Sunday, December 7, 2008

Pack, UNC, Meineke still waiting

N.C. State athletics director Lee Fowler has a feeling the Wolfpack is heading to Birmingham, Ala., for the PapaJohn' Bowl, but said he still isn't certain.

Reached by telephone at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, Fowler said N.C. State still is talking to officials at the and Texas bowls about their games.

The Bowl is Dec. 29. The Texas Bowl is Dec. 30 in Houston.

"They're saying, 'Don't worry, you're going to be in a bowl,' " Fowler said.

But neither bowl officials nor the ACC office have confirmed which one. Fowler suspects that officials want to withhold an announcement until after the Champs Sports Bowl's 4:30 p.m. meeting Sunday to select its ACC representative.

Champs officials are expected to choose Florida State but still haven't officially ruled out North Carolina. If Florida State goes to the Champs Sports Bowl on Dec. 27 in Orlando, North Carolina will be selected for the Meineke Car Care Bowl in Charlotte.

"I cannot imagine they don't take Florida State," Meineke Bowl executive director Will Webb said at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, "but they have surprised me in the past."

Late Saturday night, Meineke executives announced that West Virginia (8-4) of the Big East will meet the ACC representative on Dec. 27 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. – Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

well Champs took F$U, so looks like its Charlotte for the TAR HEELS.

Anonymous said...

Birmingham is a hell hole and so is legion field. Have FUN wolfpack

Anonymous said...

41-10.....need we say more?

James Reed said...

We had our fun a few weeks ago on the field at Kenan Stadium. Remember 41-10, loser boy?

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:39 pm: Does it make you feel better to think that?
No bowl is a bad bowl. LET'S GO PACK!