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Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Beef (Preferably Beef)

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The Big East announced its final-final bowl arrangement for the 2010 season and it looks like there's a new game in the fold.  The Big East is now affiliated with the Liberty Bowl.  Rejoice!

The BIG EAST is pleased to have the opportunity to play in college football’s seventh-oldest bowl game, the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. In an effort to provide the best opportunities for its student-athletes, the BIG EAST could send its representative to the AutoZone Liberty Bowl to play the champion from Conference USA or an opponent from the Southeastern Conference.

Syracuse has a little history with the Liberty Bowl.  In 1961 the Orangemen defeated Miami with the help of some guy Ernie Davis who won some award called the Heisman.  SU returned in 1996 to wallop on Houston 30-17.

Please note the word "could" in there.  Between the Liberty, and Beef O'Brady Bowls, the Big East will get two teams in between 2010 and 2013 (since the league won't exist after that).

And so, you're official Big East bowl line-up now reads...

BCS Bowl – BIG EAST Champion
Champs Sports Bowl – BIG EAST vs. ACC
Meineke Car Care Bowl – BIG EAST vs. ACC
New Era Pinstripe Bowl – BIG EAST vs. Big 12 Bowl* – BIG EAST vs. SEC or C-USA
AutoZone Liberty Bowl* – BIG EAST vs. SEC or C-USA
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl* – BIG EAST vs. C-USA

The point of telling you all of this?  Six wins gets us Beef, folks.  Six wins.  Akron, Maine, Colgate?, Louisville and two more.  And considering there's way too many bowls and a good chance there won't be enough teams to fill the slots (seriously), playing two FCS teams probably won't be a hindrance after all.