Friday, May 8, 2009

ACC swaps Humanitarian Bowl for GMAC Bowl

Goodbye, Boise. Hello, Mobile.

The Blue Turf and the dreaded trip to Idaho in December is history for the ACC. The conference's deal with the Humanitarian Bowl in Boise has ended. The ACC has added a deal with the GMAC Bowl in Mobile, Ala., for a ninth bowl eligible team.

The EagleBank Bowl, in its second year, moves from before Christmas to after (Dec. 29), making that date more attractive.

The Meineke Car Care Bowl is earlier (Dec. 26) and everything else is status quo for the ACC and its bowl partners.

The lineup:

Bowl, Opponent, Date, Location

Orange: BCS, Jan. 5 (8 p.m.), Miami

Chick-fil-A: SEC, Dec. 31 (7:30 p.m.), Atlanta

Gator: Big East, Jan. 1 (1 p.m.), Jacksonville, Fla.

Champs Sports: Big Ten, Dec. 29 (8 p.m.), Orlando, Fla.

Music City: SEC, Dec. 27 (8:15 p.m.), Nashville, Tenn.

Meineke Car Care: Big East Dec. 26 (4:30 p.m.), Charlotte

Emerald: Pac-10, Dec. 26 (8 p.m.), San Francisco

EagleBank: At-large, Dec. 29 (4:30 p.m.), Washington

GMAC: C-USA, Jan. 6 (7 p.m.), Mobile, Ala.

J.P. Giglio


Anonymous said...

the ncaa is showing an acc tie in for the outback bowl also.

Anonymous said...

Nice lineup. Now all the ACC needs is more than 2 teams that deserve bowl bids.

MichaelProcton said...

Uhh...last I checked, 6 wins makes you "deserving." By my count, that makes you about eight short. Good call, though, chief.