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The Belk Bowl is now… Duke’s Mayo Bowl?

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Back on December 31, 2019, Kentucky defeated Virginia Tech in a thrilling come-from-behind in the Belk Bowl, 37-30.

In a game many national outlets declared one of the top bowl games of the year, Lynn Bowden Jr. dominated the competition, rushing 34 times for 233 yards and two touchdowns to go with 73 yards through the air and a game-winning 13-yard touchdown pass with 15 seconds remaining. Earning Belk Bowl MVP honors, Bowden’s 233 rushing yards broke an NCAA record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a bowl game, topping Johnny Manziel (229 yards, 2013 Cotton Bowl) and Lamar Jackson (226 yards, 2015 Music City Bowl).

And how is the Belk Bowl honoring Bowden’s historic performance? By changing its name to the freaking Duke’s Mayo Bowl.

Seriously.

This morning, former Carolina Panthers superstar Luke Kuechly helped announce the bowl’s name change with a commercial of him sitting down at a picnic table and making a tomato and mayonnaise sandwich before standing up and walking away.

No words, just mayo.

Back in January, the bowl’s Twitter account announced they had “entered the Transfer Portal,” indicating a name change was on the horizon.

This comes after Belk, a Charlotte-based department store chain, announced back in November that it would no longer sponsor the city’s annual bowl or the Labor Day weekend kickoff match-up.

Kentucky’s victory over Virginia Tech was the ninth and final time the game was called the Belk Bowl.

The annual New Year’s Eve bowl game isn’t going anywhere, but it won’t be under the same name.

What do you think of the Duke’s Mayo Bowl?

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

21 Comments for The Belk Bowl is now… Duke’s Mayo Bowl?



  1. BobbyBlue
    11:09 am June 18, 2020 Permalink

    I like Duke Mayonnaise— the name Duke Mayo for a bowl game, not so much !



  2. JTHinton
    11:11 am June 18, 2020 Permalink

    Since the ACC sends a team to this game annually, I would love to see Duke FB playing in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl!



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      11:15 am June 18, 2020 Permalink

      That’s just nasty.



  3. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    11:16 am June 18, 2020 Permalink

    Sorry JT bot meant as a reply



  4. UKFaninCO
    11:26 am June 18, 2020 Permalink

    Stupidest thing I’ve heard since COVID lockdowns



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:42 am June 18, 2020 Permalink

      I agree, but prepare yourself for covid lockdown II. It’s coming.



  5. TMac1980
    11:49 am June 18, 2020 Permalink

    Dang, I love Duke’s Mayo.



  6. TonyMontana
    11:53 am June 18, 2020 Permalink

    Stupidest thing I’ve heard since people complaining about lockdowns



    • 4everUKBlue
      12:09 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      Stupidest thing I’ve seen since people believing the covid BS…



    • UKFaninCO
      12:11 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      Guess it doesn’t matter when you live in a basement.



    • 4everUKBlue
      12:23 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      Don’t let the facts go over your head.

      Overall Worldwide “Claimed Deaths” 362,000 as of 29-May. Assuming World population is 7.9 billion we have: Current YTD rate = 0.0046%. Converting then to full year, we have 362,000/7.8E8*366days/150days, or 0.013% per year. Even with all of the fudging, this is still only 1/73 of the yearly CDC mortality rate of 0.95% per year.



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      3:59 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      Now 4ever at the very least triple that % if no lockdown had occurred. There’s people I know who keep track of these who behind closed doors have actually said that people are pushing this and anti-vaccination campaigns because the world can’t handle it’s current population growth so the best option is to let diseases run free to cull the herd .



  7. csnailnrun
    12:00 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    Pretty stupid like replacing Commonwealth Stadium with a grocery store.



  8. 2Dogs
    12:11 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    Call it the Duke Silver Bowl. Killer halftime act.



  9. Cletis75
    12:39 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    Why not call it the bowl of dukes mayonnaise?



  10. Nugget01
    12:43 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    Mayo is my favorite condiment. I’ve never heard of Duke’s Mayo, but I will give it a try now. So i suppose the advertising worked. At least until i confirm it beats Hellmann’s, which isn’t likely.



  11. NCats
    12:46 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    It will make whatever bowls it is sandwiched between that much better!



  12. somerset bill
    1:45 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    Also known as the annual festival of covering the spread jokes.



  13. Mathlete
    2:25 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    The greatest troll move ever would be for Hellman’s to buy the naming rights to the stadium



  14. CJKAssassin123
    6:31 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

    Along with the name change it also will no longer be a direct bowl destination for SEC teams. Instead the Mayo bowl(a very weird name) will now be an ACC school vs SEC/Big 10 school.