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Everyone who's thinking St. Petersburg Bowl: Don't count out Shreveport, UM-Gators.

    The Atlantic Coast Conference said Thursday that it will announce the bowl destinations for all ACC bowl-eligible teams at 5:30 p.m. Sunday on the ACC.com (@the ACCDN).

    The ACC Live: Bowl Selection Show will be viewable on theACC.com/Bowls page.

    The two strongest contenders to land UM (6-6, 3-5 ACC) in a bowl are the Duck Commander Independence Bowl at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 27 in Shreveport, Louisiana, which could match the Hurricanes with the Gators (6-5, 4-4 SEC); or the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl at 8 p.m. Dec. 26 at Tropicana Field, which would possibly match UM with UCF (8-3, 6-1 American Athletic Conference before Thursday-night game with East Carolina, which was going on while I wrote this). 

   At this point, the Bitcoin could also opt for Pittsburgh (6-6, 4-4) or North Carolina (6-6, 4-4).

   A UM-UF matchup in Shreveport is believed to be the game that would please UM most. I wouldn't count out Shreveport, Canes fans.

   Don't you think UF-UM would be a fun way to end the season?

   SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

   

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