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Dec 23, 2013

US Open Champion Justin Rose, Ron Dayne and George Rogers All Join Florida Citrus Parade Lineup

One week from today, a Central Florida tradition returns to Downtown Orlando when the Florida Citrus Parade winds down Orange Avenue and back up Rosalind Avenue on its way to Lake Eola Park. This year, a pair of Heisman winners join an Orlando resident and reigning champion golfer as the headline talent. The parade steps off at 10:00 a.m. next Monday, December 30. Justin Rose will serve as the grand marshal for this year’s parade. The Orlando resident is a […]

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Dec 17, 2013

Whitley Writes: Plenty To Cheer About During Orlando Bowl Week

A strange thing happened after last year’s Rose Bowl game. Thousands of fans from the losing side didn’t want to leave. That’s not routine at 123 of the 124 NCAA Football Subdivision schools. It’s a tradition at Wisconsin, and Orlando is about to be reminded why. The Badgers are coming to town for the Capital One Bowl. Just as importantly, their band will be with them. Granted, it’s probably more important that the football team show up Jan. 1. But […]

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Dec 08, 2013

No. 19 Wisconsin to Meet No. 9 South Carolina in Capital One Bowl

The South Carolina Gamecocks will play the Wisconsin Badgers in the 2014 Capital One Bowl. The 68th edition of the New Year’s Day classic will be played on January 1, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. from Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium and will be televised nationally by ESPN on ABC. South Carolina makes its second Capital One Bowl appearance in three seasons, having beaten Nebraska in the 2012 edition of the game. The Gamecocks finished the regular season 10-2 for the third-straight […]

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Dec 29, 2009

Wisconsin Bullies Way Past Miami in Champs Sports Bowl, 20-14

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – All that Miami speed was no match for the big, bad Badgers.   John Clay had 121 yards rushing and two touchdowns, powering No. 24 Wisconsin past 14th-ranked Miami 20-14 in the Champs Sports Bowl on Tuesday night.   Clay ran through, over and around the Hurricanes to help the Badgers (10-3) earn their first victory over a ranked opponent this season and claim a big win for the Big Ten.   Scott Tolzien threw for 260 […]

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Dec 06, 2009

Champs Sports Bowl Pits Miami Against Wisconsin

The Miami Hurricanes and Wisconsin Badgers have been selected to play in this year’s Champs Sports Bowl.  This year’s game is set to take place December 29th at 8:00 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN. No. 14/15 Miami will head north on the Florida Turnpike for its final game after posting a 9-3 record (6-4 ACC).  The Hurricanes rely on one of the better passing offenses in the nation, ranking 27th and averaging 268.1 yards per game behind sophomore […]

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Oct 13, 2009

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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Dec 27, 2008

Florida State Dominates Wisconsin in Champs Sports Bowl, 42-13 (AP)

(AP) Bobby Bowden glimpsed into the past, and it made the 79-year-old coach excited about Florida State’s future. Bowden saw a big-play offense and a hard-hitting, opportunistic defense in the Seminoles’ 42-13 win over Wisconsin at the Champs Sports Bowl on Saturday. “It looked like the old Florida State out there,” Bowden said. “Not that we’re there, but we looked like we used to.” Florida State (9-4) finished with more than eight wins for the first time since 2004. Nine […]

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Jan 01, 2007

Stocco, Wisconsin Persevere For Second Consecutive Capital One Bowl “W” (AP)

(AP) Darren McFadden broke free on his first carry and raced into the Wisconsin secondary. Defensive back Jack Ikegwuonu did what few players have — he ran down the Arkansas star at the 9. With its running game stifled and its quarterback under constant pressure, the sixth-ranked Badgers did just enough to hold off No. 12 Arkansas 17-14 Monday. John Stocco threw two first-half touchdown passes, and Wisconsin (12-1) survived despite being held to minus-5 yards rushing. The biggest play […]

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Dec 15, 2006

Bowl Teams Earning Attention

The Capital One and Champs Sports bowls will feature a pair of top-flight matchups this year, and as the games approach, players from the schools involved are garnering attention with both national and conference awards.  In addition, ESPN personality Kirk Herbstreit last night called the Capital One Bowl his choice as this year�s �most intriguing� bowl game. �It�s Darren McFadden, the most electrifying player in college football, against a big, strong Wisconsin team led by P.J. Hill and John Stocco,� […]

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Dec 13, 2006

Coaches Hype Up Crowd At Contract Signing

Orlando was treated to a preview of the Capital One Bowl on Thursday, as coaches and administrators from Arkansas and Wisconsin visited the Ballroom at Church Street to sign the bowl contracts and make the January 1, No. 12 vs. No. 7 matchup official. First, athletics directors and legendary former head coaches Frank Broyles (Arkansas) and Barry Alvarez (Wisconsin) took time to praise the Capital One Bowl and its destination city, noting the passion and excitement that their respective fan […]

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