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North Carolina and Baylor Arrive in Orlando

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] 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 […]

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26th Annual Russell Athletic Bowl Ranked Among Top Bowl Games

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] 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 […]

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North Carolina To Face Baylor In The 26th Annual Russell Athletic Bowl

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] 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 […]

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Week 13 Russell Athletic Bowl Projections

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] 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 […]

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Week 12 Russell Athletic Bowl Projections

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] 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 […]

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Week 11 Poll Breakdown: ACC & Big 12

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] Oklahoma and North Carolina were the bigger winners from the Big 12 and ACC in the latest round of top-25 polls. Both the Sooners and the Tar Heels made big jumps after wins over Baylor and Miami, respectively. The Big 12, ACC and Notre Dame make up eight of the top-25 and five of the top-10. Associated Press Top 25. Big 12 teams in red, ACC in blue. Notre Dame in gold. Rank Team Record PV Rank […]

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Week 9 Poll Breakdown: ACC & Big 12

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] In the latest polls, the big winner was North Carolina. The Tar Heels defeated Pittsburgh last Thursday in a crucial ACC Coastal matchup. The win jumped them into the top-25 and they were just one of two ACC schools to make a move in the latest polls. Associated Press Top 25. Big 12 teams in red, ACC in blue. Notre Dame in gold. Rank Team Record PV Rank 1 Ohio State 8-0 1 2 Baylor 7-0 2 […]

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

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] #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 […]

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Big 12 & ACC Preview – Week Seven

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] 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 […]

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ACC & Big 12 Week 10 Preview

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] 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, […]

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