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