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Oct 23, 2013

Whitley Writes: SEC Shake-Up Could Bring Fresh Faces To Capital One Bowl

Going into the football season most experts agreed on at least one thing. It would be a cold day in you-know-where before Missouri was in the mix for the Capital One Bowl. Given the Tigers’ history in Orlando, we shouldn’t be surprised at what happened last weekend. Figuratively speaking, it was a cold day in Columbia, Oxford, Knoxville, College Station and Nashville. Those were the sites in perhaps the most upsetting day in SEC history. It was like a condensed […]

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Oct 17, 2013

Whitley Writes: Big Weekend Highlights Russell Athletic Bowl Options

For those of us who’ve been waiting for a weekend like this, a word of advice from Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher: “Keep it in perspective,” he said. “It is what it is.” What is it? Arguably the biggest game in the history of the Atlantic Coast Conference. And definitely the biggest game in the history of the American Athletic Conference. Put them together, and you have one huge weekend for Florida Citrus Sports. Specifically, the Russell Athletic Bowl. It […]

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Oct 14, 2013

FCSports Honored With Central Florida Urban League Cornerstone Award

Florida Citrus Sports received the Cornerstone Award for Youth Development from the Central Florida Urban League at the organization’s annual gala, held at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The CFUL signature event, featuring more than 400 community and business leaders, celebrated organizations and individuals that have made a significant contribution to the community in the four areas that are the cornerstones of the Urban League; Youth Development, Economic Empowerment, Workforce Development and Health Awareness. FCSports was recognized for its efforts with Central […]

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Oct 04, 2013

Whitley Writes: The Jackets May Change But The Game Stays The Same

A diehard breakfast club meets on Mondays at the Citrus Bowl. Other bowls probably look at the Dex Imaging Skyline Club and wonder, “What’s the point?” Why are 80 people eating breakfast burritos and talking about the Purdue Boilermakers? To truly understand, you need an orange polyester blazer hanging way back in your closet. Tangerine Bowl representatives wore them on scouting trips. Scouts resembled salesmen, and it wasn’t coincidental. They were pitching Orlando to audiences that had plenty of options […]

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