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May 04, 2010

2010 Champs Sports Bowl Date & Time Announced

The 2010 Champs Sports Bowl will be played at 6:30 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, December 28.  The game, the first of two bowls hosted in Orlando, will air nationwide on ESPN.  Florida Citrus Sports’ other game, the Capital One Bowl, will kick off at its traditional slot of 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011.  It will move to its new television home on ESPN. This year will mark its first year of pairing upper-tier teams from the Atlantic Coast […]

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Oct 18, 2009

Champs Sports Bowl Partners with BIG EAST Conference

Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan and BIG EAST Conference commissioner John Marinatto have announced a partnership agreement for the Champs Sports Bowl.  The agreement with the BIG EAST will bring Orlando the first pick after the Bowl Championship Series selection (i.e. the conference’s second overall pick) as well as the right to select Notre Dame once over the course of the four-year term and makes the BIG EAST the bowl’s first signed conference partner for the 2010-2013 cycle.  The […]

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Oct 07, 2009

Champs Sports Bowl Extends Partnership with Atlantic Coast Conference

Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan and Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford have announced a partnership agreement for the 2010-13 Champs Sports Bowls. The agreement with the ACC will bring Orlando the second pick after the Bowl Championship Series selection (i.e. the conference’s third overall pick) to play against the top non-BCS team from the BIG EAST Conference or Notre Dame.  “Our relationship with the Champs Sports Bowl has been absolutely terrific over the years and we are extremely […]

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Jul 02, 2009

Champs Sports Extends Bowl Title Sponsorship

Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan has announced that Champs Sports, a division of Foot Locker, Inc., has extended its sponsorship of the Champs Sports Bowl continuing in Orlando through the 2013 college football season.  The game is presently the only annual postseason matchup featuring teams from the Atlantic Coast and Big Ten conferences. Champs Sports’ extension in its investment will help Orlando continue to compete in its efforts to secure the highest possible picks with its conference partners.  Last […]

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Apr 23, 2009

Orlando Bowls Receive Re-certification; FCSports Announces 2009 Champs Sports Bowl Date

Florida Citrus Sports Chief Executive Officer Steve Hogan announced today that the 2009 Champs Sports Bowl will be played at 8:00 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, December 29.  The game, the first of two bowls hosted in Orlando, will air nationwide on ESPN.  In addition, the NCAA Football Issues Committee extended licensing for both the Champs Sports Bowl and the New Years Day-stalwart Capital One Bowl. The Champs Sports Bowl and Capital One Bowl were among 34 bowls whose applications were […]

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Apr 21, 2008

FCSports Announces 2008 Champs Sports Bowl Date

Florida Citrus Sports Executive Director Steve Hogan announced today that the 2008 Champs Sports Bowl will be played at 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, December 27. The game, the first of two bowls hosted in Orlando, will air nationwide on ESPN. Florida Citrus Sports’ other game, the Capital One Bowl, will kick off at its traditional slot of 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2008 on ABC. The Champs Sports Bowl has continued to make great progress since moving to […]

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Dec 02, 2007

Champs Sports Bowl Selects Boston College and Michigan State

On behalf of its Selection Committee, Florida Citrus Sports’ Chairman Tony Martin and Executive Director Steve Hogan announce that Boston College and Michigan State University have been chosen to play in this year’s Champs Sports Bowl. The game, played on December 28 at 5:00 p.m. and televised on nationally on ESPN. “I am so excited about the Champs Sports Bowl and how far it has come in such a short time,” said FCSports Executive Director Steve Hogan. “To think that […]

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Apr 13, 2007

Florida Citrus Sports And ESPN Announce 2007 Champs Sports Bowl Date

Florida Citrus Sports and ESPN announced the 2007 Champs Sports Bowl will be played at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28.  The game, the first of two bowls hosted in Orlando, will air nationwide on ESPN.   Florida Citrus Sports’ other game, the Capital One Bowl, will kick off live on Monday, Jan. 1, 2008 on ABC.   The Champs Sports Bowl has continued to make great progress since moving to Orlando.  Last year’s attendance figure of 40,168 was the highest […]

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Dec 30, 2006

Maryland Cruises To Champs Sports Bowl Victory

(AP) Maryland methodically and meticulously put away Purdue — and looked nothing like the team that ended the regular season with two lopsided losses. Sam Hollenbach passed for 223 yards and two touchdowns, Lance Ball rushed for 98 yards, and the Terrapins won the Champs Sports Bowl 24-7 on Friday night. Maryland blew a chance to play for the Atlantic Coast Conference title by losing to Boston College and Wake Forest by a combined 76-40 in November. “We didn’t want […]

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Dec 23, 2006

Maryland, Purdue Begin Practice in Orlando

Maryland and Purdue began practice in Orlando on Saturday, just six days away from their primetime showdown in the 17th annual Champs Sports Bowl.  The practices, which are closed to the public and held on the ancillary fields surrounding the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium, were the teams first workout since arriving in Central Florida late Friday afternoon. “I’m not a huge warm weather person, but if I can get out of the cold for a little while, I’ll take it,” […]

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