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Feb 03, 2014

Whitley Writes: The Citrus Bowl Is Dead, Long Live The Citrus Bowl

Wherever he was at 10:29 a.m. on January 29th, Mick Jagger probably felt a mysterious tug of nostalgia. That’s when the countdown started and couple of hundred people at the Citrus Bowl looked toward the north. 5…4…3…2…1…Ka-BOOM! Talk about an exploding scoreboard. This one really did have its legs blown out. As it crashed to the ground, fireworks went off and “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC blared over the loud speakers. That band never actually played the Citrus Bowl, though it seemed […]

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Nov 21, 2013

Whitley Writes: Historic Moment For Morgan State Highlights Orlando’s HBCU History

When players came to Orlando’s bowls last year, they got watches and a $420 shopping spree at Best Buy. In 1966, they got a tangerine. It wasn’t just a piece of fruit to Morgan State’s players. That was because when West Chester’s players arrived in Orlando, they got the same thing. They also attended the same party. They ate the same meals. They dressed at the same stadium. And contrary to the fears of many, the city did not crumble […]

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