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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 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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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 19, 2015

Week 12 ACC & Big 12 Preview: Two Huge Big 12 Showdowns

In the twelfth 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. #10 Baylor at #6 Oklahoma State – 7:30 p.m. on FOX The Baylor Bears (8-1, 5-1 Big 12) travel to Stillwater to face-off against the undefeated Cowboys (10-0, 7-0 Big 12). Saturday marks the 33rd meeting between […]

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Nov 16, 2015

Week 11 ACC & Big 12 Recap:Oklahoma Upsets Baylor, North Carolina Dominates Again

#12 Oklahoma defeated #6 Baylor, 44-34 The Sooners (9-1, 6-1 Big 12) snapped the Bears’ (8-1, 5-1 Big 12) FBS-best 20-game winning streak, and handed them their first home loss since 2012. QB Baker Mayfield threw for 270 yards (24-34) and three touchdowns, while Samaje Perine rushed for 166 yards and two touchdowns. Oklahoma held Baylor to just 416 total yards of offense.   #16 Florida State defeated NC State, 34-17 Dalvin Cook ran for two touchdowns and Sean Maguire […]

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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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Sep 02, 2015

ACC & Big 12 Season Preview

Get ready for an exciting season of college football with our preview for the ACC and Big 12. ACC Preview Two seasons ago, the Atlantic Coast Conference finished the BCS era on a high note as Florida State capped an undefeated season with the conference’s first national championship since the ‘Noles last title in 2000. Clemson added to the conference’s highlights with an Orange Bowl win over an Ohio State team that fell just short of the BCS Championship Game. […]

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