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Henne, Michigan Send Carr Out on Top With 41-35 Upset Of Florida

By Dan Ryan FCSports.Com Lloyd Carr went out a winner for his seniors. Michigan’s seniors went out a winner for Lloyd Carr. The Wolverines snapped a four-game bowl losing streak Tuesday, Jan. 1, with a 41-35 Capital One Bowl victory over the Florida Gators before a Florida Citrus Bowl crowd of 69,748 and an ESPN on ABC national television audience in the final appearance for Carr and a senior class that won its first post-season game. MVP Chad Henne threw […]

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Boston College Fights Off Spartans For Champs Sports Bowl Victory (AP)

(AP) Matt Ryan and Boston College had a much more enjoyable trip to Florida this time around. Ryan threw three touchdown passes, two to Rich Gunnell, and the Eagles extended the nation’s longest bowl winning streak to eight with a 24-21 victory over Michigan State in the Champs Sports Bowl on Friday. Boston College (11-3) won 11 games for the first time since 1940, but it was a season that at times had the promise of being even better. The […]

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Helio Castroneves Named Parade Co-Grand Marshal

Dancing with the Stars winner Helio Castroneves and PGA Golfer Chris DiMarco have been named co-grand marshals for the Spherion Orlando Citrus Parade presented by Delta Air Lines. Helio Castroneves is a two-time Indianapolis 500 champion�placing first in both 2001 and 2002. The Brazil native, who races for Team Penske, is known for his tradition of climbing the racetrack fence following a victory. Castroneves has assembled 12 wins and 49 top-five finishes throughout his IndyCar career. He is also owner […]

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Golfer Chris DiMarco To Serve As Grand Marshal of Orlando Citrus Parade

All parade talent has been finalized for the Spherion Orlando Citrus Parade presented by Delta Air Lines. The internationally-syndicated broadcast will reach over 150 markets nationwide and will extend to the United Kingdom, U.S. Virgin Island, Puerto Rico, Canada and through Voice of America. The parade, in its twenty-eighth year, is scheduled for step-off at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2007 in downtown Orlando. Chris Harrison and Jane Robelot will return as parade co-hosts. Harrison, who is in his […]

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Capital One Bowl QB Tim Tebow Wins Heisman Trophy

(AP) Tim Tebow needed only two years of college to graduate to Heisman Trophy winner, putting the sophomore in a class by himself. Florida’s folk-hero quarterback with the rugged running style and magnetic personality won the Heisman on Saturday night to become the first sophomore or freshman to take college football’s most prestigious award. Since 1935, when Jay Berwanger of Chicago won the first Heisman, every winner had been a junior or senior � until Tebow, who picked up quite […]

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Capital One Bowl Reaches Fastest Sellout in 62-Year History

Despite a delayed announcement of its teams, the 2008 Capital One Bowl has reached a sellout Florida Citrus Sports Executive Director Steve Hogan announced today. The bowl reached its normal capacity of 65,438 less than 13 hours after Florida and Michigan were announced as this year�s teams and sold above that capacity as temporary bleacher seats were sold out hours later. “This record sellout is evidence that Orlando is a hotbed for college football,” said Florida Citrus Sports Executive Director […]

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Florida and Michigan Chosen to Square Off in 2008 Capital One Bowl

On behalf of its Selection Committee, Florida Citrus Sports� Chairman Tony Martin and Executive Director Steve Hogan announce that the University of Florida and the University of Michigan have been chosen to play in this year�s Capital One Bowl. The game, played on January 1 at 1:00 p.m. and televised on nationally on ABC, will be the first meeting between the two national powerhouses since the 2003 Outback Bowl. Florida, the bowl�s representative from the Southeastern Conference, finished the regular […]

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Champs Sports Bowl Selects Boston College and Michigan State

On behalf of its Selection Committee, Florida Citrus Sports� Chairman Tony Martin and Executive Director Steve Hogan announce that Boston College and Michigan State University have been chosen to play in this year�s Champs Sports Bowl. The game, played on December 28 at 5:00 p.m. and televised on nationally on ESPN. �I am so excited about the Champs Sports Bowl and how far it has come in such a short time,� said FCSports Executive Director Steve Hogan. �To think that […]

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Parade Coloring Contest Winner Revealed

Parade Committee Chairman Paul Beirnes and Parade Operations Committee Chairman Bryan Cole, both Florida Citrus Sports members, visited 8 year-old Alex Gyumishev at his elementary school on Wednesday to reward his efforts in the second annual parade coloring contest. They were joined by Parade Director Amber Mundinger to announce his achievement on WLKW, the elementary school’s student-run morning announcement show. Alex, a student at Lake Whitney Elementary, moved from Bulgaria in August and will experience his first holiday season in the United […]

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Florida Citrus Sports Names Co-Hosts for Orlando Citrus Parade

Florida Citrus Sports Executive Director Steve Hogan has announced that the co-hosts for the Spherion Orlando Citrus Parade presented by Delta Air Lines are Chris Harrison and Jane Robelot.  They will co-host the nationally-syndicated broadcast which reaches 150 markets nationwide with a play-by-play of all the parade action.  The parade is on Saturday, December 29, 2007 in Downtown Orlando, with step-off scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Chris Harrison, in his second year of co-hosting, hosts ABC�s popular romance reality series� The […]

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