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Dec 29, 2011

Florida State Beats Notre Dame In 2011 Champs Sports Bowl, 18-14

Florida State Postgame Press Conference Transcript – Jimbo Fisher, Rashad Greene, Lamarcus Joyner Florida State Notes Notre Dame Postgame Press Conference Transcript – Brian Kelly, Manti Teo Notre Dame Notes The Florida State Seminoles rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 18-14 in the 2011 Champs Sports Bowl before an announced crowd of 68,305 at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. It wasn’t so much a tale of two halves as a tale of one quarter. […]

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Dec 28, 2011

Parking, Shuttle And Traffic Information For The Champs Sports Bowl

Parking is SOLD OUT for the Champs Sports Bowl at the Florida Citrus Bowl. Free shuttle service is available to bowl fans. In addition, the City of Orlando and Florida Citrus Sports have published maps for parking, shuttles and road closures around the Citrus Bowl on game day. PARKING INFORMATION More information and parking map Pre-paid parking for the Champs Sports Bowl is sold out. There will be ONE first-come, first-served public cash lot at Jones High School on game […]

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Dec 27, 2011

Florida State, Notre Dame Give Back To Central Florida

The Florida State Seminoles and Notre Dame Fighting Irish football teams met on friendly terms today at Give Kids the World Village as part of Orlando Bowl Week. The 147 families being hosted by Give Kids the World got a chance to meet players from both teams and take part in a variety of games and activities, including mini golf, basketball, line dancing and more. “This is just awesome,” said Elizabeth Faircloth, mother of one of the visiting families. “We […]

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Dec 26, 2011

Notre Dame Practice Report 12/26

Report courtesy of Notre Dame Sports Information The Irish football squad completed its heavy work today with a typical Wednesday workout in full pads in 72-degree conditions under cloudy skies. The Notre Dame team worked on the grass fields adjacent to the Citrus Bowl Stadium from 1:45-3:15 p.m. The media contingent that visited with head coach Brian Kelly and his team had tripled in number since yesterday. Here are some of Kelly’s comments about random subjects: “I couldn’t be more […]

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Dec 26, 2011

@ChampsSportsBwl Preview: A Twitter Chat With Eric Hansen

Following up on last week’s FSU perspective from Coley Harvey, Eric Hansen of the South Bend Tribune joined @ChampsSportsBwl on Twitter to give the Notre Dame outlook, including the QB situation, the biggest challenges for the Irish and who needs to step up to bring the trophy home to South Bend. @ChampsSportsBwl: This year was a step up for Notre Dame record-wise, but in general do fans feel the program is making progress? @HansenSouthBend: I think they see the progress on the […]

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Dec 12, 2011

Champs Sports Bowl Sells Out For First Time In History

On behalf of its Selection Committee, Florida Citrus Sports’ Chairman Michel Champagne and CEO Steve Hogan announced today that the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Florida State Seminoles have been selected to play in this year’s Champs Sports Bowl. Set to take place December 29th from Orlando’s Citrus Bowl Stadium, the game will kick off at 5:30 p.m. and be televised on ESPN. Notre Dame (8-4) and Florida State (8-4, 5-3 ACC), two of the most recognizable schools in college […]

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Dec 04, 2011

Notre Dame and Florida State Selected for Champs Sports Bowl

On behalf of its Selection Committee, Florida Citrus Sports’ Chairman Michel Champagne and CEO Steve Hogan announced today that the South Carolina Gamecocks and Nebraska Cornhuskers have been selected to play in the 2012 Capital One Bowl.  The New Year’s classic will kick off at 1:00 p.m. on January 2nd from Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando and will be televised nationally by ESPN. The meeting will be the first between the two schools since 1987 and the first ever […]

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Oct 18, 2011

USC at Notre Dame is the Champs Sports 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!   Notre Dame leads series, 43-33-5. (Last meeting: Nov. 27, 2010; Notre Dame 20, USC 16)   USC and Notre Dame battle for the historic Jeweled […]

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Jul 19, 2007

Notre Dame, FCSports Working to Bring Games to Orlando

The University of Notre Dame and Florida Citrus Sports have agreed to work together to create football matchups in Orlando, pending a renovation of the city�s Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium.The games would be played in 2011 and 2014, with the former potentially being the first game held in the new Citrus Bowl after renovations are completed.Opponents have yet to be determined. �We are very excited about working to have an elite national program like Notre Dame visit Orlando twice in […]

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