Pairings Announced for Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge


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Greensboro, Ga. (April 23, 2014) – The Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge today announced the official pairings for the eighth edition of the annual charity golf tournament. An 11-team field of NCAA head coaches and celebrity alumni will compete in a two-man scramble format over 18 holes, vying for a first-place prize of $125,000 in scholarship funds. All participating teams will receive a portion of the $520,000 total scholarship purse.

Featured groups highlight conference and state rivalry pairings, and include:

GROUP ONE
Alabama Nick Saban / Mark Ingram
Mississippi Hugh Freeze / Sean Tuohy

GROUP TWO
Georgia Tech (2011, 2012 Champions) Paul Johnson / Jon Barry
Virginia Tech (2007 Champions) Frank Beamer / Dell Curry

GROUP THREE
North Carolina Larry Fedora / Roy Williams
South Carolina (2008, 2009 Champions) Steve Spurrier / Sterling Sharpe

GROUP FOUR
Mississippi State Dan Mullen / Fred McCrary
N.C. State Dave Doeren / Terry Harvey

GROUP FIVE
Auburn Gus Malzahn / Bo Jackson
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/ Steve Fuller

GROUP SIX
Cincinnati Tommy Tuberville / JK Schaffer

The nation’s premier head coach and celebrity golf event will be held April 27-29 at the Reynolds Plantation resort on Lake Oconee outside Atlanta. Over the past seven years, the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge has provided $4.03 million in scholarship and charitable contributions.

The Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge is a significant contributor to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl’s overall charitable and scholarship donations, which total more than $17 million since 2002, making the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl college football’s most charitable bowl game.

The tournament is being taped by ESPN for broadcast in August and December. Specific air dates will be announced this summer.

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