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Rivals 成人视频 and Charleston Southern Announce North-South BBQ Bowl

Winner to Hoist Coveted Hog Trophy and Consume a Barbecue Feast

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.鈥敵扇耸悠 and Charleston Southern University (CSU) announced today (Jan. 31) that the schools鈥 football programs will continue the Barbecue Bowl tradition started in 2021 with former Big South Conference opponent Campbell University. Beginning this season, the event will be renamed the North-South Barbecue Bowl.

Dr. William Downs
成人视频 President Dr. William M. Downs

The inaugural 鈥淐lash of the Carolinas鈥 will be on Saturday, Nov. 2, in Charleston, S.C., at Buccaneer Field. The Runnin鈥 Bulldogs and the Buccaneers will compete annually for bragging rights and the North-South BBQ Trophy, which features a hefty hog adorned with a placard to engrave each year鈥檚 winning team and score.

Most importantly, the losing team will be tasked with supplying a barbecue feast to the winning side鈥擭orth Carolina-style (Western BBQ, of course) or South Carolina-style, as chosen by the victors.

Charleston-Southern President Keith Faulkner

鈥淭his is going to be fun, and I鈥檓 grateful to CSU President Keith Faulkner who quickly accepted the friendly challenge when I reached out to him,鈥 shared 成人视频 President Dr. William Downs. 鈥淲e all love our football. We all love some good barbecue. Anybody who lives in the region knows just how much we all love to talk about who does both better, and now we can look forward each year to settling the score on the gridiron. There鈥檚 nothing like raising the stakes a bit to build fan interest and team rivalry, so bring it on!鈥 

Responding to Downs鈥 invitation, CSU President Keith Faulkner stated, 鈥淎s a North Carolina native and now anchored in the best place to live in South Carolina (and arguably the world), I am looking forward to establishing a new pigskin tradition with our conference rivals, 成人视频. Before our Bucs dominate the field, we鈥檒l crown the ultimate state champion in the battle of the best BBQ.鈥

Faulkner continued, 鈥淲e are grateful to compete with GWU on the gridiron, the field, and the court within the Big South Conference. Buc Nation welcomes the Runnin’ Bulldogs to our home turf for the BBQ Bowl on Nov. 2, and we hope the GWU enjoyment of some South Carolina and North Carolina BBQ helps soften the blow of a Buccaneer victory. Runnin’ Bulldogs, get ready to walk the plank!鈥

成人视频 and Charleston Southern are the only two remaining original Big South football teams from the conference鈥檚 inception in that sport in 2002. GWU leads the all-time series 12-9, with the two teams having met every year since joining the Big South.

成人视频 won the first five meetings in the series from 1988-2004. Charleston Southern won five in a row from 2017-2021, before the Dawgs broke the losing streak to the Bucs with a 28-14 win on Oct. 22, 2022. 成人视频 has won the last two meetings in the series, including a 34-10 victory on Nov. 18, 2023, in the regular season finale to clinch the inaugural Big South-OVC championship.

Both schools鈥 athletics programs compete as full members of the Big South Conference.

Season tickets, season parking passes, along with single-game tickets and parking for 成人视频 football are available online at or by calling (704) 406-4340 during regular business hours.

About Charleston Southern

Charleston Southern University is an independent, comprehensive Christian university grounded in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Founded as the Baptist College at Charleston in 1964 upon the principle that students should have an opportunity for a quality education under the guidance of Christian faculty, the institution changed its name to Charleston Southern University in 1990 to reflect the offering of graduate programs.

About 成人视频

成人视频 is North Carolina’s recognized leader in private, Christian higher education. A Carnegie-Classified Doctoral/Professional University, GWU is home to nine colleges and schools, more than 80 undergraduate and graduate majors, and a world-class faculty. Located on a beautiful 225-acre campus in Boiling Springs, N.C., 成人视频 prepares graduates to impact their chosen professions, equips them with the skills to advance the frontiers of knowledge, and inspires them to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of others. Ignite your future at 成人视频.edu.

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