Charlotte’s Belk Bowl to be played Dec. 27

Charotte’s bowl game will be played at night for the first


Belk Bowl officials announced Thursday this year’s game will

kick off at 8 p.m. EST on Dec. 27 at Bank of America Stadium. It

will be televised by ESPN.

The 10-year-old bowl has only been played during the day in the

past. Last year’s game started at noon on Dec. 31.

The game pairing teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and

Big East has previously been called the Meineke Bowl and

Continental Tire Bowl.