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|