The Big East has been aligned with the Meineke Car Care Bowl, which is operated by Raycom Sports, since the inception of the game in 2002. The bowl has averaged nearly 64,000 fans each season and has been sold out twice.
In 2006, the game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 30 at 1 p.m. ET. The Meineke Car Care Bowl is played at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. and is televised on ESPN.
"Our relationship with the Meineke Bowl and the people at Raycom Sports has been very fruitful for both parties," said Tranghese. "We're thrilled that we can extend the partnership. Our participating schools have had great experiences in Charlotte."
The University of South Florida represented the Big East in last year's game.