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Apr 22, 2008

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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May 03, 2007

NFL Draft Chock Full of Orlando Bowl Alums

Saturday’s 2007 National Football League Draft was rich with intrigue and excitement.  For Orlando sports fans, however, it also served as a barometer of the type of talent on display at the Capital One and Champs Sports Bowls, respectively.   In the first round of this year’s draft, 10 of the 32 players selected were from teams which played in one of the two Orlando bowl games in the last three years.  Each of the draft’s top four selections and […]

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Mar 27, 2007

McAllister Entertains Fans, Members At Speaker Series

Star NFL running back Deuce McAllister spoke to a room full of Florida Citrus Sports members and guests, as well as jersey-sporting Ole Miss Rebels and New Orleans Saints fans, on Tuesday as part of the Florida Citrus Sports Speaker Series.  The luncheon, the last of the 2006-07 FCSports year, was held in the Varsity Club at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. Hosted by WFTV Channel 9 sports anchor Jenny Dunn, the program covered a variety of topics in the […]

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Apr 25, 2005

Sixty-Three NFL Draft Picks Have Orlando Experience Thanks To FCSports

Football fans in Central Florida had a chance to meet 63 players selected in the National Football League Draft through Florida Citrus Sports (FCSports) events. Drafted players gained experience in the Central Florida area through events such as the Cingular ABC Sports All-America Celebration, Capital One Bowl, Champs Sports Bowl and The Villages Gridiron Classic and the Walt Disney World Florida Classic.   The opportunity to see the nation’s best players was especially evident through the first round. Of 32 […]

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