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ACC announces bowl schedule

Written by Sam Werner on .

The ACC formally announced its 2013 bowl lineup today. Here's a look at what postseason options Pitt will be playing for in 2013:

Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman (Washington, D.C.)
Friday, Dec. 27; 2:30 p.m,; ESPN

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

Russell Athletic Bowl (Orlando, Fla.)
Saturday, Dec. 28; 6:45 p.m.; ESPN

Belk Bowl (Charlotte, N.C.)
Saturday, Dec. 28; 3:20 p.m.; ESPN

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl (Nashville, Tenn.)
Monday, Dec. 30; 3:15 p.m.; ESPN

AdvoCare V100 Bowl (Shreveport, La.)
Tuesday, Dec. 31; 12:30 p.m.; ESPN

Hyundai Sun Bowl (El Paso, Texas)
Tuesday, Dec. 31; 2 p.m.; CBS

Chick-fil-A Bowl (Atlanta)
Tuesday, Dec. 31; 8 p.m.; ESPN

Discover Orange Bowl (Miami)
Friday, Jan. 3, 2014; 8 p.m.; ESPN

One note: The "conditional" part of the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl means that the ACC will only get a team in that slot if the league has enough bowl-eligible teams AND the Pac-12 or BYU are not able to fill their spot in that bowl game.

On the whole, not a bad slate of games. The biggest victory for Pitt fans is that the ACC did not strike a last minute deal to bring the BBVA Compass Bowl into the fold. The other nice thing is that all of these games are tucked nicely in between Dec. 27 and Dec. 31, meaning no pre-Christmas bowl games and no weird late games (like the aforementioned BBVA Compass Bowl). The only exception is the Orange Bowl, which will be Jan. 3, and, well, I don't think anyone would have any complaints if that's where Pitt ended up this season.

The selection order will be as follows:
1) Orange Bowl
2) Chick-fil-A Bowl
3) Russell Athletic Bowl
4) Sun Bowl
5) Belk Bowl
6) Music City Bowl
7) AdvoCare V100 Bowl
8) Military Bowl
9) (conditional) Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

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