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Apr 26, 2016

Gators and ‘Canes To Meet In Orlando For 2019 Camping World Kickoff

The Florida Gators will play the Miami Hurricanes in the 2019 Camping World Kickoff game. The neutral-site, season-opening match-up was officially confirmed today after months of speculation. The 2019 matchup is the third announced Camping World Kickoff in a multi-year agreement between Camping World, Florida Citrus Sports (FCSports) and ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, to host major neutral-site regular-season games in Camping World Stadium. The stadium is already home to the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl, Russell Athletic Bowl […]

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Dec 06, 2015

Michigan To Face Florida In 70th Annual Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

The Michigan Wolverines (9-3, 6-2 Big Ten) and the University of Florida Gators (10-3, 8-2 SEC) will meet in the 70th annual Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl. The New Year’s Day Classic will kick-off in its traditional 1:00 p.m. timeslot on ABC. Florida and Michigan both return to Orlando after their 2008 rematch that featured legendary Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr’s last game and Florida Heisman winner Tim Tebow. Michigan won 41-35 in front of 69,748. Florida and Michigan are […]

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Nov 28, 2011

Florida Wins Florida Citrus Sports Shootout, 96-70

ORLANDO, Fla. ( – Their second go-around in the Florida Citrus Sports Shootout ended much better than the first time for the No. 10 Florida Gators.  The Gators avenged last season’s close loss to UCF by beating the Stetson Hatters by a comfortable margin, 96-70, in front of 5,843 at the Amway Center.  Florida head coach Billy Donovan notched his 400th career win in the Gator victory. Led by freshman guard Bradley Beal’s second career double-double, Florida used a team […]

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Jun 02, 2011

FCSports Shootout Continues Local Flavor With Florida vs. Stetson

The Florida Citrus Sports Shootout, a neutral-site basketball game that produced early-season fireworks in 2010, will return this season with a game featuring the University of Florida Gators against the Stetson University Hatters. This year’s “Shootout” will take place on Monday, November 28, 2011, at Amway Center in Orlando. Tickets go on sale to the general public June 21 via while Florida Citrus Sports members and those who purchased tickets to last year’s game will have an opportunity to […]

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Jun 17, 2010

Florida Citrus Sports Shootout Pairs UF-UCF At Amway Center

The University of Florida and UCF basketball teams will meet later this year in Orlando for the Florida Citrus Sports Shootout.  The “Shootout” will take place Wednesday, December 1, and will be the first-ever collegiate game at the brand-new Amway Center in Orlando. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster outlets and online at  Ticket prices for the FCSports Shootout range from $15-100 with lower bowl tickets as affordable as $15. The meeting will also be the first between […]

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Nov 30, 2008

Florida Cruises Past UMKC, 86-65, In First-Ever Gator Jam

No. 17/18 Florida (5-1) clinched its fifth win of the season with a 86-65 victory over the University of Missouri-Kansas City Kangaroos (3-5) at Amway Arena in Orlando as part of Sunday�s Florida Hospital Gator Jam, an Florida Citrus Sports event. In the first meeting between the two schools, sophomore forward Alex Tyus (St. Louis, Mo.) led the charge for UF with a career-high 25 points, and a season-high eight rebounds as the Gators moved to 31-3 overall in the […]

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Nov 26, 2008

Gators and ‘Roos Make Way to Orlando for this Sunday’s Showdown

The city of Orlando will host its first University of Florida basketball game since 1997 this Sunday as the Gators take on the University of Missouri-Kansas City Kangaroos at Amway Arena. Tipoff for the game televised by SunSports is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. Florida (4-1) comes to Orlando after splitting a pair of games in the CBE Classic at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. The Gators (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 17 AP) fell to Syracuse on Monday, […]

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Jun 18, 2008

_Orlando to Play Host to “Gator Jam” in 2008

Florida Citrus Sports Executive Director Steve Hogan and University of Florida Athletics Director Jeremy Foley have announced that the Florida Gator men’s basketball team will play the University of Missouri-Kansas City in a neutral-site game in Orlando. “Gator Jam” will take place November 30, 2008, at Amway Arena with tickets going on sale to the public Monday, June 23 (10:00 a.m. on Ticketmaster), and to FCSports members today (407.423.2476). The appearance will be the first for Florida’s men’s basketball team […]

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Jan 15, 2008

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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Jan 01, 2008

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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