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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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Nebraska at Michigan is the Capital One Bowl Game of the Week

This season, pick who you think will win the Champs Sports Bowl Game of the Week and WIN! Answer the question on the Champs Sports Bowl Facebook page before Saturday’s game. If you pick correctly, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win two tickets to the Champs Sports Bowl on December 29, 2011! Florida State leads series 13-2-0 (Last meeting: Oct. 10, 2010: Florida State 34, Virginia 14) Florida State and Virginia both remain in the ACC title hunt as they […]

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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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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 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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Lloyd Carr Talks Shop At Speaker Series

Florida Citrus Sports welcomed University of Michigan head football coach Lloyd Carr to Orlando on Friday, June 23 for its first Speaker Series event of 2006-07. Speaking to a crowd of FCSports members and guests, he addressed a number of topics about college football and about the outlook for the 2006 Wolverines. During the presentation, the coach made a point to praise Orlando, both as a city and a bowl destination. He spoke about the fun that he and his […]

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