It looks like the Big Ten Conference may finally get North Carolina and Virginia after all… but not as conference mates.
A few weeks back, The Confidential reviewed the future ACC bowl lineup. With four more teams entering the league, it was believed that the league might increase its bowl affiliations to nine or 10.
Brett McMurphy of ESPN is reporting that the Detroit Lions are looking to replace the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl after this season and operate a new bowl game at Ford Field starting in 2014.
The bowl will still feature a team from the Big Ten, but is expected to have an opponent from the ACC.