With UConn winning the a share of the Big East title and heading to the BCS (in all likelihood, the Fiesta Bowl), the Big East and Notre Dame's bowl destinations seem to be all but set. UConn is likely headed west to play Oklahoma. West Virginia appears headed to the Champs Sports Bowl, while Notre Dame will head to the Sun Bowl.
BC's bowl fate was largely tied to the Big East bowl selections. Specifically, our fate depended on whether Notre Dame would get an invite to the Champs Sports Bowl (against likely N.C. State) or the Sun Bowl (likely Miami). All indications are that Notre Dame will be invited to the Sun Bowl to play Miami.
This leaves basically one option for the Eagles -- a January 9 data against the Nevada Wolf Pack, who officially accepted an invite to the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on Saturday night.
Here's what the ACC bowl picture currently looks like. We'll get an official word likely at some point later today:
|Orange||Virginia Tech Hokies (11-2)||Stanford Cardinal (11-1)|
|Peach||Florida St. Seminoles (9-4)||Mississippi St. Bulldogs (8-4)|
|Champs Sports||N.C. State Wolfpack (8-4)||West Virginia Mountaineers (9-3)|
|Sun||Miami Hurricanes (7-5)||Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-5)|
|Meineke Car Care||Clemson Tigers (6-6)||South Florida Bulls (7-5)|
|Music City||North Carolina Tar Heels (7-5)||Tennessee Volunteers (6-6)|
|Independence||Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (6-6)||Air Force Falcons (8-4)|
|Military||Maryland Terrapins (8-4)||East Carolina Pirates (6-6)|
|Kraft Fight Hunger||Boston College Eagles (7-5)||Nevada Wolf Pack (12-1)|