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DECEMBER 2, 2016
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We still do not know who is playing in the Belk Bowl

When I tell people that I work for the Belk Bowl I generally get two reactions: 1) is that a year round job? (yes it is) and 2) who is playing in the game this year? The first answer is generally easy to answer because I can detail all the planning and preparation that go into a game, but the second is much more difficult.

So much goes in selecting teams to go to your bowl game and to be honest, I still cannot say for certain who will be playing in the 2016 Belk Bowl. At the beginning of the season we were looking at 29 total teams vying to play in the game, and as we approach the conference championship weekend we can only rule out teams that are definitely playing in the playoff (Alabama) and teams that are not bowl eligible.

Personally, this is nerve-wracking, but as a football fan it is captivating. What makes college football so special is that it is completely unpredictable, and bowl selection is no different. On 12/29 we will see two teams play in Charlotte, and the only definite is that one will be from the SEC and one will be from the ACC.

So, if this interests you I encourage you to look at who the media is projecting below, and tune in Sunday afternoon to see who will be playing in the 15th annual Belk Bowl.

Miller Yoho
Director of Communications
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Former players detail their Belk Bowl experiences

Our staff writer, Helen Sowell, was able to catch up with NFL stars Dak Prescott, Tre Boston, and Chris Conley to discuss their experiences as players in the Belk Bowl. Click below to hear what they had to say about the game, team events, and Charlotte.
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Chick-fil-A® 4 Pack is the best deal around! 

Take advantage of the Chick-fil-A® 4 Pack to receive 4 Upper Level Tickets for the price of three, 4 Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich Coupons & 1 Belk Coupon for $30 off of a purchase of $100. Chick-fil-A Charlotte is a proud sponsor of the Belk Bowl!
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