2011-12 ACC Bowl Schedule Nearly Set

As you've probably read by now, Jan. 1 falls on a Sunday this year, meaning most bowl games are abandoning New Year's Day, like they do every time it falls on a Sunday. This includes the seven bowls with ACC ties that have announced their dates and times so far.

Only the bottom two bowls in the ACC's pecking order, the Military Bowl and the Fight Hunger Bowl, have yet to announce when they'll be played. Last year, they were on Dec. 29 and Jan. 9, respectively. As for this year, it's anyone's guess. The Military Bowl has been on Dec. 29 each of the last two years, but it would be nice if it moved to the 28th, which would give us an ACC bowl game every day Dec. 26-31.

Meanwhile, the Fight Hunger Bowl shifted its scheduling philosophy last year and moved from the last week of December to the night before the BCS Championship. There's no telling if that trend will continue, mainly since as of Sunday they appear to have not bothered to renew their domain name. After the jump, the ACC bowl schedule as it stands today.

Bowl Game Stadium Cap. Location Day Date Time (EST) TV ACC
Independence Bowl Independence Stadium 53,000 Shreveport, La. Monday Dec. 26 5 p.m. ESPN2 No. 7
Queen City Bowl Carolinas Stadium 73,778 Charlotte, NC Tuesday Dec. 27 8 p.m. ESPN No. 5
Tangerine Bowl Citrus Bowl 70,000 Orlando, Fla. Thursday Dec. 29 5:30 p.m. ESPN No. 3
Music City Bowl LP Field 69,143 Nashville, Tenn. Friday Dec. 30 6:40 p.m. ESPN No. 6
Sun Bowl Sun Bowl Stadium 51,500 El Paso, Texas Saturday Dec. 31 2 p.m. CBS No. 4
Peach Bowl Georgia Dome 71,228 Atlanta, Ga. Saturday Dec. 31 7:30 p.m. ESPN No. 2
Orange Bowl Joe Robbie Stadium 74,918 Miami, Fla. Tuesday Jan. 3 8:30 p.m. ESPN No. 1
Military Bowl RFK Stadium 46,000 Washington, DC TBA TBA TBA TBA No. 8
Fight Hunger Bowl AT&T Park 40,800 San Francisco TBA TBA TBA TBA No. 9

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