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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 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 16, 2015

Week 2 Russell Athletic Bowl Projections

Though the regular season is still young, it’s never too early to see what members of the media are projecting for the 2015 Russell Athletic Bowl. In the 26th annual game, the Russell Athletic Bowl matches teams from the ACC (or Notre Dame) and the Big 12. Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com): Notre Dame vs. West Virginia Jason Kirk (SBNation): Florida State vs. West Virginia Max Olson (ESPN Big 12 Blog): Oklahoma State David Hale (ESPN ACC Blog): Florida State Mark Schlabach […]

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Jul 02, 2015

2015 Russell Athletic Bowl Preseason Bowl Projections

Several media experts have already begun making preseason projections for this year’s bowl slate, with a wide variety of choices for the 2015 Russell Athletic Bowl. Bill Bender (Sporting News): Notre Dame vs. Kansas State Ralph Russo (AP Sports): Florida State vs. Kansas State Mark Schlabach (ESPN): Georgia Tech vs. Oklahoma State Brett McMurphy (ESPN): Florida State vs. Texas Brian Pedersen (Bleacher Report): Georgia Tech vs. West Virginia Steven Lassan (Athlon Sports): Notre Dame vs. West Virginia There’s no clear […]

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Nov 26, 2014

Russell Athletic Bowl Projections Round-Up, Week 14

Phil Steele (Phil Steele’s College Football Preview) – Clemson vs. Kansas State Brett McMurphy (ESPN) – Florida State vs. Oklahoma Mark Schlabach (ESPN) – Georgia Tech vs. Oklahoma Stewart Mandel (Fox Sports) – Clemson vs. Kansas State David M. Hale (ESPN ACC Blog)/Jake Trotter (Big 12 Blog) – Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma Jerry Palm (CBSSports) – Georgia Tech vs. Oklahoma Bill Bender (Sporting News) – Georgia Tech vs. Oklahoma Brant Parsons (Orlando Sentinel) – Clemson vs. Oklahoma Oklahoma remains the […]

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Nov 19, 2014

Russell Athletic Bowl Projections Round-Up, Week 13

Phil Steele (Phil Steele’s College Football Preview) – Clemson vs. Kansas State Brett McMurphy (ESPN) – Duke vs. Oklahoma Mark Schlabach (ESPN) – Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma Stewart Mandel (Fox Sports) – Clemson vs. Kansas State David M. Hale (ESPN ACC Blog)/Jake Trotter (Big 12 Blog) – Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma Jerry Palm (CBSSports) – Clemson vs. Oklahoma Bill Bender (Sporting News) – Louisville vs. Oklahoma Brant Parsons (Orlando Sentinel) – Georgia Tech vs. Oklahoma The Oklahoma Sooners are the […]

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Nov 06, 2014

CFP Poll, Week 2: What It Means For The Russell Athletic Bowl

The second set of the Top 25 rankings decided by the College Football Playoff selection committee was released Tuesday night.  Here are the committee’s Top 25 teams decided after Week 10: 1.       Mississippi State 2.       Florida State 3.       Auburn 4.       Oregon 5.       Alabama 6.       TCU 7.       Kansas State 8.       Michigan State 9.       Arizona State 10.   Notre Dame 11.   Ole Miss 12.   Baylor 13.   Nebraska 14.   Ohio State 15.   Oklahoma 16.   LSU 17.   Utah 18.   UCLA 19.   Arizona 20.   Georgia 21.   […]

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Oct 30, 2014

ACC & Big 12 Week 10 Preview

Throughout the college football season, members of the Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee are out on the road to meet with fans of our partner schools (including new Big 12 partners) to spread the word about the Russell Athletic Bowl’s new matchup and our brand-new home field opening for the 2014 bowl season. Here are seven of the notable games across our partner conferences where we will be in attendance this weekend: Both Florida State (7-0, 4-0 ACC) and […]

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Oct 27, 2014

#ClickBait, Week10: A Perfect Trio, Fireworks While Supplies Last, and a K-State Bird Ventriloquist

#ClickBait is our weekly recap of the most viral stuff in the Russell Athletic Bowl’s corner of the college football world. Keep up with the latest buzzworthy stories, pictures and other cool stuff from around the ACC and Big 12 as we prepare for Week 10. Reading Material Shaquille Mason’s game day motivation is a little different than his fellow Georgia Tech teammates. Three hours Pitt fans never want to speak of again. Some might say three’s company, but when […]

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Oct 23, 2014

ACC & Big 12 Week Nine Preview

Throughout the college football season, members of the Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee are out on the road to meet with fans of our partner schools (including new Big 12 partners) to spread the word about the Russell Athletic Bowl’s new matchup and our brand-new home field opening for the 2014 bowl season. Here are five of the notable games across our partner conferences where we will be in attendance this weekend: West Virginia (5-2, 3-1) travels to Boone […]

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