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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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Oct 19, 2015

ACC & Big 12 Week 7 Recap:Notre Dame And Oklahoma Big Winners

#14 Notre Dame 41, Southern Cal 31The Fighting Irish (6-1) trailed 31-24 early in the fourth quarter but rallied with back-to-back scoring drives to hold off the Trojans (3-3, 1-2 Pac 12). C.J. Prosise rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns and DeShone Kizer passed for 227 yards (15-24) and two touchdowns. Notre Dame’s 41 points is the highest point total by the Irish against USC since the fabled “Green Jersey Game” in 1977, when Joe Montana led the Irish […]

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Oct 15, 2015

Big 12 & ACC Preview – Week Seven

In the seventh 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. USC at Notre Dame – 7:30 p.m. on NBC The 87th meeting between the Trojans (3-2, 1-2 Pac 12) and the Fighting Irish (5-1) looks to be another classic matchup. Notre Dame is averaging over 500 yards […]

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Oct 06, 2015

Week 5 Poll Breakdown: ACC & Big 12

After a wild weekend that shook up the Top 25, the Big 12 and ACC both had big movers. TCU and Baylor jumped into the second and third spots respectively with big conference wins over . Clemson’s win over Notre Dame launched them up six spots to number six. And Oklahoma gained five spots after a win against West Virginia. Associated Press Top 25. Big 12 teams in red, ACC in blue. Notre Dame in gold. Rank Team Conference Record […]

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Sep 29, 2015

Week 4 Poll Breakdown: ACC & Big 12

Two of the most exciting games came from the Big 12 last Saturday as TCU and Oklahoma State narrowly held on to win on the road against Texas Tech and Texas, respectively. Coincidentally (or maybe not), the biggest changes in the polls came from the Big 12 with Oklahoma State and West Virginia as the biggest movers. Associated Press Top-25. Big 12 teams in red, ACC in blue. Notre Dame in gold.   Rank Team Conference Record Previous 1 Ohio […]

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Sep 22, 2015

Week 3 Poll Breakdown: Big 12 & ACC

A thrilling top-25 match-up in South Bend highlighted a week of?football action in our partner conferences. After their win over Georgia Tech, Notre Dame moved up two spots in the AP and Coaches polls. The other key teams in both the ACC and Big 12 remained largely unchanged amidst a somewhat chaotic week. Associated Press Top-25. Big 12 teams in red, ACC in blue. Notre?Dame in gold. Rank Team Conference Record Previous 1 Ohio State Big Ten 3-0 1 2 […]

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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

ACC & Big 12 Week 14 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 three of the notable games across our partner conferences where we will be in attendance this weekend: No. 12 Kansas State (8-2, 6-1 Big […]

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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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