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ACC Announces 2013 Football Bowl Schedule

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Written By The Atlantic Coast Conference

GREENSBORO, N.C.-The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the dates, networks and game times for its 2013 Football Bowl Games.

In all, the ACC will have eight guaranteed bowl slots, with one additional conditional contract.

The ACC Champion, if it is not in the BCS National Championship Game presented by Vizio in the Rose Bowl, will play in the Discover Orange Bowl, which will be played on Friday, January 3, 2014, at 8 p.m. at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. The game will be nationally televised by ESPN.

If two ACC teams are not selected for the BCS, the Chick-fil-A Bowl will have the next selection of ACC teams, and it will be played in Atlanta on New Year's Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31 with an 8 p.m. kickoff.

The opponent will be from the Southeastern Conference, and the game will be televised nationally by ESPN.

The Russell Athletic Bowl will have the second selection of ACC teams after the BCS, and will be played on Saturday, Dec. 28 at 6:45 p.m. and will be nationally televised by ESPN.

The opponent will be the first pick from the American Athletic Conference after the BCS.

The 80th Annual Hyundai Sun Bowl will have the third selection of ACC teams after the BCS and will be played on New Year's Eve afternoon on Tuesday, Dec. 31 with a 2 p.m. kickoff at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas.

The game will be nationally televised by CBS for the 47th consecutive year. Only one other sports property has been televised consecutively on the same network longer and that is the Masters on CBS. The opponent will be the fourth selections from the Pac-12 after the BCS.

The Belk Bowl will have the fourth selection of an ACC team after the BCS and will be played this year on Saturday, Dec. 28 at 3:20 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN. The game will be played at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., and the opponent will be a team from the American Athletic Conference.

The Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl will have the fifth selection of an ACC team after the BCS and will be played on Monday, Dec. 30 at 3:15 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN. The Music City Bowl will be played at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn., with the opponent being a team from the Southeastern Conference.

The AdvoCare V100 Bowl will have the sixth pick of an ACC team after the BCS and will be played on New Year's Eve, on Tuesday, Dec. 31 with a 12:30 p.m. kickoff. The game will be nationally televised by ESPN, will be played at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La., and will feature an opponent from the Southeastern Conference.

The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman will have the seventh selection of an ACC team after the BCS and will be played on Friday, Dec. 27 and will have a 2:30 p.m. kickoff. The game will be nationally televised by ESPN.

The ACC also has a conditional bowl agreement with the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl should either the Pac-12 or BYU not be able to fulfill its commitment to the bowl game, and the ACC has an available, bowl-eligible team. The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl will be played in San Francisco's AT&T Park on Friday, Dec. 27, with a 9:30 p.m. kickoff. The game will be nationally televised by ESPN.

2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Football Bowl Schedule
(Chronological Order, All Times Eastern)

Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman
Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 2:30 p.m. ESPN

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (conditional)
Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 9:30 p.m. ESPN

Russell Athletic Bowl
Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 6:45 p.m. ESPN

Belk Bowl
Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 3:20 p.m. ESPN

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 3:15 p.m. ESPN

AdvoCare V100 Bowl
Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 12:30 p.m. ESPN

Hyundai Sun Bowl
Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 2 p.m. CBS

Chick-fil-A Bowl
Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 8 p.m. ESPN

Discover Orange Bowl
Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 8 p.m. ESPN

 

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