Belk Bowl

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Belk Bowl
Belk Bowl logo.png
Stadium Bank of America Stadium
Location Charlotte, North Carolina
Operated 2002-present
Conference tie-ins ACC, The American
Payout US$1,600,000 (As of 2010)
Sponsors
Continental Tire (2002-2004)
Meineke Car Care Center (2004-2010)
Belk (2011-present)
Former names
Queen City Bowl (2002, pre-inception)
Continental Tire Bowl (2002-2004)
Meineke Car Care Bowl (2005-2010)
2012 matchup
Duke vs. Cincinnati (Cincinnati 48-34)
2013 matchup
North Carolina vs. Cincinnati (North Carolina 39-17)

The Belk Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. First played in 2002, it was certified by the NCAA as the Queen City Bowl and was previously known as the Continental Tire Bowl (2002–2004) and the Meineke Car Care Bowl (2005–2010) before Belk acquired the title sponsorship in 2011.[1] It currently features a match-up between teams which have ranked at or approximate to #5 in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and #3 in the American Athletic Conference (The American).

History[edit]

A new bowl game based at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina was established in 2002; its owner is Raycom Sports.[2] It was sponsored by Continental Tire as the Continental Tire Bowl from 2002 to 2004, and by Meineke as the Meineke Car Care Bowl from 2005 to 2010.

In December 2010, Charlotte-based department store chain Belk acquired the title sponsorship, initially for a three-year period which began in 2011 and was to last through 2013. On July 18, 2013, Belk announced a six-year extension of its sponsorship, in partnership with the Atlantic Coast Conference, beginning in 2014.[3]

From 2006-09 the bowl had the #6 choice of teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference. In 2006, the bowl game reached a one-year agreement with the US Naval Academy. Navy qualified for a bowl game, and accepted an invitation from the bowl on November 6, 2006.

The Belk Bowl currently has a pick of at or around #5 from the ACC. From 2007 through 2012, the bowl selected a team from the Big East Conference, succeeded by the American Athletic Conference in 2013.[4] Media reports suggested in 2013 that the American conference's place would be taken by the Southeastern Conference in 2014.[5]

Game results[edit]

Date Played Winning Team Losing Team Notes
December 28, 2002 Virginia 48 West Virginia 22 notes
December 27, 2003 Virginia 23 Pittsburgh 16 notes
December 30, 2004 Boston College 37 North Carolina 24 notes
December 31, 2005 North Carolina State 14 South Florida 0 notes
December 30, 2006 Boston College 25 Navy 24 notes
December 29, 2007 Wake Forest 24 Connecticut 10 notes
December 27, 2008 West Virginia 31 North Carolina 30 notes
December 26, 2009 Pittsburgh 19 North Carolina 17 notes
December 31, 2010 South Florida 31 Clemson 26 notes
December 27, 2011 North Carolina State 31 Louisville 24 Notes
December 27, 2012 Cincinnati 48 Duke 34 Notes
December 28, 2013 North Carolina 39 Cincinnati 17 Notes

MVPs[edit]

Date played MVP School Position
December 28, 2002 Wali Lundy Virginia TB
December 27, 2003 Matt Schaub Virginia QB
December 30, 2004 Paul Peterson Boston College QB
December 31, 2005 Stephen Tulloch NC State LB
December 30, 2006 JoLonn Dunbar Boston College LB
December 29, 2007 Kenneth Moore Wake Forest WR
December 27, 2008 Pat White West Virginia QB
December 26, 2009 Dion Lewis Pittsburgh RB
December 31, 2010 B. J. Daniels South Florida QB
December 27, 2011 Mike Glennon NC State QB
December 27, 2012 Brendon Kay Cincinnati QB
December 28, 2013 Ryan Switzer North Carolina WR

Most appearances[edit]

Rank Team Appearances Record
1 North Carolina 4 1-3
T2 Virginia 2 2-0
T2 Boston College 2 2-0
T2 North Carolina State 2 2-0
T2 Pittsburgh 2 1-1
T2 West Virginia 2 1-1
T2 South Florida 2 1-1
T2 Cincinnati 2 1-1
T8 Wake Forest 1 1-0
T8 Clemson 1 0-1
T8 Connecticut 1 0-1
T8 Duke 1 0-1
T8 Louisville 1 0-1
T8 Navy 1 0-1

Results by conference[edit]

Conference Wins Losses Pct.
ACC 7 5 .583
The American[n 1] 5 6 .455
Independent 0 1 .000
  1. ^ Following the 2013 split of the original Big East along football lines, the FBS schools reorganized as the American Athletic Conference, which retains the charter of the original Big East.

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