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Belk Bowl
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Stadium Bank of America Stadium
Location Charlotte, North Carolina
Operated 2002-present
Conference tie-ins ACC, Big East
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)
2011 matchup
North Carolina State vs. Louisville (North Carolina State 31-24)
2012 matchup
Duke vs. Cincinnati (December 27,2012)

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 Big East Conference.

HistoryEdit

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, to begin in 2011 and continue for three years.

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. It currently has a pick of at or around #5 in the ACC. From 2007 through 2013 bowl will select team in the Big East Conference.[3]

Game resultsEdit

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 College37North Carolina 24 notes
December 31, 2005 North Carolina State14South 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

MVPsEdit

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

Most appearancesEdit

Rank Team Appearances Record
1 North Carolina 3 0-3
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
T8 Cincinnati 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 conferenceEdit

Conference Wins Losses Pct.
ACC 6 5 .546
Big East 4 5 .444
Independent 0 1 .000

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

fr:Meineke Car Care Bowl
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