Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Chick-fil-A Bowl retains prominent ACC slot

The Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta retained its prominent position in the ACC's bowl selection order through the 2013 season under an agreement announced Wednesday.

After the Bowl Championship Series chooses from the ACC, the Chick-fil-A Bowl will get first choice from among the eligible teams. The deal marks a four-year extension to the ACC's existing agreement with the bowl.

The bowl matches the ACC with an SEC opponent in the Georgia Dome. This year's game will be played at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 31. The ACC has had a conference tie-in with the bowl since 1992.

"Our 18-year partnership with the ACC is among the most important assets we have and is a huge part of our bowl's success," Chick-fil-A Bowl president and CEO Gary Stokan said in a statement.

The Chick-fil-A has held the first non-BCS selection from the ACC since 2006.

Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

So I'm assuming it will continue to be the ACC's second-best against the SEC's fourth or fifth best? Which I guess is about the only hope the ACC has of getting a win.