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Maryland Cruises To Champs Sports Bowl Victory (AP)

(AP) Maryland methodically and meticulously put away Purdue — and looked nothing like the team that ended the regular season with two lopsided losses. Sam Hollenbach passed for 223 yards and two touchdowns, Lance Ball rushed for 98 yards, and the Terrapins won the Champs Sports Bowl 24-7 on Friday night. Maryland blew a chance to play for the Atlantic Coast Conference title by losing to Boston College and Wake Forest by a combined 76-40 in November. “We didn’t want […]

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Maryland, Purdue Begin Practice in Orlando

Maryland and Purdue began practice in Orlando on Saturday, just six days away from their primetime showdown in the 17th annual Champs Sports Bowl.  The practices, which are closed to the public and held on the ancillary fields surrounding the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium, were the teams first workout since arriving in Central Florida late Friday afternoon. “I’m not a huge warm weather person, but if I can get out of the cold for a little while, I’ll take it,” […]

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Bowl Teams Earning Attention

The Capital One and Champs Sports bowls will feature a pair of top-flight matchups this year, and as the games approach, players from the schools involved are garnering attention with both national and conference awards.  In addition, ESPN personality Kirk Herbstreit last night called the Capital One Bowl his choice as this year�s �most intriguing� bowl game. �It�s Darren McFadden, the most electrifying player in college football, against a big, strong Wisconsin team led by P.J. Hill and John Stocco,� […]

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Champs Sports Bowl Slate Complete with Addition of Maryland

The University of Maryland Terrapins have been selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference�s representative in the 2006 Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, bowl officials announced today. The Terrapins were chosen by Florida Citrus Sports� Bowl Selection Committee and will face Purdue on Friday, Dec. 29th. The game will kickoff at 8:00 p.m. EST and will be televised nationally by ESPN. Maryland returns to bowl play after a two-year absence from the postseason. The Terrapins had three-straight 10-plus win seasons in […]

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Over 2,500 Compete in OUC Half Marathon And 5K

Eric Walker of Lakeland, Fla. won the 2006 OUC Half Marathon, which wound through the streets of Orlando’s scenic downtown area, starting and finishing at Lake Eola Park.  Jamison Fisher of Winter Park, Fla. won the Women’s Open division of the race, while Jason Spence of _ and Katy Radkewich of Orlando won their respective gender divisions in the 2006 OUC 5K.  Just over 2,500 racers completed one of the two races, held on Saturday, Dec. 2.  Walker, a 21-year-old, bested […]

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Champs Sports Bowl Invites Purdue Boilermakers

The Purdue Boilermakers have been selected as the Big Ten Conference�s representative in the 2006 Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, bowl officials announced today. The game will kickoff at 8:00 p.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 29 and will be televised nationally by ESPN. �Purdue has been here and represented itself well in the past,� Selection Committee Chairman George Nahas said. �Its game here in 2004 against Georgia was an exciting overtime game and their fans were great.  We have always […]

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Capital One Bowl Extends Invite to Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin Badgers have been selected to represent the Big Ten in the 2007 Capital One Bowl in Orlando, bowl officials announced Monday. The game will kickoff at 1:00 p.m. EST on Monday, Jan. 1 and will be televised nationally by ABC.  �We are thrilled to have Wisconsin return to the Capital One Bowl,� Selection Committee Chairman George Nahas said. �The Badgers took a win in our game last season and just kept rolling, finishing with an outstanding […]

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Florida Citrus Sports and ESPN Announce 2006 Champs Sports Bowl Date

Florida Citrus Sports and ESPN announced the Champs Sports Bowl will be played in primetime this December. The game, first of two bowls hosted in Orlando only 65 hours apart, will kick off at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 29, 2006, airing nationwide on ESPN. Florida Citrus Sports’ other game, the Capital One Bowl, will kick off on Monday, January 1, 2007, televised live on ABC. Only three cities in the country have the privilege of hosting two bowl games, […]

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Wisconsin Rolls Past Auburn, 24-10 In The Capital One Bowl (AP)

Barry Alvarez leaves Wisconsin with a win. His offensive stars and a surprisingly stingy defense made sure of that. Brian Calhoun rushed for 213 yards, John Stocco passed for 301 and Brandon Williams had 173 yards receiving, lifting the 21st-ranked Badgers to a 24-10 victory over No. 7 Auburn in the Capital One Bowl on Monday. It was a fitting farewell for Alvarez, who led Wisconsin to eight bowl wins in 16 seasons and now will focus on his duties […]

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Children, Badgers and Tigers Enjoy Day For Kids Festival

The joy was evident in the eyes of six-year-old Malique. He had latched on Wisconsin junior defensive back Johnny White and he was not about to let him go. Who is your favorite football player? Malique was asked. “Johnny,” he said with a quick smile. It was a scene that was repeated over and over on Wednesday, as 150 disadvantaged Central Florida kids enjoyed an afternoon of food, games, music and fellowship with Auburn and Wisconsin players at the annual […]

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