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Aug 06, 2015

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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Dec 17, 2013

Whitley Writes: Plenty To Cheer About During Orlando Bowl Week

A strange thing happened after last year’s Rose Bowl game. Thousands of fans from the losing side didn’t want to leave. That’s not routine at 123 of the 124 NCAA Football Subdivision schools. It’s a tradition at Wisconsin, and Orlando is about to be reminded why. The Badgers are coming to town for the Capital One Bowl. Just as importantly, their band will be with them. Granted, it’s probably more important that the football team show up Jan. 1. But […]

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Dec 08, 2013

Miami to Meet No. 18 Louisville in Russell Athletic Bowl

The Miami Hurricanes have been selected to play in the 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl against the Louisville Cardinals. The game takes place December 28th at 6:45 p.m. from Orlando’s Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium, and will be televised nationally by ESPN. Miami will make its fourth trip to the Russell Athletic Bowl after a nine-win season, its best since posting nine in 2009, a season that concluded with a Champs Sports Bowl appearance. QB Stephen Morris enters the game ranked third […]

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Dec 05, 2013

Louisville to Play In 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl

The Louisville Cardinals have accepted an invitation to play in the 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl. This year’s edition of the game will take place on December 28th at Orlando’s Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium at 6:45 p.m., and will be televised nationally by ESPN. “Russell Athletic is thrilled that the Louisville Cardinals will complete their outstanding season by appearing in the Russell Athletic Bowl,” said Gary Barfield, Senior Vice President, Russell Athletic. “We are eager to find out on Sunday who […]

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Oct 17, 2013

Whitley Writes: Big Weekend Highlights Russell Athletic Bowl Options

For those of us who’ve been waiting for a weekend like this, a word of advice from Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher: “Keep it in perspective,” he said. “It is what it is.” What is it? Arguably the biggest game in the history of the Atlantic Coast Conference. And definitely the biggest game in the history of the American Athletic Conference. Put them together, and you have one huge weekend for Florida Citrus Sports. Specifically, the Russell Athletic Bowl. It […]

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Oct 25, 2011

West Virginia at Rutgers is the Champs Sports Bowl Game Of The Week

West Virginia leads series 32-4-2. (Last meeting: Dec. 4, 2010: WVU 35, Rutgers 14) No. 25 West Virginia looks to regain its position as the Big East favorite when the team travels to Piscataway to face Rutgers in its second-consecutive road game. Both the Mountaineers and Scarlet Knights enter Saturday’s game with 5-2 records, each holding one Big East loss (both suffered last Friday night.) West Virginia has claimed at least a share of the conference title five of the […]

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Aug 18, 2009

Champs Sports Bowl Partners with BIG EAST Conference

Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan and BIG EAST Conference commissioner John Marinatto have announced a partnership agreement for the Champs Sports Bowl.  The agreement with the BIG EAST will bring Orlando the first pick after the Bowl Championship Series selection (i.e. the conference’s second overall pick) as well as the right to select Notre Dame once over the course of the four-year term and makes the BIG EAST the bowl’s first signed conference partner for the 2010-2013 cycle.  The […]

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