the conferences will for sure meet in two other California bowl games starting in 2014.
Several news outlets are reporting that the Big 10 is adding the Holiday Bowl and the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl to its postseason affiliations, setting the stage for annual meetings with the Pac-12 in San Diego and San Francisco, respectively.
Big 10 commissioner Jim Delany will announce the moves on Monday in a teleconference with Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott and bowl officials.
The Big 10 and Pac-12 have a long tradition of playing each other in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. That tradition has been difficult to maintain since the Bowl Championship Series was implemented in major college football in 1998.
The sport will switch to a playoff system in 2014, with the Rose, Sugar, Orange, Cotton, Fiesta and Peach (formerly Chick-fil-A) bowls rotating as semifinal sites. When the Rose Bowl does not host a semifinal, it will pit the Pac-12 against the Big 10.
The Associated Press is reporting that the Kraft Fight Bowl is moving up in the Pac-12's selection order. It will have the fourth selection from the conference behind the College Football Playoff, the Alamo Bowl and the Holiday Bowl.
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