USC’s Steve Spurrier and Clemson’s Dabo Swinney will battle on the links again at the seventh annual Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge. Hopefully the organizers will have a sense of humor and put them in the same group. Could we possibly be that lucky? The event is for a good cause and features a lot of the top coaches from around the country.
Here is the release:
A 15-team field of NCAA head coaches and celebrity alumni are set to compete in the seventh annual Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament. Top national coaches such as Dabo Swinney Frank Beamer, Urban Meyer, Nick Saban, and many others will hit the links, all vying for their share of the $520,000 scholarship purse for their respective universities.
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.
Over the three-day event, several tournament rounds will be played in addition to the featured, televised round of coaches and celebrities. The complete field of head coaches, professional golfers, former athletes and celebrities includes three NFL Hall of Famers, six Heisman Trophy winners, 10 national Coaches of the Year and 16 Pro Bowlers.
New additions to this year’s tournament include Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram (Alabama), Bo Jackson (Auburn) and new ACC member Syracuse. Reigning National Champion Alabama and Virginia Tech, who will square off in this year’s Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, are also set to participate.
The 15 university teams will be vying for the $125,000 first-place prize with all teams receiving a portion of the $520,000 scholarship purse.
The field of competitors for the featured event is scheduled to include:
TEAM, COACH, CELEBRITY
- Alabama Nick Saban /Mark Ingram
- Auburn Gus Malzahn /Bo Jackson
- Clemson Dabo Swinney/ Steve Fuller
- Florida State Jimbo Fisher/ Terrell Buckley
- Georgia Tech Paul Johnson/ Jon Barry
- Miami Al Golden /Gino Torretta
- Mississippi Hugh Freeze /Sean Tuohy
- Mississippi State Dan Mullen/ Fred McCrary
- North Carolina Larry Fedora/ Roy Williams
- NC State Dave Doeren /Tom Gugliotta
- Ohio State Urban Meyer /Jeff Logan
- South Carolina Steve Spurrier/ Sterling Sharpe
- Syracuse Scott Shafer/ Jim Boeheim
- Virginia Tech Frank Beamer /Dell Curry
- Wake Forest Jim Grobe/ Riley Skinner