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Dec 24, 2015

North Carolina and Baylor Arrive in Orlando

With just five days until the 26th annual Russell Athletic Bowl, both teams have arrived in Orlando in preparation for the top-20 matchup between North Carolina and Baylor next Tuesday. Both the Tar Heels and the Bears are both making their first appearances in Orlando. Both teams have a busy week ahead in Orlando from theme park trips to Best Buy shopping sprees, here’s a breakdown of the week ahead for UNC and Baylor: Dec. 26: The Russell Athletic Bowl […]

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Dec 13, 2015

UNC vs. Baylor Bowl Preview Round-up

The 26th annual Russell Athletic Bowl between 10th ranked North Carolina and 17th ranked Baylor is just 18 days away but has already gained attention as one of the top-ranked bowl games in the country. Throughout the week members of the national media have talked about and previewed the matchup between two of the nation’s best offenses. Here’s a roundup of what media are saying about the 26th annual Russell Athletic Bowl. Bill Connelly of SBNation breaks down the match-up […]

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Dec 10, 2015

26th Annual Russell Athletic Bowl Ranked Among Top Bowl Games

When the 26th annual Russell Athletic Bowl was announced, the internet went ablaze when Baylor (9-3, 6-3 Big 12) and North Carolina (11-2, 8-0 ACC) were selected to come to Orlando. The matchup features two of the highest scoring offenses in the country. Baylor is ranked first nationally in points per game and total offense. On the other hand, North Carolina is in the top-20 in both categories (19th in offense, 11th in points per game). The media realizes how […]

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Dec 06, 2015

North Carolina To Face Baylor In The 26th Annual Russell Athletic Bowl

The North Carolina Tar Heels (11-1, 8-0 ACC) and the Baylor Bears (9-3, 6-3 Big 12) will meet in the 26th annual Russell Athletic Bowl. This year’s game is slated for Tuesday, December 29 at 5:30 p.m. on ESPN.  This year’s Russell Athletic Bowl will be a game of firsts. It’s the first time that Baylor and North Carolina have faced each other and also the first time that Baylor and North Carolina will be playing in Orlando. This year’s […]

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Dec 05, 2015

Russell Athletic Bowl Mobile Application Now Available

  The Russell Athletic Bowl mobile application is now live in the iTunes App Store and Google Play. The official mobile app is an interactive, digital version of the printed fan guide that is distributed to ticket purchasers and throughout Orlando during Orlando Bowl Week. It includes a schedule of events, maps, game day parking and shuttle information, stadium policies and procedures, team stats, helpful info on getting around Orlando and links to purchase tickets and other ancillary items. Download […]

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Dec 04, 2015

Florida Citrus Sports Partners With College Football Playoff to Support Education In Orlando Citrus Bowl Neighborhoods

Florida Citrus Sports announced a partnership with the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation that will result in the funding of classroom project requests for public schools in the neighborhoods surrounding the Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium. Orlando is the sixth city to partner with the CFP Foundation and the first outside of the “New Year’s Six” bowl host cities. “The remarkable neighborhood development work that Florida Citrus Sports is doing with LIFT Orlando stands out as a great example of how college […]

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Dec 03, 2015

ACC Championship Preview: Tigers and Tar Heels Clash In Top Ten Matchup

Atlantic Coast Conference Championship: #10 North Carolina (11-1, 8-0 ACC) vs #1 Clemson (12-0, 8-0 ACC) at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC Clemson leads series 36-19-1 (Last meeting September 27, 2014: Clemson 50, North Carolina 35) ACC football takes the bigtime spotlight Saturday night as for the first time in history, both the Atlantic and Coastal Division Champions are ranked in the top ten entering the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship. With a victory Saturday night, the Tar Heels can […]

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Dec 01, 2015

Week 13 Russell Athletic Bowl Projections

In the last projections before the final rankings are released, the media has narrowed it down to just two ACC and two Big 12 teams. Here are your week five projections for the 26th Russell Athletic Bowl. Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com):  North Carolina vs. Oklahoma State Jason Kirk (SBNation): North Carolina vs. Oklahoma State Mark Schlabach (ESPN):  North Carolina vs. Oklahoma State Brett McMurphy (ESPN): North Carolina vs. Oklahoma State Bill Bender (Sporting News): North Carolina vs. Oklahoma State College Sports […]

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