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New deals keep BCS bowl lineup intact

NEW YORK (AP) - The Fiesta, Orange, Rose and Sugar bowls have extended their agreements with the Bowl Championship Series, a deal that will keep the national championship game at the sites of those games through the 2013 college football season.

The BCS was not expected to change its bowl partners, so the new 4-year deal comes as no surprise.

The current contracts with those four games run out after the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., hosts the BCS national championship game in 2010.

The new deal starts with the January 2011 bowl games, and the championship game rotation will start in Glendale, Ariz., with the Fiesta Bowl hosting two games about a week apart.

The deals between the BCS and its bowl partners run concurrent to its TV deal.

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