Cards headed to Belk Bowl?

Louisville's BCS bowl dreams ended Saturday after Cincinnati beat UConn. Where will the Cardinals go bowling? It sounds like Charlie Strong's could land in the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, NC.

Though Louisville earned a share of the Big East title with West Virginia and Cincinnati, the Cardinals won't receive the league's automatic BCS bowl bid.

Per league rules in a three-way tie, West Virginia, by virtue of having the highest BCS ranking in the final regular season standings, will receive the Big East's BCS bid, despite a 38-35 loss to Louisville last month in Morgantown.

If Cincinnati had lost to UConn Saturday, Louisville would be headed to the BCS - likely the Orange Bowl - because of their win over West Virginia.

While Louisville won't be headed for a BCS bowl, the Cardinals have earned a second consecutive bowl bid and 11th in the past 14 years. The Cardinals beat Southern Mississippi in last years Beef O'Brady's Bowl.

Where are Charlie Strong's Cards headed? The most likely destination is the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, NC in December 27.

A source told that the official announcement will "probably" be made on Sunday. Charlie Strong's Cardinals, which finished 7-5 and won five of their last six games, could face N.C. State in the Belk Bowl.

The Wolfpack finished 7-5 and beat Clemson and Maryland to become bowl eligible in their final two games of the season.

Stay tuned to for the latest on Louisville's upcoming bowl game.

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