The AutoNation Cure Bowl is an upcoming annual American college football bowl game that will be played in December of each year starting in 2015. The Cure Bowl is so named to promote awareness and research of breast cancer, with proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The AutoNation Cure Bowl, which will feature a match-up of teams from the American Athletic Conference and the Sun Belt Conference, will be played at the Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium in Downtown Orlando, Florida; it will be the third annual college bowl game at the Citrus Bowl, joining the Russell Athletic Bowl and the stadium's namesake game. The inaugural AutoNation Cure Bowl is scheduled for December 19, 2015 and will be nationally televised on the CBS Sports Network. On October 24, 2014, AutoNation signed on as the inaugural title sponsor of the game
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The teams that participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I Football Bowl Subdivision earn the right to compete in a series of post-season games called bowl games. As of 2017, there are 40 bowl games (not counting the College Football Playoff National Championship), and all are contractually obligated to offer bids to specific conferences, a situation known as a “tie-in”. The “top” six bowl games (“New Year's Six”) in the nation select their teams as part of the College Football Playoff (CFP), which was put into place for a minimum of 12 years, beginning with the 2014 season. Prior to 2014, the top five games in the country were chosen under the system known as the Bowl Championship Series. The bowls outside of the CFP, have individual contracts with the conferences to offer preferential bids to teams from those conferences. As long as teams are bowl eligible, they may be selected by these bowls to meet these contracts.
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2017: NOTE: Bowls submit preferences to conference, and conference actually assigns schools to bowls. Other than the Rose Bowl, all Big Ten bowls have agreed to have at least five different schools in their bowl over the 2014–19 contract cycle. Also, no school will appear in same bowl back-to-back years.
The Outback Bowl versus SEC The Holiday Bowl versus Pac-12 The Music City Bowl or the Gator Bowl versus SEC. From 2014–19, the Music City and Gator will each get Big Ten team three times. No Big Ten will appear in either bowl more than once each. The Pinstripe Bowl versus ACC The Foster Farms Bowl versus Pac-12 The Quick Lane Bowl versus ACC The Heart of Dallas Bowl versus C-USA or Armed Forces Bowl versus Army or MWC. This spot rotates from 2014–19, with both bowls getting a Big Ten team three times.
- 1 College Football Playoff. Automatic berth to one of the New Year's Six bowl games, traditionally the Rose Bowl if it is available.
- 2 The Orange Bowl versus ACC or the Citrus Bowl versus SEC. If a non-champion team is ranked higher than a non-champion from Southeastern Conference (SEC) and Notre Dame, the Big Ten will go to the Orange Bowl. The Big Ten will take spot minimum of three times each over 12 years, beginning in 2014; SEC also three-year minimum and Notre Dame no more than twice. In years the conference is not chosen for Orange, then the Citrus Bowl will get this selection.
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