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Sun Belt, AAC partner with Orlando's new Cure Bowl for 2015

By J. Darin Darst | CBSSports.com Staff Writer

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)

As first reported by the Orlando Sentinel on Tuesday, the Orlando Sports Foundation announced the creation of the Cure Bowl, the 40th postseason college football game.

The game scheduled for Dec. 19, 2015 will feature a team from the Sun Belt against a team from the American Athletic Conference and be played in the newly renovated Citrus Bowl.

It will be the third bowl game at the Citrus Bowl, which also hosts the Capital One Bowl and Russell Athletic Bowl.

According to the site's official website, the Cure Bowl will raise funds that will go directly towards breast cancer research.

"The Cure Bowl is the first of its kind to combine the passions of college football with the importance of supporting breast cancer research,” said Myra Biblowit, President & CEO of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation who took part in the announcement. “The funds raised through this exciting partnership will enable critical research investigations that are bringing us one step closer to finding the cure."

The bowl game will be the Sun Belt's fourth primary postseason bowl game. In addition to the New Orleans Bowl, GoDaddy Bowl, the Camellia Bowl and now Cure Bowl, the Sun Belt is also part of a coalition that will send teams to the Miami Beach Bowl and the Bahamas Bowl on a rotating basis.

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