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Official Pairings Announced for Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge
Top head coaches and celebrity alumni set to compete for $520,000 scholarship purse.


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

NC State

Dave Doeren / Terry Harvey

 

 

Group Five

 

Auburn

Gus Malzahn / Bo Jackson

Clemson

Dabo Swinney / 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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