I-A College Football
                   === Cincinnati accepts Belk Bowl berth ===
 Charlotte,  NC  (SportsNetwork.com) - The  Belk Bowl announced Friday that the
 University of Cincinnati will participate in the Charlotte-based bowl game for
 a second consecutive season.
 The  Bearcats, who  defeated Duke  by a  48-34 score  in last  year's edition,
 concluded  their  2013 regular  season with a  9-3 record following Thursday's
 31-24  overtime loss  to Louisville. Following the win, the Cardinals accepted
 an  invitation  to the Russell Athletic  Bowl, which owns the second choice of
 teams from the American Athletic Conference.
 "We  are so  pleased to be going to  Charlotte to play in the 2013 Belk Bowl,"
 said  Cincinnati head coach Tommy Tuberville. "The opportunity to play another
 game  is huge  for our team, our  fans and for recruiting. It's exciting and a
 tribute  to our  great fans that the Belk  Bowl has selected UC two years in a
 row and I look forward to seeing Bearcats Nation in Charlotte on December 28."
 The  Bearcats  will  take  on  an opponent  representing  the  Atlantic  Coast
 Conference  in the Belk Bowl, which will be held on Dec. 28 at Bank of America
 "We  are delighted  to have the University of Cincinnati returning to the 2013
 Belk  Bowl," said  Belk Bowl executive director Will Webb. "The Bearcats are a
 very  good team  that should  provide  a great  matchup in  Charlotte for  its
 opponent.  The  university and its  fans had a great  showing last year and we
 look forward to hosting them again for the 2013 Belk Bowl."
 12/06 16:22:21 ET

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