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Dec 28, 2012

Virginia Tech Comes Back To Trump Rutgers In Overtime

Virginia Tech completed its 20th consecutive winning season with a 13-10 overtime victory over Rutgers in the 2012 Russell Athletic Bowl. The Hokies rallied from a 10-0 deficit to tie the game in the fourth quarter before Cody Journell’s field goal in overtime gave them their first lead of the game. They sealed the victory when Rutgers kicker Nick Borgese missed a 42-yard field goal attempt in the Scarlet Knights’ overtime possession.   With the win, the Hokies ended a two-game losing […]

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Dec 28, 2012

What To Do In Orlando On 12/28

So there’s probably one big item on your schedule between 5:30 and 9:00 p.m. tonight, but in case you’re looking for something to do before or after, we havea few suggestions. If you need more ideas for what to do while you’re in town, check out our Orlando Bowl Week City Guide for more recommendations on attractions, dining, shopping, nightlife and more. Weather Report Mostly sunny with a high of 71 and a low of 58. Official Bowl Events Well […]

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Dec 28, 2012

Antone Exum, Virginia Tech Outlast Rutgers

Nobody had a better week than Virginia Tech cornerback Antone Exum. Earlier this week Exum gave his Best Buy gift cards to three kids in need and gained national attention. ESPN, CBS and many other media outlets praised his actions. He was a star at the Give Kids the World Village dancing and playing games with the children. And now he’s the 2012 Russell Athletic Bowl MVP after Virginia Tech defeated Rutgers 13-10 in overtime. “Words can’t explain how happy I […]

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Dec 27, 2012

What To Do In Orlando On 12/27

Orlando Bowl Week officially begins today with the start of Orlando Bowl Week Fan HQ on International Drive. Our official fan area gets off to a fast start with the team pep rallies tonight. Earlier in the afternoon, Rutgers and Virginia Tech will meet at the Russell Athletic Bowl Kickoff Luncheon, hosted by ESPN play-by-play announcer Joe Tessitore. If you need more ideas for what to do while you’re in town, check out our Orlando Bowl Week City Guide for […]

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Dec 27, 2012

Flood Gets Down To Business In Final Pre-Bowl Press Conference

On Thursday morning, Rutgers coach Kyle Flood met with media one final time before tomorrow’s game. He began the press conference praising the week that rutgers has spent in Orlando, calling the Russell Athletic Bowl a new standard for the Scarlet Knights’ bowl experiences. He then discussed his biggest concerns about the upcoming bowl game. “I think when you get to this point in the season, it’s not really about concerns,” Flood said. “I felt all year that we’ve had […]

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Dec 26, 2012

Virginia Tech and Rutgers Give Back

Virginia Tech and Rutgers gave back to the Central Florida community at the Give Kids the World Village Wednesday morning. “Sometimes you go through life and don’t understand what else is going on out there, so I think it gives everybody a great appreciation for what they’ve got and what they can give to other people, making them happy for a day,” Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer said.  During the two-hour visit, players danced with the kids, played basketball […]

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Dec 26, 2012

Give Kids The World Village Visit Impacts Lives Across The Board

Today, both Virginia Tech and Rutgers football teams spent the morning at Give Kids the World Village in Kissimmee, Florida for the Russell Athletic Bowl Day for Kids. This village is located near Central Florida’s most beloved attractions, set on 70-acres of a ‘storybook’ resort where children with life-threatening illnesses can be treated for a free week-long adventure.  “This is an unbelievable experience coming to work with kids, anytime you get to work with kids is amazing because they are […]

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Dec 26, 2012

Know Before You Go: Parking, Shuttle And Stadium Information

A few reminders while you plan out your game day, courtesy of the City of Orlando… Parking – Full Parking Information PARKING NEAR THE STADIUM WILL SELL OUT On game day, all Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium parking lots are reserved for permit parking only. There are a limited number of parking spaces still available through clickandpark.com or by calling 866-330-7275. No traffic will be permitted on the surrounding stadium roads on game day without pre-paid permits. Parking lots open at […]

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Dec 26, 2012

What To Do In Orlando On 12/26

Preparation for the game begins in earnest today. Both teams have been practicing over the holidays and taking in the sights and sounds in Orlando. There’s still plenty of time to do the tourist thing in Orlando before game day, so enjoy it while you’re here!. If you need more ideas for what to do while you’re in town, check out our Orlando Bowl Week City Guide for more recommendations on attractions, dining, shopping, nightlife and more. Weather Report Scattered […]

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Dec 26, 2012

Rutgers Seniors Carried Off the Field for their Final Practice

Today’s Rutgers football practice was unlike any other this year, ending with 17 seniors being carried off the field on the shoulders of their teammates. Greg Schiano started this tradition back in 2001 in his first season as Rutgers coach. Amazingly, even the senior offensive linemen, in particular fifth-year senior Devon Watkis who weighs in at 320 lbs., were carried off by position teammates.  “One of the important things in these bowl games for the seniors is to allow the […]

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