Cincinnati, OH (FOX19) - The University of Cincinnati football team has accepted a bid to play the Duke Blue Devils in the Belk Bowl on Dec. 27, 2012 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. The game will kickoff at 6:30 p.m. ET and air on ESPN.
"We are pleased to accept a bid to the Belk Bowl," head coach Butch Jones said. "We are excited by the prospect of a great number of Cincinnati fans being the team behind the team and helping us celebrate the holiday season in Charlotte."
The Bearcats (9-3, 5-2 BIG EAST Conference) will be playing in their 14th bowl game and sixth in the past seven seasons. UC is 7-6 all-time in post-season games and will be making its first trip to the Belk Bowl.
UC won its fourth BIG EAST title in five years on Saturday, the only NCAA FBS AQ team in the nation to achieve that feat. The Bearcats are 19-6 over the past two seasons with two BIG EAST titles and a win over SEC foe Vanderbilt in the 2011 AutoZone Liberty Bowl.