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Sep 05, 2017

ACC & Big 12 Week 1 Recap: Sideline Shenanigans, a Double-OT Thriller and a One-Handed Grab in Lawrence

Standings and Results ACC Big 12 AP Top 10 1. Alabama 2. Ohio State 3. Clemson 4. Penn State 5. Oklahoma 6. Southern California 7. Washington 8. Michigan 9. Wisconsin 10. Florida State Tough Times in Tallahassee As if a season-opening loss was not tough enough, the Florida State Seminoles are now without star quarterback Deondre Francois for the rest of the season after suffering an injury to his patellar tendon late in the fourth quarter. Not good for Francois […]

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Oct 28, 2016

ACC & Big 12 Weekend Preview: Clemson-FSU and Big 12 Unbeatens Top Week 9 Slate

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 28th. #3 Clemson at #12 Florida State – 8:00 p.m. on ABC For the sixth straight season Clemson (7-0, 4-0 ACC) and Florida State (5-2, 2-2 ACC) will clash as ranked opponents. After outlasting Lousiville and surviving an […]

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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 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 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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Nov 30, 2015

Week 13 Poll Breakdown: ACC & Big 12

After a win over in-state rival South Carolina, Clemson remained the number one team in both polls. Florida State and TCU made big jumps after rivalry wins, while Baylor and Oklahoma State fell the furthest. Associated Press Top 25. Big 12 teams in red, ACC in blue. Notre Dame in gold. Rank Team Record PV Rank 1 Clemson 12-0 1 2 Alabama 11-1 3 3 Oklahoma 11-1 5 (+2) 4 Iowa 12-0 3 5 Michigan State 11-1 6 6 Ohio […]

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Nov 30, 2015

Week 13 ACC & Big 12 Recap: TCU Wins in OT, North Carolina Keeps On Winning

#19 TCU defeated #7 Baylor, 28-21 (2OT) Trevone Boykin threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to KaVontae Turpin in the second overtime as the Horned Frogs (10-2, 7-2 Big 12) knocked the Bears (10-2, 7-2 Big 12) out of contention for their third straight Big 12 title. Boykin threw for 148 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a one-yard score in the first overtime. Devin Chafin ran for 119 yards and two scores, and caught a four-yard touchdown in the […]

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Nov 25, 2015

Week 13 ACC & Big 12 Preview:Showdown Time in Florida, Oklahoma, and Texas

In the thirteenth 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. #7 Baylor at #19 TCU – Friday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN The Bears (9-1, 6-1 Big 12) lead the NCAA with 644.1 yards per game and 53.8 points per contest. On the other side of the […]

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Nov 24, 2015

Week 12 Russell Athletic Bowl Projections

With just one week left in the regular season, members of the media have narrowed their projections down to just a few teams in both partner conferences. Here are your week five projections for the 26th Russell Athletic Bowl. Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com):  North Carolina vs. TCU Jason Kirk (SBNation): North Carolina vs. TCU Mark Schlabach (ESPN):  North Carolina vs. TCU Brett McMurphy (ESPN): North Carolina vs. TCU Bill Bender (Sporting News): Florida State vs. TCU College Sports Madness: Florida State […]

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Nov 23, 2015

Week 12 Poll Breakdown: ACC & Big 12

Baylor made the biggest jump of the week after going into Stillwater and handing Oklahoma State its first loss of the season, 45-35. The Bears jumped three spots in both polls. On the contrary, TCU slid the furthest after they were defeated by Oklahoma. Associated Press Top 25. Big 12 teams in red, ACC in blue. Notre Dame in gold. Rank Team Record PV Rank 1 Clemson 11-0 1 2 Alabama 10-1 3 3 Iowa 11-0 6 4 Notre Dame […]

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