May 31, 2023

Dates set for 2023-24 Orlando bowl slate

Game dates and kickoff times for Orlando’s Pop-Tarts Bowl and Cheez-It Citrus Bowl games were announced Wednesday as part of ESPN’s 2023-24 college football schedule release. Pop-Tarts®, the iconic brand known for mixing flavor and fun to create indulgent snacks for any occasion, announced its next Crazy Good takeover with the Pop-Tarts Bowl at Camping World Stadium this December. The Pop-Tarts Bowl, formerly known as the Cheez-It Bowl, featuring top teams from the Atlantic Coast and Big 12 Conferences, will […]

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Dec 04, 2022


The 2022-23 bowl lineup is set! Orlando will host the LSU Tigers and the Purdue Boilermakers in the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl on Jan. 2, while the Florida State Seminoles and the Oklahoma Sooners square off in the Cheez-It Bowl on Dec. 29. BUY CHEEZ-IT CITRUS BOWL TICKETS BUY CHEEZ-IT BOWL TICKETS Cheez-It Citrus Bowl The LSU Tigers and the Purdue Boilermakers will play in the 2023 Cheez-It Citrus Bowl, Florida Citrus Sports chairman Paul Mears III and CEO Steve Hogan […]

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May 26, 2022

Game Dates & Kickoff Times Set for Florida Citrus Sports Bowl Games

Game dates and kickoff times for Orlando’s Cheez-It Bowl and Vrbo Citrus Bowl games were announced Thursday as part of ESPN’s 2022-23 college football schedule release. The 2022 Cheez-It Bowl, featuring top teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and Big 12 Conference, will be played in its traditional window, on Thursday, Dec. 29. Kickoff will be at 5:30 p.m. ET at Camping World Stadium, and the game will be broadcast on ESPN. At last year’s game, Clemson cornerback Mario Goodrich […]

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Jan 26, 2022

Breaking Down the 2021 Cheez-It Bowl

A healthy dose of history highlighted the 2021 Cheez-It Bowl, played in Orlando on Dec. 29 and hosted by Florida Citrus Sports. Clemson ended a memorable week with a 20-13 win over Iowa State in Camping World Stadium, a game and experience that had both coaches raving. “The opportunity to bring our football team and our program to Orlando was phenomenal,” Iowa State coach Matt Campbell said. “The events, the time, the effort that the leadership put into making this […]

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Jan 04, 2022

Memorable Moments from Past Cheez-It Bowl and Citrus Bowl Games

If you’re looking for some exciting college football action, look no further than Orlando, Florida, where you’ll find the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl and Cheez-It Bowl. While they may not have the fanfare of other bowl matchups, both games have had their share of unforgettable moments over the years. Even if your favorite team or alma mater isn’t playing in either bowl game, these matches have proven to be most interesting, especially in recent years. Whether it’s the record-breaking fourth quarter […]

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Jul 16, 2018

Introducing Stadium Pass: One Pass, Every Big Moment at Camping World Stadium

Central Florida is no stranger to annual passes, but the City Beautiful has never seen one quite like this. Just in time for the 2018-19 season, Florida Citrus Sports is unveiling the all-new Stadium Pass — an exclusive opportunity to see the best Camping World Stadium has to offer for one low price. For just $399 – nearly 20 percent off the cost of individual tickets – Stadium Pass holders will receive the same great lower bowl seat to six […]

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Dec 29, 2016


The Miami Hurricanes’ 10-year bowl losing streak is over. The ‘Canes broke the streak with a resounding 31-14 win over West Virginia in the 17th annual Russell Athletic Bowl in front of 48,625 fans at Camping World Stadium. The win snapped a six-game bowl skid and was the Hurricanes first victory since a 21-20 win over Nevada in the 2006 MPC Computers Bowl. If it was Brad Kaaya’s last game in a Miami Hurricane uniform, at least he went out in […]

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Dec 04, 2016

Louisville, LSU, West Virginia and Miami all Orlando-bound!

Three top-20 teams will spend the holidays in Orlando as the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl welcomes #13 Louisville and #20 LSU and the Russell Athletic Bowl hosts #16 West Virginia vs Miami. Bigtime college football has become a 70+ year tradition in the City Beautiful and this year is no exception. The West Virginia Mountaineers (10-2, 7-2 Big 12) will play the Miami Hurricanes (8-4, 5-3 ACC) in the 2016 Russell Athletic Bowl. This exciting matchup kicks off on […]

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Jan 28, 2015

A Year To Remember for Florida Citrus Sports

The 2014-15 bowl season was the culmination of one of the most important and challenging years in the history of Florida Citrus Sports. Together as a staff and a team of community leaders and volunteers, we were tasked with operating our events – including three signature football games – in the midst of a near-complete reconstruction of the Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium. The first year of the new College Football Playoff era presented new and unique changes across all of […]

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Dec 29, 2014

Clemson Wins 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl 40-6

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was all smiles. His Tigers (10-3, 6-2 ACC) took home an impressive 40-6 victory over Oklahoma (8-5, 5-4) in front of 40,071 fans in the 25th edition of the Russell Athletic Bowl. “We had great preparation,” Swinney said. “We were ready from the opening kick. Oklahoma is a great football team. That’s a lot of the same guys that drove Alabama up and down the field last year. They have a great program but it […]

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