AAC, Sun Belt to meet in 2015 Cure Bowl on CBS Sports Network

The Citrus Bowl in Orlando will host the new Cure Bowl in 2015. (Getty)
The Citrus Bowl in Orlando will host the new Cure Bowl in 2015.(Getty)

Orlando's Citrus Bowl added a third bowl game in April, announcing the creation of the Cure Bowl starting in 2015. More details about the future game, which will feature teams from the American Athletic Conference and the Sun Belt, were announced this week. 

The AutoNation Cure Bowl will be held on Dec. 19, 2015 and broadcast on CBS Sports Network. The net proceeds from the game will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 

“The AutoNation Cure Bowl is the first of its kind to combine the passions of college football with the importance of supporting breast cancer research,” Myra Biblowit, President of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, said in a prepared statement. “The funds raised through the AutoNation Cure Bowl will allow the continuation of critical research investigations that are bringing us one step closer to finding the cure."

The Cure Bowl may be the 40th bowl game, but its organizers -- the Orlando Sports Foundation -- looks forward to being the first game of the postseason.

The Florida Citrus Bowl, which will also host the Russell Athletic Bowl and the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl, is currently undergoing a $207 million renovation that should be completed in the spring of 2015. 

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