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 Vrbo 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 infamous turnover-filled Cheez-It […]

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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

MIAMI WINS 2016 RUSSELL ATHLETIC BOWL, 31-14

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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Sep 03, 2016

FCS Team Selection Committee’s Preseason Bowl Projections

Before the 2016-17 season started, members of the Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee made their way-too-early predictions for which teams in the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten and SEC will be coming to Orlando at the end of the year. Here are the results of the committee’s guesses:   The most popular picks for the Russell Athletic Bowl were the Miami Hurricanes in the ACC and the Texas Longhorns in the Big 12. This would be Miami’s fifth appearance […]

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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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Dec 07, 2014

#18 Clemson To Take on Oklahoma in 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl

The Clemson Tigers and Oklahoma Sooners have been selected to play in the 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl. This year’s edition, the silver anniversary of the game, will take place on December 29th at the Orlando Citrus Bowl stadium at 5:30 p.m., and will be televised by ESPN. “Russell Athletic is thrilled with the matchup of Clemson and Oklahoma playing in our bowl game,“ said Robby Davis, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Russell Athletic. “The addition of the Big 12 […]

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Nov 12, 2014

Week 11 Selection Committee Recap

The Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee witnessed another eventful Saturday in college football. ACC had a quiet weekend compared to other conferences.  Florida State defeated Virginia for its 25th straight victory and are still in contention for a spot in the College Football Playoff despite a few close wins. The Big 12 had a number of impressive victories.  TCU defeated Kansas State behind an impressive performance from quarterback Trevone Boykin – he rushed for a career-high 127 yards and […]

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