College football: Ford Field to host bowl game involving Big Ten

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Detroit's Ford Field will be the site of a bowl game that will include a Big Ten team, the Detroit Lions and Big Ten Conference announced this morning.

The six-year partnership between the NFL team and conference will begin in 2014. The bowl game's name and sponsorship agreements are not yet in place. The 2014 game is scheduled to be played on Dec. 30.

Also undetermined is the other conference that will play in the game.

The Big Ten previously sent a representative to Detroit for a bowl game three times (Northwestern in 2003,  Purdue in 2007 and 2011) for the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, which also was played at Ford Field.

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