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Military Bowl preview: Date, time, how to watch, online stream, betting odds

Military Bowl preview: Date, time, how to watch, online stream, betting odds

While the “WakeyLeaks” scandal has stolen recent attention, let’s not forget that Wake Forest still is playing in the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman — the Demon Deacons’ second appearance in the bowl game in four years.

Facing off against No. 24 Temple in an ACC-American Conference matchup, the game will kick off at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 27 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis where the Military Bowl has been hosted since 2013.

"Going to Annapolis gives our fans the opportunity to attend the game,” Wake Forest athletics director Ron Wellman said in a statement.

“We have earned the reputation that our fans do travel to bowl games as they have to our most recent bowl games. This is an excellent opportunity for our team and our fans and we will enjoy our experience at the Military Bowl."

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WAKE FOREST VS. TEMPLE BOWL PREVIEW

Who: Wake Forest Demon Deacons (6-6) vs. No. 24 Temple Owls (10-3)

What: 2016 Military Bowl, presented by Northrop Grumman

Where: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland

When: December 27 at 3:30 p.m.

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MILITARY BOWL HOW TO WATCH

TV: ESPN

Radio: Wake Forest All Access, Temple Owl Sports Network

Online Stream: WatchESPN

Tickets: Click here to get your tickets to the 2016 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman on Tuesday, December 27th

 

WAKE FOREST AND THE ACC

The Demon Deacons finished their season toward the middle of the pack in the ACC’s Atlantic Division with a 3-5 conference record. Their three victories came against Duke (24-24), Syracuse (28-9) and Virginia (27-20) — a win that clinched the team’s bowl eligibility this season in early November.

But despite hard-fought wins, Wake Forest still suffered tough losses against Florida State, Louisville and Clemson as the regular season was winding down.

TEMPLE AND THE AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

The Owls powered through their American Athletic Conference schedule this season, finishing with just one loss. Their 7-1 conference record includes victories over USF (46-30), Cincinnati (34-13) and No. 25 Navy (34-10) in the conference championship game.

Their lone American loss was to Memphis in October, with other out-of-conference defeats coming against Army and Penn State.

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WAKE FOREST INJURY REPORT

— S Ryan Janvion (toe), probable

— S Cameron Glenn (shoulder), unlikely

— CB Dionte Austin (hand), questionable

— QB Kendall Hinton (knee), out for season

TEMPLE INJURY REPORT

— DB Kareem Ali (arm), out 2-4 weeks

— DL Sharif Finch (knee), out for season

— DL Jullian Taylor (knee), out for season

— K Austin Jones (knee), out for season

 

MILITARY BOWL ODDS, SPREAD AND BETTING LINES

Spread: Temple -13

Over/under: 41

Predicion: Temple 41, Wake Forest 15

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Daryl Dike's incredible goals leads UVA to the national championship game

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Daryl Dike's incredible goals leads UVA to the national championship game

It's never too late for a beautiful strike.

In the national semifinals between Virginia and Wake Forest, Hoos' leading scorer Daryl Dike, scored a goal for the ages. 

Dike tracked this ball perfectly and buried it past Andrew Pannenberg on his first touch.

Dike wasn't done there, stretching the lead to 2-0 with this beauty of a header:

Next up for UVA is the national championship title game Sunday, December 15th at 6 p.m., where they'll face off with Georgetown in Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park.

Two more Georgetown players transfer out of program as Hoyas remain in turmoil

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Two more Georgetown players transfer out of program as Hoyas remain in turmoil

Freshman Myron Gardner and junior Galen Alexander are the latest players transferring away from Georgetown. 

Gardner and Alexander are the two other Hoyas, along with former Georgetown player Josh LeBlanc, who received restraining orders from a Georgetown student back in September. The restraining orders stemmed from an incident involving sexual assault, harassment and a subsequent burglary.

Alexander, who also played at Jones County Junior College and LSU, announced his decision on Twiter. In the announcement, he criticized the university for their handling of the incident and lack of support. He also professed his innocence of the allegations he is facing. 

"I have been publically shamed, threatened, and criminalized. I have been falsely accused and targeted by the media and my peers of crimes I did not commit. My character has been defamed and that needs to be cleared up more anything else. Very soon it will come to light that I am innocent and had nothing to do with the false allegations," Alexander wrote.

"In light of the situation, the University has allowed me to become a target and subjected to unfair treatment, with little or no support."

Playing in all nine games this season, Alexander averaged 4.2 points and 2.7 rebounds a game in just over 12 minutes a contest. This included considerable playing time in their wins over Oklahoma State and SMU after the allegations were made public. 

This is not the first time controversy has followed Alexander. While at LSU he only played in 9 games before being dismissed by coach Will Wade for disciplinary reasons.

Gardner told the Washington Post of his decision just hours before Alexander's announcement.  He will enter the transfer portal after scoring 25 points through eight games in his first collegiate season. 

As a result of these transfers, the Hoyas have seen four players leave their program in 11 days. LeBlanc and James Akinjo, who was not a part of the initial incident, announced their intent to transfer back on Dec. 2.

Only nine scholarship players remain on the Georgetown roster with over two-thirds of the season remaining.

Already the team was facing an identity issue for the allegations of their players. While all the players are now removed from the program, it is clear they were upset with how the university handled the situation. Either way, it is a bad look. 

In the aftermath of the complaints, Georgetown lost a high-value transfer from D.C. 

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