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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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Whitley Writes: South Carolina vs. UCF Is A Marquee Matchup Orlando Deserves

Can you feel it? Something is different about this week, at least if you’re a college football fan in Orlando. If you can’t feel it, you can see it. Network television trucks are parked outside Bright House Networks Stadium. Earlier this week, real live students stood in line to buy tickets. Everybody wants to see Saturday’s high-noon showdown between UCF and South Carolina. Let’s recap: Sellout. National TV. Bowl implications. Steve Spurrier. “That’s what college football is all about,” UCF […]

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Jordan, UCF upset No. 18 Florida 57-54

(Associated Press) – With five starters returning from an NCAA tournament team, Florida was a trendy pick to win the Southeastern Conference and make a deep postseason run. Now, they might be considered one of the nation’s biggest disappointments. Marcus Jordan scored 18 points, Keith Clanton hit two free throws in the final seconds and Central Florida upset the 18th-ranked Gators 57-54 on Wednesday night. Florida (5-2), ranked ninth in The Associated Press preseason poll, lost to the Knights for […]

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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 Ticketmaster.com.  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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FCSports Teams with UCF and Others to Help Welcome 1958 Buffalo Team

The epic tale of the bowl-bound 1958 Buffalo team was one of the most prominent storylines during last year’s college football postseason, when the present-day Mid-American Conference champion Bulls received their first bowl bid since that 1958 season, on their milestone 50th anniversary.  Approximately 23 members of that 1958 squad, plus spouses and families, were feted during Buffalo’s stay in Toronto for the ESPN-televised International Bow,l where the Bulls faced the University of Connecticut. The 1958 Buffalo team, whose roster […]

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