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Jan 15, 2010

Capital One and Champs Sports Bowls Post Big Numbers

Both of FCSports’ bowl games had a banner year in 2009-10, with each making its respective mark nationally and locally in attendance and television ratings. This year, both Orlando bowl games showed significant attendance improvements from the year previous.    The Champs Sports Bowl between Miami and Wisconsin hosted 56,747 fans, an increase of nearly 8% over last season’s mark of 52,692. The total set a new attendance record for the game since it arrived in Central Florida in 2001, […]

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Jan 10, 2010

CVB Float Wins 2009 Elmer Cook Award; Spherion Float Wins Online Fan Vote

Two citrus floats from the 2009 Spherion Orlando Citrus Parade were honored by judges and fans following the event.   The float from the Orlando/Orange County Convention and Visitors Bureau float, featuring a citrus rendition of a jet airliner, was given the 2009 Elmer Cook award as the best in show by a panel of media and local VIPs.    The judging panel included:   Christy Ashby, Editor for Orange Appeal Magazine Kathryn Saccone, Fashion Show Director for IADT Orlando […]

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Jan 01, 2010

Penn State Edges LSU in Capital One Bowl, 19-17

(AP) Collin Wagner kicked a 21-yard field goal with 57 seconds left, and the No. 11 Nittany Lions staved off a last-ditch drive by No. 13 LSU for a 19-17 victory Friday.   Penn State (11-2) gave up a 13-point, second-half lead after Stevan Ridley’s 1-yard touchdown run put LSU (9-4) ahead 17-16 with 12:49 left.   But quarterback Daryll Clark led the Nittany Lions on the game-winning, 12-play drive in crunch time. Penn State had two critical third-down conversions […]

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