July 17, 2013

The ACC is yet to officially announce its bowl line-up for 2014 and beyond. But it isn’t hard to see what it is going to look like:

  • Discover Orange Bowl
  • (Captial One Bowl (vs. SEC))
  • Russell Athletic Bowl (vs. Big 12)
  • Belk Bowl (vs. SEC)
  • Gator / Music City Bowls (vs. SEC)
  • Pinstripe Bowl (vs. B1G)
  • Sun Bowl (vs. Pac-12)
  • Military Bowl (vs. American)
  • Unnamed Detroit Bowl (vs. B1G)

Explanation on some of these deals below.

The Capital One Bowl deal goes like this.

However, when a Big Ten team plays opposite the ACC in the Orange Bowl, the ACC would take the Big Ten’s slot in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, sources said. When that occurs, the Capital One Bowl would get the selection before the Russell Athletic Bowl.

I’m sure there are reasons for this. Just don’t exactly know why. It’s some sort of bonus bid year.

As for the Gator or Music Bowl situation. That is a split bowl. Three times at each bowl over a six-year period. The bid is being split with the Big Ten. Seems the Big Ten and ACC are getting real chummy.

The new Detroit Bowl that will be held at Ford Field will replace the Little Caesars Bowl. It would be an ACC-B1G match.

But wait, there could be more…

Other bowls that could be part of the ACC’s new bowl lineup include the Liberty, AdvoCare V100 and Beef ‘O Brady’s St. Petersburg, sources said. With 15 football members, the ACC could have as many as 11 bowl tie-ins beginning in 2014.

The ACC is expected to officially announce its new six-year bowl deals before the ACC’s Football Kickoff media days begin Sunday, industry sources said.

I’m going to assume the next stage of angst over the bowls will be over the bowls themselves as compared to other conferences rather than the quantity?

right now that is only 7 bowls for sure.
there may be more as you say.
you cant count the captial bowl it is not a every year bowl it is only ours when the big 10 is in the orange bowl.
the acc was to list there bowls on the 8th of july
they did not and this is the 17th so there must have been some trouble with the tie in.

i read 2 weeks ago that the sun was thinking of not signing with the acc so lets hope that was fixed.

i will post thoughts on some of the bowls later must go to store now.

Comment by FRANKCAN 07.17.13 @ 12:35 pm

no angst here… with 11 bowls most likely when this is done… wow, what a difference being in a real conference.

all we need to do is be a good, solid, team and we will have a nice post season each year.

Of course Pitt has to get people off their a$$ to travel to bowls! I believe we will be one of the worst in the ACC to travel to bowls???

if we travel well… people will also want us at their bowl…

Comment by PittScript 07.17.13 @ 2:27 pm

Was there a typo?? I don’t see the BBVA Compass Bowl listed anywhere….???

Comment by Outlaw 07.17.13 @ 2:39 pm

A chance to earn a bid to a real bowl
game! Also one that will be played
before or on New Year’s.

Comment by JR 07.17.13 @ 3:27 pm

Way toooo many bowls these days that going to a bowl has lost significance.
What is it, 35 bowls so 70 of 130 teams go to a bowl?

Back in the day, there were only 15 bowls and it was an honor to be invited.
I actually like the way it was set up before where the bowls courted teams to select their bowl. However, at that time, ALL the bowl money went to the team and not shared with conference, etc. Something wrong with sharing bowl money with those bottom dwellers in the conference.

Comment by Pitt.Dan83 07.17.13 @ 3:33 pm

as was said there are 35 bowls but the new detroit bowl is not one of them and it may not be approved
so dont count it as are bowl yet.
wish in one hand shit in the outher right now we have 7 bowls one less then last year so untill they are signed up that is all we have.

Comment by FRANKCAN 07.17.13 @ 3:53 pm

Just avoid the Sun Bowl and Pitt fans will be happy. Ignoring bowl quality in terms of wins and losses of the teams, I’d love to go to the Belk, Military, and Pinstripe Bowls.

I have no desire to go to Detroit. None.

Comment by Justin 07.17.13 @ 3:57 pm

Are they still permitting unarmed civilians to enter Detroit these days?

Comment by Dr. Tom 07.17.13 @ 4:04 pm

I wish we had more bowls against the Pac 12. Who do those teams play?

Comment by Palm Beach Panther 07.17.13 @ 4:32 pm

Interesting article

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Comment by steve1 07.17.13 @ 5:54 pm

What…….no Compass Bowl.

I don’t know what we’re going to do on the first weekend after New Year’s ! 🙁


Comment by EMel 07.17.13 @ 6:35 pm

Seems like the frickin Big Joke is involved in way too many bowls for my liking.

If we’re going to have 11, they must be getting 16.
(and they’ll have 2 leftover, lol)

Everyone of their loser teams will get a bid if Delaney has his way.

Comment by EMel 07.17.13 @ 6:37 pm

One of the new items in the team swag bowl for the Sun Bowl… a fully loaded AK-47.

Can’t be too safe in El Paso these days thanks to the numnuts at DHL !

Comment by EMel 07.17.13 @ 6:39 pm

er the numnuts at DHS ! (my bad)

Comment by EMel 07.17.13 @ 6:41 pm

@ Justin

Come on now, Detroit (what’s left of it) is a charming city of abandoned downtown skyscrapers, gutted hotels, the largest abandoned train station in the World and a whole host of abandoned and decaying apocalyptic like movie sets.

They actually have tour guide tours to show you the horror of Detroit. It’s actually quite fascinating. Dec. or Jan might be a little cold though.

Comment by EMel 07.17.13 @ 6:52 pm

Emel, El Paso actually has one of the lowest crime rates in the country and the lowest homicide rate for a large city. Good thing Flint doesn’t have a bowl game, we’d probably be headed there.

Comment by Iron Duke 07.17.13 @ 8:29 pm

detroit is a abandoned city it is as bad as a ww2
bombed city plus it is really cold in detroit
i would not want to go there in the spring let alone in the winter
and it is what the highest crime rate in the usa
i would need body armor to go there forget it.

Comment by FRANKCAN 07.17.13 @ 9:07 pm

Just back from the Pro Am league at Montour. Good action between James Robinson and Ysu’s Kendrick Perry. Also Mike Young vs Talib Zanna. Young made a couple of nice shots.

Comment by alcofan 07.17.13 @ 9:10 pm

17 comments about ACC bowls.

As i posted on another article, not many care about these minor bowl games.

Orange Bowl or bust !

First time I visited Miami Beach was in 1973 for the Holidays and just my luck ….

Ped State was in the Orange Bowl ! 🙁

Me and my sis went to the Orange Bowl parade.

Comment by EMel 07.18.13 @ 5:21 am

lol Frankie

Well the Steelers played up there a few years ago for the Super Bowl and they created a downtown bar area for the event. And they had thousands of cops and security ppl to make sure it was safe.

Sort of like….a Green Zone….for Detroit. haha

Comment by EMel 07.18.13 @ 5:25 am

Quickie quiz: Which mainland US city is actually N of Canada?

Comment by steve1 07.18.13 @ 5:28 am

@ Iron

They must be skewing the stats for El Paso to make the border appear safer. As Ciudad(City of) Juarez is right across the border and that town is controlled by the Mexican Drug Cartels, Los Zetas I believe.

They won’t even let the Nuns go across the border for humanitarian work ! Yes it’s that out of control. However you wouldn’t know it since the US media is too busy with 24/7 coverage of prompting race riots.

Everyone these days has an agenda . Oy vey !

Comment by EMel 07.18.13 @ 5:30 am

Not exactly Warren Pa. lol

El Paso, TX. rates higher in violent crime than the average American City. Go figure

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We were warned to be careful when we were at the Sun Bowl in 2008.

Comment by EMel 07.18.13 @ 5:40 am

I see this is for 2014 and beyond (I guess for 2014-2020).

What about the 2013 bowl lineup? Example, if Pitt finishes, say 7-5 this upcoming year, where can we realistically expect to go? HTP

Comment by pittbluegold 07.18.13 @ 8:01 am

The Apocalyptic Bowl is the name of the game in Detroit.
Instead of buying a ticket, you have to committ to removing parts of abandoned buildings to watch the game live.
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Sad, but true.

Comment by SFPitt 07.18.13 @ 8:23 am

With the exception of the Military Bowl, all of the ACC bowl games listed are against other power conferences. That is a good thing. The major bowls are in nice cities to visit (and, IMHO, I will include NYC on that list).

Comment by HbgFrank 07.18.13 @ 11:40 am

lol SFPitt.

With the lack of infrastructure spending in a lot of parts of America today, there could be a few more Detroit’s.

All these corps (like GMC) took their bailout money and what did they do………….

……opened plants in China !

Comment by EMel 07.18.13 @ 4:48 pm

You’re right. I see some cities in Cal headed for disaster.
But nothing is like Detroit.
People walk away from homes like it was nothing.

Comment by Sfpitt 07.18.13 @ 8:56 pm

Glanced at the front page of the WSJ this am. Cover story on pending insolvency of Detroit.
Maybe the best thing is to split it into different cities rather than have one leadership team try to fix the whole thing. Worked for Westinghouse.

Comment by Sfpitt 07.19.13 @ 6:02 am

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