BUIES CREEK – Coming off a decisive road win to start Big South play, Campbell heads to Gardner-Webb for the inaugural North Carolina East/West Barbecue Bowl on Saturday, October 9. Kickoff is set for 6:00 p.m. at Spangler Stadium in Boiling Springs, N.C.
Campbell and Gardner-Webb have announced the North Carolina East/West BBQ Trophy, an annual rivalry game beginning this season.
The winner of the game each year will hoist and host the well-built, hefty trophy—topped with a decorative hog and adorned with a placard to engrave each year’s winning team and score. On hand to present the trophy will be North Carolina BBQ expert, Bob Garner.
Garner has written three books on North Carolina’s favorite food and has appeared on Food Network, ABC’s “Good Morning America,” the Travel Channel’s “Road Trip,” and he produces specials for PBS North Carolina.
Most importantly, the losing team will be tasked with supplying a barbecue feast from its region—eastern-style for the Camels, western or Lexington-style for the Bulldogs—to the winning side.