Tar Heels To Face Pittsburgh In Meineke Bowl

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A day after a heartbreaking loss cost it a BCS bid, No. 17 Pittsburgh has accepted an invitation to play North Carolina in the Meineke Bowl.

The Tar Heels received their invitation hours after the Panthers got theirs. They will face each other at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte on Dec. 26.

Pitt (9-3) finished second in the Big East after losing at home to Cincinnati on Saturday in a game decided by a missed extra point. The Panthers played in the Meineke bowl in 2003, losing to Virginia 23-16.
The Meineke Bowl selected Pitt ahead of Rutgers.

The Tar Heels (8-4) were selected after a series of moves with bowls above them that included Florida State being selected by the Gator Bowl. It's UNC's second straight trip to the bowl in Charlotte.

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  • by Baker Location: Williamston on Dec 10, 2009 at 04:12 AM
    Just goes to show you "dopie4ever", even a bunch of blind squirrels can stumble on a nut now and again. What's your point, State is terrible and so is duke. NC State doesn't matter to the UNC players, it is just another game on the schedule. NC State thinks beating UNC is better than Christmas. The Wolfpack sees the Heels as a big rivalry, the Heels see the Pack as an underling. When a bunch of lesser talent underlings, ie losers, get emotionally fired up to beat you, they are hard to handle. Except duke, they are always easy to handle.
  • by dukie4ever Location: newbern on Dec 7, 2009 at 06:33 PM
    Didn't both these teams lose to the N.C. State Wolfpack?????? Just saying.
  • by Some Guy on Dec 7, 2009 at 02:40 PM
    As a Pitt fan, I am embarrassed to be playing in some muffler bowl.
  • by Darren Location: OBX on Dec 7, 2009 at 01:46 PM
    GO PITT!
  • by TarHeel Location: Ayden on Dec 6, 2009 at 07:06 PM
    At least we are in a bowl. Decent year, wish we could have won a few more conference games. Go Heelllllllllllllsssssss
  • by Anonymous Location: New Bern on Dec 6, 2009 at 06:48 PM
    Tarheels will choke and lose by 30

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