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Oct 29, 2015

Week 9 ACC & Big 12 Preview: TCU Hosts West Virginia, Temple Hosts Notre Dame

In the ninth week of the college football season, members of the Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee are making visits throughout ACC and Big 12 country, meeting with fans across both conferences in advance of the Russell Athletic Bowl on December 29th.   West Virginia at #5 TCU – Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on FOX Sports 1 The Horned Frogs (7-0, 4-0 Big 12) look to extend their 15-game winning streak, second best in FBS. The Mountaineers (3-3, 0-3 Big 12) have […]

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Oct 28, 2015

Week 8 Russell Athletic Bowl Projections

After Florida State fell to Georgia Tech thanks to a crazy special teams play to win the game, the Seminoles are one of just two ACC teams (plus Notre Dame) projected for Orlando. On the Big 12 side, three different teams are projected to come to Orlando. Here are the latest projections for the 26th Russell Athletic Bowl. Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com):  Florida State vs. Oklahoma State Jason Kirk (SBNation):  Florida State vs. Oklahoma Brandon Chatmon (ESPN Big 12 Blog): Oklahoma […]

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Oct 27, 2015

Week 8 Poll Breakdown: Big 12 & ACC

An eventful week of football in the ACC and Big 12 saw movement in the latest polls?for both conferences. Florida State dropped the furthest this week?after they were stunned?by Georgia Tech while Clemson entered the top five after?defeating Miami by 58. Meanwhile, TCU dropped a spot on a bye week?while both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State jumped up following dominant?wins. Associated Press Top 25. Big 12 teams in red, ACC in blue. Notre Dame in gold. Rank Team Record PV Rank […]

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Oct 26, 2015

ACC & Big 12 Week 8 Recap:Yellow Jackets Sting The Seminoles

Georgia Tech 22, #9 Florida State 16 Patrick Gamble blocked Roberto Aguayo‘s 56-yard field goal attempt and Lance Austin raced 78 yards for the game-winning score as the Yellow Jackets (3-5, 1-4 ACC) defeated the Seminoles (6-1, 4-1 ACC) in a game already known as “The Miracle On Techwood Drive”. The win snapped Georgia Tech’s five-game losing streak as they handed Florida State its first ACC loss since Oct. 6, 2012.   #23 Duke 45, Virginia Tech 43 – 4OT […]

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Oct 22, 2015

“Fight Like Dylan Award” Applications Now Open

Russell Athletic has opened applications for the fifth-annual “Fight Like Dylan Award”, honoring high school sports teams that have demonstrated perseverance. One team will be selected to receive a $50,000 grant in athletic apparel and sports equipment in early December, and will be honored during an on-field presentation at the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando on December 29th. The award is named for Dylan Rebeor, a Tennessee high school student and football player for the Columbia Lions. In the middle […]

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Oct 22, 2015

ACC & Big 12 Preview – Week Eight

In the eighth week of the college football season, members of the Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee are making visits throughout ACC and Big 12 country, meeting with fans across both conferences in advance of the Russell Athletic Bowl on December 29th.   #6 Clemson at Miami – 12:00 p.m. on ABC It’s been five years since the Tigers (6-0, 3-0 ACC) and Hurricanes (4-2, 1-1 ACC) last met. The road team has won the last four meetings, three […]

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Oct 21, 2015

Week 7 Russell Athletic Bowl Projections

After a relatively quiet week seven, the college football media is projecting four different ACC teams plus Notre Dame and four different Big 12 teams. Here are your week five projections for the 26th Russell Athletic Bowl. Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com):  Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma State Jason Kirk (SBNation):  Pittsburgh vs. West Virginia Jake Trotter (ESPN Big 12 Blog): Oklahoma David Hale (ESPN ACC Blog): Miami Mark Schlabach (ESPN):  Florida State vs. Oklahoma State Brett McMurphy (ESPN):  Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma […]

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Oct 20, 2015

Week 7 Poll Breakdown: ACC & Big 12

Week seven proved relatively quiet in the ACC and Big 12. Notre Dame, after defeating USC, gained three spots in both polls. In the AP poll, Pittsburgh makes an appearance after starting the season 5-1 with its only loss coming at 7-0 Iowa.   Associated Press Top 25. Big 12 teams in red, ACC in blue. Notre Dame in gold.   Rank Team Conference Record Previous 1 Ohio State Big Ten 7-0 1 2 Baylor Big 12 6-0 2 3 […]

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Oct 19, 2015

ACC & Big 12 Week 7 Recap:Notre Dame And Oklahoma Big Winners

#14 Notre Dame 41, Southern Cal 31The Fighting Irish (6-1) trailed 31-24 early in the fourth quarter but rallied with back-to-back scoring drives to hold off the Trojans (3-3, 1-2 Pac 12). C.J. Prosise rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns and DeShone Kizer passed for 227 yards (15-24) and two touchdowns. Notre Dame’s 41 points is the highest point total by the Irish against USC since the fabled “Green Jersey Game” in 1977, when Joe Montana led the Irish […]

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Oct 19, 2015

Week 7 ACC & Big 12 Recap

#14 Notre Dame 41, Southern Cal 31 The Fighting Irish (6-1) trailed 31-24 early in the fourth quarter but rallied with back-to-back scoring drives to hold off the Trojans (3-3, 1-2 Pac 12). C.J. Prosise rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns and DeShone Kizer passed for 227 yards (15-24) and two touchdowns. Notre Dame’s 41 points is the highest point total by the Irish against USC since the fabled “Green Jersey Game” in 1977, when Joe Montana led the […]

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