ATLANTA - Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl officials will travel to Clemson for Saturday’s ACC battle between the Clemson University Tigers and the Florida State University Seminoles at Death Valley.
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl President Gary Stokan, along with Team Selection Committee members George Haney and Brent Coleman, will scout the teams as potential ACC representatives in the 2001 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. The ACC team selected for the 34th edition of the Bowl will be announced Dec. 1. The SEC representative will be named Dec. 9.
Bobby and Tommy Bowden’s teams are fighting for position in a tough ACC conference. No. 14 FSU, tied for second in the ACC, is 1-1 all-time in the Peach Bowl and played in the inaugural game in 1968. No. 24 Clemson, third in the ACC, most recently appeared in the 1999 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is the only guaranteed ACC vs. SEC match-up and is recognized as the most competitive bowl game in history with an average margin of victory of 8.8 points. The 2001 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will be played 7:30 p.m., Dec. 31 in the Georgia Dome and will be nationally televised on ESPN. For more information visit www.chick-fil-apeachbowl.com.
ACC Football Game Times and Television
ABC has exercised one of their contractual six-day options. They will
decide between the N C State at Florida State game or the Clemson at
Maryland game by 12 Noon on Sunday, Nov. 4, for their 3:30 p.m. window
on Nov. 10. ESPN will carry the other game on ESPN2 at 7 p.m.
ESPN may take a second game for a 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 10 and will inform
the conference office by Tuesday morning, Oct. 30.
Saturday, Nov. 10
- N C State at Florida State, 6-day option with either a 3:30 p.m. kickoff
on ABC or 7 p.m. on ESPN 2
- Clemson at Maryland, 6-day option with either a 3:30 p.m. kickoff on ABC
or 7 p.m. on ESPN 2
- Georgia Tech at Virginia, TBA
- Wake Forest at North Carolina, TBA
Clemson to Continue Increased Security
Clemson will stick with increased security measures, enforced after the
Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, for its Nov. 3 game against Florida State.
The "no pass-outs" rule enacted for the Virginia game will be continued.
Once inside Memorial Stadium, fans will not be allowed to exit and return.
"We understand that this changes a long-standing Clemson tradition, but we
hope all of our fans will understand why this is necessary," said Athletic
Director Bobby Robinson.
The new stadium rules also mean no backpacks, tote bags or other large
carryalls will be allowed in the football stadium.
Items allowed into the stadium but subject to search are purses, diaper
bags, seat cushions, binoculars, cameras, video cameras, cell phones,
radios, Walkman-type radio/recorders and hand-held TVs.
Umbrellas and strollers can be checked at the gates by security personnel.
Bomb squad experts and bomb-sniffing dogs from the City of Anderson will be
on hand to check the stadium and cars parked near it.
Adults attending the game should have an official form of photo
identification with them, and children should remain with an adult at all
times during the game.
Planes will be restricted from flying over the stadium between 1 p.m. and 9
p.m., and only cars bearing IPTAY placards will be allowed access to roads
in the vicinity of the stadium (Avenue of Champions, Centennial Boulevard,
Press Road) during the game.
"These measures are purely precautionary to ensure that everyone can come
to the game and enjoy themselves," said Mary Poore, associate vice
president for municipal services.