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New ACC = New Bowl Lineup

ESPN: New Bowls to the ACC

One of my concerns with the addition of Pitt & Syracuse to the ACC was if & how they would affect our current bowl configuration. Over the past few years we had lost our traditional Gator Bowl tie-in and seemingly added more less-than-inspiring bowl matchups against the Big LEast. I was always curious of the structure of these things and wondered why we rarely face the B1G and Big 12 in any meaningless post-season games. Where are the opportunities for Clemson to lose to Northwestern on a last second field goal? Why haven't we seen OK State crush Georgia Tech by 40?

Well this may not alleviate that particular problem completely but due to the addition of those 2 (plus Louisville & partial member Notre Dame) we look like we'll get access to some high profile games like Pinestripe Bowl (in NY) & a return to our roots with the Gator Bowl. Article also mentions a possible opportunity with the Capital One Bowl as well.

One last thing that stands out from the perspective of a North Carolinian is the talk that the Belk Bowl may become an ACC-SEC matchup as opposed to the ACC-Big East. I imagine the organizers would jump at the opportunity for SEC fanbases making the trip to Charlotte to face, what would likely be, an ACC team from NC, SC, or Virginia...

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