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Mar 04, 2010

Capital One Bowl, ESPN Ink New Deal

Florida Citrus Sports Chief Executive Officer Steve Hogan has announced that the Capital One Bowl has signed an agreement with ESPN that will have the game’s television rights secured through 2018.   The Capital One Bowl will continue to match the first non-Bowl Championship Series selection from the powerhouse Southeastern and Big Ten conferences on New Year’s Day, and extends its relationship with ESPN and ABC which began in 1987.  The 2011 game will move from ABC to ESPN and […]

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Jan 15, 2010

Capital One and Champs Sports Bowls Post Big Numbers

Both of FCSports’ bowl games had a banner year in 2009-10, with each making its respective mark nationally and locally in attendance and television ratings. This year, both Orlando bowl games showed significant attendance improvements from the year previous.    The Champs Sports Bowl between Miami and Wisconsin hosted 56,747 fans, an increase of nearly 8% over last season’s mark of 52,692. The total set a new attendance record for the game since it arrived in Central Florida in 2001, […]

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Jan 01, 2010

Penn State Edges LSU in Capital One Bowl, 19-17

(AP) Collin Wagner kicked a 21-yard field goal with 57 seconds left, and the No. 11 Nittany Lions staved off a last-ditch drive by No. 13 LSU for a 19-17 victory Friday.   Penn State (11-2) gave up a 13-point, second-half lead after Stevan Ridley’s 1-yard touchdown run put LSU (9-4) ahead 17-16 with 12:49 left.   But quarterback Daryll Clark led the Nittany Lions on the game-winning, 12-play drive in crunch time. Penn State had two critical third-down conversions […]

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Dec 29, 2009

Wisconsin Bullies Way Past Miami in Champs Sports Bowl, 20-14

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – All that Miami speed was no match for the big, bad Badgers.   John Clay had 121 yards rushing and two touchdowns, powering No. 24 Wisconsin past 14th-ranked Miami 20-14 in the Champs Sports Bowl on Tuesday night.   Clay ran through, over and around the Hurricanes to help the Badgers (10-3) earn their first victory over a ranked opponent this season and claim a big win for the Big Ten.   Scott Tolzien threw for 260 […]

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