Hokies, Vols and Mountaineers learn Bowl fates


Justin Fuente will make his bowl debut as Virginia Tech’s head coach as the Hokies make their first-ever appearance in the Belk Bowl in Charlotte on Dec. 29. Tech’s current bowl streak of 24 consecutive seasons is the longest active streak recognized by the NCAA. The Hokies (9-4) will take on Arkansas (7-5) from the Southeastern Conference. Kickoff is slated for 5:30 p.m. at Bank of America Stadium, home of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. The matchup will mark the first time that the Hokies have ever met the Razorbacks.

The University of Tennessee football team has accepted an invitation to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl on Dec. 30 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. The game will feature a 3:30 p.m. ET kickoff on ESPN.

“Our entire program is excited about representing the University of Tennessee at the Music City Bowl,” said head coach Butch Jones. “This will be a great opportunity for our players to play in a NFL stadium against a very challenging opponent in Nebraska. We have a special group of seniors that have given their all for this program and I know they are excited about a final opportunity to play together.”

Appalachian State will face Toledo on Dec. 17 in the 2016 Camellia Bowl at the Crampton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala. Kickoff is at 5:30 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on ESPN. The Sun Belt Conference-Mid-American matchup was announced on Sunday afternoon as the 2016-2017 bowl schedule was unveiled.

Courtesy: Virginia Tech, University of Tennessee and Appalachian State Athletics

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