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Published 04/23/2013
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Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge Pairings Announced

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Chick-fil-A Bowl announced the official pairings for the seventh annual Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament. A 15-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 include conference and state rivalry pairings, as well as teams that have competed or are set to compete in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. Miami's Al Golden and Gino Torretta will be paired in group six with Florida State's Jimbo Fisher and Terrell Buckley. Official group pairings include:

 Group One Alabama (Nick Saban / Mark Ingram)
Virginia Tech (Frank Beamer / Dell Curry)
 Group Two  Auburn (Gus Malzahn / Bo Jackson)
 Clemson (Dabo Sweeney / Steve Fuller
 Group Three  Syracuse (Scott Shafer / Jim Boeheim)
 North Carolina (Larry Fedora / Roy Williams)
 Group Four  NC State (Dave Doeren / Tom Gugliotta)
 Mississippi State (Dan Mullen / Fred McCrary)
 Group Five  Wake Forest (Jim Grobe / Riley Skinner)
 Ole Miss (Hugh Freeze / Sean Tuohy)
 Group Six  Miami (Al Golden / Gino Torretta)
 Florida State (Jimbo Fisher / Terrell Buckley)
 Group Seven  Ohio State (Urban Meyer / Jeff Logan)
 South Carolina (Steve Spurrier / Sterling Sharpe)
 Group Eight  Georgia Tech (Paul Johnson / Jon Barry)

The nation’s premier head coach and celebrity golf event will be held April 28 - 30 at the Reynolds Plantation resort on Lake Oconee outside Atlanta. In the past six years, the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge has provided $3.3 million in scholarship and charitable contributions.

In addition to the $520,000 scholarship purse, a $135,000 charitable donation will be made to Chick-fil-A’s WinShape Homes. The Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge is a significant contributor to the Chick-fil-A Bowl’s overall charitable and scholarship donations, which total more than $15.7 million since 2002, making the Chick-fil-A 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.

For more information on the event, visit