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  • ACCInsider Jan 6, 1:22 a.m.
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    After Belk Inc became the new title sponsor, they increased the bowl payout from $1.3 mil to $1.7 mil per team making the Belk Bowl the 14th highest payout out of 30 bowls excluding the 5 BCS games. The Charlotte Sports Foundation considered their initial 2011 game a success as 58,427 attended the NC State / Louisville game. In 2012, the Duke / Cinn attendance dipped to 48,128. When teams were reviewed for the 2013 bowl UNC touted their large Charlotte fan base. After selecting UNC, Belk was expecting at least 53,000 especially since the game was scheduled for mid-afternoon Saturday. Bowl officials were surprised when only 45,211 attended making it the 2nd lowest attended game in Charlotte's 12 year bowl history. Adding a SEC team to future Belk Bowls is being considered.

    http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/print-edition/2013/12/20/belk-bowl-counting-on-the-future.html

  • ooksucks-1 Jan 6, 5:21 a.m.
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    Where is anything saying that UNC fans were the ones who did not show up? I must have missed that part.

  • KTs 73-67 Jan 6, 8:44 a.m.
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    After Belk Inc became the new title sponsor, they increased the bowl payout from $1.3 mil to... View More

    — Posted by ACCInsider

    Pitiful. But..but....but I thought kerliner fans traveled well.

    Not even to their own state. SMH. I guess they were serving Zima in the parking lot.

  • PansySlayerV.2 Jan 6, 8:47 a.m.
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    WOW...

    REALITY is such a bear for pansy nation.

    #HappyMondayEverybody

    :)

  • LuvsThePack Jan 6, 10:07 a.m.
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    Who is surprised by this???

  • 903 Hail Providence Jan 6, 10:31 a.m.
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    this is what happens when attendance is calculated by counting the people that actually attended...unlike the way unc likes to do it...

  • Ken D. Jan 6, 1:00 p.m.
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    Where is anything saying that UNC fans were the ones who did not show up? I must have missed... View More

    — Posted by ooksucks-1

    Cincinnati's average home attendance is about on a par with Wake Forest and Duke. It's possible their small fan base wasn't excited about returning to Charlotte after being there so recently.

  • PansySlayerV.2 Jan 6, 1:09 p.m.
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    Where is anything saying that UNC fans were the ones who did not show up? I must have missed... View More

    — Posted by ooksucks-1

    Cincinnati's average home attendance is about on a par with Wake Forest and Duke. ... View More

    — Posted by Ken D.

    and, they certainly couldn't have been too enamored by their 6-6 opponent... clearly their team took the week off.

    why not their fans, too???

    bottom line- unc had a chance to FILL IT UP, and couldn't get it done.

    NCSU > unc yet again.

    #TrendsAreFun

    :)

  • The Heels Win Again Jan 6, 2:36 p.m.
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    The Heels came out victorious, so I am happy!

    GO HEELS!

  • The Heels Win Again Jan 6, 2:38 p.m.
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    Where is anything saying that UNC fans were the ones who did not show up? I must have missed... View More

    — Posted by ooksucks-1

    Cincinnati's average home attendance is about on a par with Wake Forest and Duke. ... View More

    — Posted by Ken D.

    and, they certainly couldn't have been too enamored by their 6-6 opponent... clearly their... View More

    — Posted by PansySlayerV.2

    1 Conference Win >NC State! LOL!

  • PansySlayerV.2 Jan 6, 2:45 p.m.
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    Belk bowl letdown = CRYoWHINEa

    #Grinning

    :)

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