Fresh off their 34-17 win over Connecticut to win a share of the Big East title, the Cincinnati Bearcats are going to the Belk Bowl to play the Duke Blue Devils. The game is December 27 at 6:30. It'll be on ESPN.
UC was a candidate for the Russell Athletic Bowl, but with them taking Virginia Tech, the bowl avoided the rematch. That leaves Cincinnati with Duke. Duke went 6-6, lost 5 of their last 6 games and is Duke. The Blue Devils gave up at least 30 points every week since October 13. They gave up at least 40 in their last 5 losses.
The Bearcats basketball team plays that night at 9 against New Mexico. That means that in each of the last 3 games of the football season, UC football and basketball played at the same time. That is odd.
I don't know what a Belk is. Sounds like a merkin.