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Capital One Bowl Extends Agreement with SEC

On behalf of Florida Citrus Sports and its membership, President Chuck Beverly and CEO Steve Hogan have announced that an agreement has been reached with the Southeastern Conference for the Capital One Bowl, extending the current relationship through 2014. The agreement keeps the bowl’s current selection structure in place, with the New Year’s Day stalwart maintaining the slot which grants it the opportunity to select the top non-Bowl Championship Series pick from the league.  Florida Citrus Sports officials had announced […]

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Capital One Bowl Extends Partnership with Big Ten Conference

The Capital One Bowl will continue to host the top non-BCS Big Ten team through 2013, the conference and FCSports announced Tuesday.  The renewal for the 2010-2013 college football seasons extends the conference’s second-longest bowl agreement behind the Rose Bowl, a partnership that first began in 1992 and has set one of the Big Ten’s elite teams to Orlando for each of the last 17 years.  “The Capital One Bowl has a long-standing relationship with the Big Ten, and we […]

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Orlando Bowls Receive Re-certification; FCSports Announces 2009 Champs Sports Bowl Date

Florida Citrus Sports Chief Executive Officer Steve Hogan announced today that the 2009 Champs Sports Bowl will be played at 8:00 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, December 29.  The game, the first of two bowls hosted in Orlando, will air nationwide on ESPN.  In addition, the NCAA Football Issues Committee extended licensing for both the Champs Sports Bowl and the New Years Day-stalwart Capital One Bowl. The Champs Sports Bowl and Capital One Bowl were among 34 bowls whose applications were […]

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NFL Draft Expected to Feature Orlando Bowl Participants

Today’s announcement by the Miami Dolphins that it has agreed to terms with Michigan offensive tackle Jake Long is likely just the beginning of recent participants from Florida Citrus Sports’ bowl games, the Capital One Bowl and Champs Sports Bowl, being selected early and often in the annual NFL Draft. It is no secret that the bowl matchups featuring schools from the Atlantic Coast, Big Ten and Southeastern conferences bring the best of the best when it comes to college […]

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Capital One Bowl Shines in TV Ratings and Attendance

The 2007-08 bowl season was an outstanding one on all fronts for the Capital One Bowl, solidifying the New Years� Day game�s stronghold as one of college football�s premier postseason events. This year�s contest between Michigan and Florida has been widely-held as the finest game to be played in the �07-08 postseason and the television and attendance numbers reflect those sentiments. In the recently-released television ratings, the 2008 Capital One Bowl was the highest-rated non-Bowl Championship Series game by a […]

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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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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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Stocco, Wisconsin Persevere For Second Consecutive Capital One Bowl “W” (AP)

(AP) Darren McFadden broke free on his first carry and raced into the Wisconsin secondary. Defensive back Jack Ikegwuonu did what few players have — he ran down the Arkansas star at the 9. With its running game stifled and its quarterback under constant pressure, the sixth-ranked Badgers did just enough to hold off No. 12 Arkansas 17-14 Monday. John Stocco threw two first-half touchdown passes, and Wisconsin (12-1) survived despite being held to minus-5 yards rushing. The biggest play […]

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