Georgia Tech players celebrate their 21-7 win over Southern California in the Sun Bowl NCAA college football game, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in El Paso, Texas.
Photo: Victor Calzada
Photo: Victor Calzada

ACC bowl dates released

The ACC released its bowl schedule for the 2013 season, topped by the Orange Bowl Jan. 3.

The Orange Bowl is moving off of the New Year’s Day date it returned to for the 2013 game for the first time since 2004.

The selection order remains the same, with the Chick-fil-A Bowl having first choice of ACC teams after the BCS, followed by the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, the Music City Bowl in Nashville, the AdvoCare V100 Bowl in Shreveport, La., and the Military Bowl in Washington, D.C. The league has a conditional agreement for an eighth team with the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco.

The league’s current contracts with each of the bowls will end after the 2013 season. The Chick-fil-A Bowl has already become part of the six-bowl rotation that will host college football playoff semifinal games. In the eight out of the next 12 years that the Chick-fil-A Bowl – soon to be again named the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl – doesn’t have a semifinal game, a selection committee will assign a matchup to the game.

ESPN.com reported that the Pinstripe Bowl and the Gator Bowl are likely to be tie-in bowls with the ACC beginning in 2014.

Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman

Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 2:30 p.m. ESPN

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (conditional)

Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 9:30 p.m. ESPN

Russell Athletic Bowl

Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 6:45 p.m. ESPN

Belk Bowl

Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 3:20 p.m. ESPN

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 3:15 p.m. ESPN

AdvoCare V100 Bowl

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 12:30 p.m. ESPN

Hyundai Sun Bowl

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 2 p.m. CBS

Chick-fil-A Bowl

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 8 p.m. ESPN

Discover Orange Bowl

Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 8 p.m. ESPN

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