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ACC Announces New 12-Year Agreement With Orange Bowl

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will continue to play for oranges. The ACC has signed a new 12-year agreement to keep sending their champions to the Orange Bowl.

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While college football will begin incorporating a new playoff system soon, many things will be remaining on the same. On Tuesday, the ACC confirmed that they have signed a new agreement with the Orange Bowl, which means that for the foreseeable future, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will continue to play for a possible trip to South Florida each year.

The Associated Press reports that the new 12-year deal will take effect after the 2014 season, with opponent and broadcast partner deals to be finalized at a later date. This means that the ACC will continue to send its champion to the Orange Bowl well after the new four-team playoff system goes into effect.

"As we look ahead to the future of postseason college football, this will further an already beneficial partnership for both organizations,'' ACC Commissioner John Swofford said. "The Discover Orange Bowl has a rich history of prestige, is located within the league's footprint and is a great destination for our student-athletes, alumni and fans. In addition to our continued partnership, we are very pleased to be playing annually on New Year's Day."

The Orange Bowl will continue to be held on New Year's Day each year at 1 p.m. ET.

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