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Dec 28, 2013

Whitley Writes: Another Side Of Bowl Week At Give Kids The World Village

John Wallace accomplished almost every mission Louisville gave him during the regular season. He made 17 of 21 field goals and 49 of 50 extra points. Then the sophomore from Celia, Ky., got to Orlando for the Russell Athletic Bowl. A little girl he’d never met came up and asked him for a favor. “Could you paint my face?” Desiree Kelleher asked. Wallace is a kicker, not a painter. But he took her request like any other mission and started […]

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Dec 23, 2013

Whitley Writes: Tampa’s National Championship Future Means Orlando Is Closer Than You Think

Since envy is one of the Seven Deadly Sins, I have nothing but nice things to say about Tampa getting the world’s biggest college football game. Our friends to the west have secured the 2017 College Football Playoffs National Championship Game. It will hopefully be a smashing success. But when the announcement came Monday, I couldn’t help wondering what it meant for Orlando. “It’s all good news,” Steve Hogan said. As the CEO of Florida Citrus Sports, it’ll be his […]

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Dec 23, 2013

US Open Champion Justin Rose, Ron Dayne and George Rogers All Join Florida Citrus Parade Lineup

One week from today, a Central Florida tradition returns to Downtown Orlando when the Florida Citrus Parade winds down Orange Avenue and back up Rosalind Avenue on its way to Lake Eola Park. This year, a pair of Heisman winners join an Orlando resident and reigning champion golfer as the headline talent. The parade steps off at 10:00 a.m. next Monday, December 30. Justin Rose will serve as the grand marshal for this year’s parade. The Orlando resident is a […]

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Dec 20, 2013

Announcing New Bowl Mobile Applications For 2013

Brand new mobile applications are now available for the Capital One Bowl and Russell Athletic Bowl. The apps are new for 2013-14 and can be found in the iTunes App Store and Google Play. The official mobile app for each game is an interactive, digital version of the printed fan guide that is distributed to ticket purchasers and throughout Orlando during Orlando Bowl Week. It includes a schedule of events, maps, game day parking and shuttle information, stadium policies and […]

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Dec 17, 2013

Whitley Writes: Plenty To Cheer About During Orlando Bowl Week

A strange thing happened after last year’s Rose Bowl game. Thousands of fans from the losing side didn’t want to leave. That’s not routine at 123 of the 124 NCAA Football Subdivision schools. It’s a tradition at Wisconsin, and Orlando is about to be reminded why. The Badgers are coming to town for the Capital One Bowl. Just as importantly, their band will be with them. Granted, it’s probably more important that the football team show up Jan. 1. But […]

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Dec 08, 2013

Miami to Meet No. 18 Louisville in Russell Athletic Bowl

The Miami Hurricanes have been selected to play in the 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl against the Louisville Cardinals. The game takes place December 28th at 6:45 p.m. from Orlando’s Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium, and will be televised nationally by ESPN. Miami will make its fourth trip to the Russell Athletic Bowl after a nine-win season, its best since posting nine in 2009, a season that concluded with a Champs Sports Bowl appearance. QB Stephen Morris enters the game ranked third […]

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Dec 08, 2013

No. 19 Wisconsin to Meet No. 9 South Carolina in Capital One Bowl

The South Carolina Gamecocks will play the Wisconsin Badgers in the 2014 Capital One Bowl. The 68th edition of the New Year’s Day classic will be played on January 1, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. from Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium and will be televised nationally by ESPN on ABC. South Carolina makes its second Capital One Bowl appearance in three seasons, having beaten Nebraska in the 2012 edition of the game. The Gamecocks finished the regular season 10-2 for the third-straight […]

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Dec 05, 2013

Louisville to Play In 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl

The Louisville Cardinals have accepted an invitation to play in the 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl. This year’s edition of the game will take place on December 28th at Orlando’s Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium at 6:45 p.m., and will be televised nationally by ESPN. “Russell Athletic is thrilled that the Louisville Cardinals will complete their outstanding season by appearing in the Russell Athletic Bowl,” said Gary Barfield, Senior Vice President, Russell Athletic. “We are eager to find out on Sunday who […]

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