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The Capital One Bowl - considered the Big Ten's No.2 bowl behind the Rose Bowl - extends its agreement with the Big Ten Conference through the 2019-20 season.

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From Barry Alvarez's successful sendoff in 2006 to the Badgers setting a school record for wins in a season one year later, the Capital One Bowl has been a successful venue for the University of Wisconsin.

After Friday's announcement, the Orlando venue has a chance to be the stage for more Badgers triumphs.

Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan, President Tony Massey and Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany announced an extended partnership agreement for Orlando's Capital One Bowl, maintaining the game's traditional relationship through the 2019-20 season.

Under the extended agreement, the New Year's Day bowl will select an eligible Big Ten team immediately after the conference's participants in the Rose Bowl and/or College Football Playoff are identified when the new system takes effect in the 2014-15 campaign.

"One of college football's great traditions resides here in Central Florida," said Florida Citrus Sports President Tony Massey in a statement. "To extend our agreement with a conference so rich in history and maintain a New Year's Day timeslot continues a proud tradition that we started back on January 1, 1947."

The bowl first entered into an agreement with the Big Ten for the 1992-93 season making it the conference's second-longest bowl agreement behind only the Rose Bowl.

"Over the years, the people of Orlando have welcomed Big Ten fans with open arms, whether travelling from across the country or among the many alumni in Central Florida," Delany said. "The return of the Capital One Bowl adds to a national bowl lineup and will give conference student-athletes another invaluable postseason opportunity."

As part of the Big Ten's agreement with the Discover Orange Bowl, when a Big Ten team is selected to play in South Florida, the bowl will have the top non-playoff selection among ACC teams, inclusive of Notre Dame, to appear in the Capital One Bowl.

The Capital One Bowl continues its premiere New Year's Day television slot at 1 p.m. on ABC. The 2015 edition of the game, the first under the extended contract, will also be played in a reconstructed Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium.


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