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Day 1 Recap
The Virginia football team arrived in Atlanta Monday to begin preparations for the 2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl. The Cavaliers flew out of Charlottesville mid-morning and arrived in their headquarters hotel – the Marriott Marquis – by early afternoon. Following several team meetings, the Cavaliers traveled to Dave & Buster’s for the Chick-fil-A Bowl’s official welcome party.

After dinner members of the team played arcade games and competed in the “Nothing But Net” free throw competition that is part of the Chick-fil-A Bowl’s “Battle for Bowl Week” between players from UVa and Auburn. The Cavalier trio of Kris Burd, Chase Minnifield and Ray Keys combined to make 35 free throws, bettering Auburn by one shot to take the early lead in the competition.

  • Photo Gallery from Dave & Buster’s
  • Kris Burd Video Blog

Day 2 Schedule
Virginia will hold its first practice in Atlanta Tuesday afternoon. The team will workout in the Georgia Dome. The original schedule called for the Cavaliers to practice at Georgia Tech’s new indoor facility and on an adjacent grass field, but rain is expected in Atlanta Tuesday and head coach Mike London opted to use the Georgia Dome, which is a larger indoor practice area.

Tuesday afternoon the two teams will visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site. In the evening the Cavaliers will have dinner at the Sal Grosso Brazilian Steakhouse. The second part of the “Battle for Bowl Week” will take place there as the restaurant will measure the amount of protein consumed by each team. Auburn will have lunch at Sal Grosso’s earlier in the day.

Chick-fil-A Bowl Announces Mobile App
Virginia and Auburn fans headed to Atlanta for the Chick-fil-A Bowl can now download a free mobile application for their smart phones that will help them get the most out of their Bowl Week experience.

The Chick-fil-A Bowl today became the first bowl game to create an application designed just for fans. The Chick-fil-A Bowl App is a free download and is available now on iTunes and in the Android Market and is made available by Bowl sponsor H&R Block.

The mobile application, which is the first of its kind in the bowl business, will serve as a one-stop shop for ticket-holders and fans alike. The app will feature information on all of the Chick-fil-A Bowl week events, local attractions, hotels, restaurants and a comprehensive bowl history section.

Features include updated Bowl Week photos and video content, access to the Bowl’s social media platforms, Georgia Dome seating diagrams, maps and directions, and a special page to view real-time stats during the game.

App users will also have the capability to purchase tickets to many of the Chick-fil-A Bowl’s fan-centered events leading up to the 2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl, including FCA Breakfast, Georgia Power Chalk Talk & Football Feud Presented by the AJC, FanFest Presented by Coca-Cola Zero, MVP Tailgate, and Fan Nights at the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola.

The new Chick-fil-A Bowl App is just one part of a comprehensive digital platform the Chick-fil-A Bowl has created to enhance the fan experience. Other assets include an interactive Facebook page, Twitter news feed, Chick-fil-A Bowl Backstage Video Series, mobile website and newly re-designed comprehensive Bowl website.

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