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Lee Corso Delights Crowd at Team Selection Committee Kickoff Dinner

For more than two decades, Florida Citrus Sports members have looked forward to Lee Corso’s annual appearance at the organization’s Team Selection Committee Kickoff Dinner, and on Monday, the legendary ESPN personality came through yet again, entertaining a sold-out crowd at Linda’s La Cantina with his 2017 projections and personal recollections from a lifetime spent in football. An Orlando-area resident and Florida Citrus Sports’ 2017 Howard Palmer Award recipient, Corso spoke for nearly 40 minutes at the Central Florida dining […]

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North Carolina To Face Baylor In The 26th Annual Russell Athletic Bowl

The North Carolina Tar Heels (11-1, 8-0 ACC) and the Baylor Bears (9-3, 6-3 Big 12) will meet in the 26th annual Russell Athletic Bowl. This year’s game is slated for Tuesday, December 29 at 5:30 p.m. on ESPN. This year’s Russell Athletic Bowl will be a game of firsts. It’s the first time that Baylor and North Carolina have faced each other and also the first time that Baylor and North Carolina will be playing in Orlando. This year’s […]

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Alabama, Louisville to meet in the 2018 Orlando Kickoff

The Alabama Crimson Tide will play the Louisville Cardinals in the Orlando Kickoff game during college football’s opening weekend in 2018. The neutral-site season opener is the second announced game in a multi-year agreement between Florida Citrus Sports (FCSports) and ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, to host major neutral-site, regular-season college football games in the Orlando Citrus Bowl. “This game continues a trend of big-time events landing in the brand-new Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium,” said FCSports President Harold Mills. […]

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Russell Athletic Bowl Announces Enhanced Partnership with Atlantic Coast Conference

The Russell Athletic Bowl will host the first available selection after the College Football Playoff system from the ACC, including Notre Dame, beginning with the 2014-15 season. The Russell Athletic Bowl has historically featured some of college football’s best players and teams since moving to Orlando in 2000. The game has elevated its profile steadily over that time, with nine of the games (out of 12) featuring an attendance increase over the previous year. “The Russell Athletic Bowl is proud […]

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The Scouting Report Presented by Florida Hospital for Oct. 18

Florida Hospital, the official sports medicine provider of Florida Citrus Sports, is proud to support this Selection Committee update. Learn about Florida Hospital’s Healthy 100 initiative on the web at www.healthy100.org.   On this week’s edition of the Florida Citrus Sports Scouting Report presented by Florida Hospital, Erin Campbell recaps the important topics in our bowl picture after last weekend, including Wisconsin’s win over No. 1 Ohio State, the shake-up in the SEC and the slate of contenders in the ACC. […]

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Champs Sports Bowl Extends Partnership with Atlantic Coast Conference

Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan and Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford have announced a partnership agreement for the 2010-13 Champs Sports Bowls. The agreement with the ACC will bring Orlando the second pick after the Bowl Championship Series selection (i.e. the conference’s third overall pick) to play against the top non-BCS team from the BIG EAST Conference or Notre Dame.  “Our relationship with the Champs Sports Bowl has been absolutely terrific over the years and we are extremely […]

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2007 Francis Award Honors Tom Mickle

Tom Mickle, whose great love for college athletics and respect for the media who report on them were evident throughout a 34-year career at Duke University, the Atlantic Coast Conference and Florida Citrus Sports, is the 2007 recipient of the Marvin �Skeeter� Francis Award. Mickle passed away last April while battling kidney cancer.  His wife Jill will accept the award from ACC commissioner John Swofford in ceremonies at halftime of tomorrow�s second semi-final game of the ACC Men�s Basketball Tournament […]

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