Conference USA, the home league of FAU and FIU, has agreed to participate in six bowls starting after the 2014 season and running through 2019.
Conference USA will send teams to the Armed Forces Bowl, the Heart of Dallas Bowl, the Beef O' Brady's Bowl, the Hawai'i Bowl, the New Mexico Bowl and the New Orleans Bowl.
The league is also negotiating to create bowls in the Bahamas and Boca Raton, as well as working on a tie-in to the Shreveport-based bowl game formerly known as the Independence Bowl.
The six bowls will host four Conference USA teams a year. Starting in 2014, a Conference USA team will play in a bowl game in North Texas, either in the Heart of Dallas Bowl or the Ft. Worth-based Armed Forces Bowl.
Both bowls have agreed to host a Conference USA team for three years of their six-year contracts with the league.
The same split will happen between the Hawai'i Bowl and Beef O' Brady's Bowl, which is based in St. Petersburg.
The New Orleans Bowl and the New Mexico Bowl will host a Conference USA team every year.
The "Boca Bowl" announcement is expected in coming weeks. Conference USA commissioner Britton Banowsky called hosting a bowl game at FAU Stadium a "perfect" situation at the league's media day in Dallas last month.
The American Athletic Conference is also expected to announce the creation of a new South Florida bowl, to be hosted at Marlins Stadium, in the coming weeks. The American would play either a Pac-12 or Big 10 representative, according to comments Mike Aresco gave to the Tampa Bay Times last month.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun