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Dec 30, 2006

Maryland Cruises To Champs Sports Bowl Victory (AP)

(AP) Maryland methodically and meticulously put away Purdue — and looked nothing like the team that ended the regular season with two lopsided losses. Sam Hollenbach passed for 223 yards and two touchdowns, Lance Ball rushed for 98 yards, and the Terrapins won the Champs Sports Bowl 24-7 on Friday night. Maryland blew a chance to play for the Atlantic Coast Conference title by losing to Boston College and Wake Forest by a combined 76-40 in November. “We didn’t want […]

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Dec 23, 2006

Maryland, Purdue Begin Practice in Orlando

Maryland and Purdue began practice in Orlando on Saturday, just six days away from their primetime showdown in the 17th annual Champs Sports Bowl.  The practices, which are closed to the public and held on the ancillary fields surrounding the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium, were the teams first workout since arriving in Central Florida late Friday afternoon. “I’m not a huge warm weather person, but if I can get out of the cold for a little while, I’ll take it,” […]

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Dec 19, 2006

Orlando Citrus Parade Co-Hosts Announced

Florida Citrus Sports announced that the co-hosts for the 26th Annual Orlando Citrus Parade are Jane Robelot and The Bachelor’s Chris Harrison.  They will host the nationally syndicated broadcast as it reaches 150 markets nationwide with a play-by-play of all the Parade action.  The Parade is on Saturday, December 30, 2006 in Downtown Orlando, with step-off scheduled for 11:00 a.m.  Jane Robelot has twenty-four years of broadcasting experience.  Highlighting those two plus decades, are her five years with the CBS […]

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Dec 15, 2006

Bowl Teams Earning Attention

The Capital One and Champs Sports bowls will feature a pair of top-flight matchups this year, and as the games approach, players from the schools involved are garnering attention with both national and conference awards.  In addition, ESPN personality Kirk Herbstreit last night called the Capital One Bowl his choice as this year�s �most intriguing� bowl game. �It�s Darren McFadden, the most electrifying player in college football, against a big, strong Wisconsin team led by P.J. Hill and John Stocco,� […]

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Dec 13, 2006

Coaches Hype Up Crowd At Contract Signing

Orlando was treated to a preview of the Capital One Bowl on Thursday, as coaches and administrators from Arkansas and Wisconsin visited the Ballroom at Church Street to sign the bowl contracts and make the January 1, No. 12 vs. No. 7 matchup official. First, athletics directors and legendary former head coaches Frank Broyles (Arkansas) and Barry Alvarez (Wisconsin) took time to praise the Capital One Bowl and its destination city, noting the passion and excitement that their respective fan […]

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Dec 12, 2006

Marlee Matlin Announced As Grand Marshal For Orlando Citrus Parade

Florida Citrus Sports (FCSports), announced that Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin will be the Grand Marshall for the 26th Annual Orlando Citrus Parade presented by Delta Air Lines.  Matlin will lead the parade, which steps off at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 30, 2006 in Downtown Orlando. Matlin received worldwide acclaim for her film debut in �Children of a Lesser God,� for which she received the Academy Award for Best Actress.  At 21, she became the youngest recipient for the […]

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Dec 03, 2006

Arkansas Chosen as Wisconsin’s Opponent in 2007 Capital One Bowl

The Arkansas Razorbacks have been selected to represent the Southeastern Conference in the 2007 Capital One Bowl in Orlando. The Razorbacks, who fell in the conference championship game last night, will face Wisconsin on Monday, Jan. 1, at 1:00 p.m.. The game will be televised nationally by ABC. Arkansas is ranked 12th and 13th, respectively, in the latest Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls. The Razorbacks were 10-3 in the regular season, winning 10-straight after losing their opener to […]

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Dec 03, 2006

Champs Sports Bowl Slate Complete with Addition of Maryland

The University of Maryland Terrapins have been selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference�s representative in the 2006 Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, bowl officials announced today. The Terrapins were chosen by Florida Citrus Sports� Bowl Selection Committee and will face Purdue on Friday, Dec. 29th. The game will kickoff at 8:00 p.m. EST and will be televised nationally by ESPN. Maryland returns to bowl play after a two-year absence from the postseason. The Terrapins had three-straight 10-plus win seasons in […]

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Dec 02, 2006

Over 2,500 Compete in OUC Half Marathon And 5K

Eric Walker of Lakeland, Fla. won the 2006 OUC Half Marathon, which wound through the streets of Orlando’s scenic downtown area, starting and finishing at Lake Eola Park.  Jamison Fisher of Winter Park, Fla. won the Women’s Open division of the race, while Jason Spence of _ and Katy Radkewich of Orlando won their respective gender divisions in the 2006 OUC 5K.  Just over 2,500 racers completed one of the two races, held on Saturday, Dec. 2. Walker, a 21-year-old, bested […]

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