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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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Dec 15, 2006

Bowl Teams Earning Attention

The Capital One and Champs Sports bowls will feature a pair of top-flight matchups this year, and as the games approach, players from the schools involved are garnering attention with both national and conference awards.  In addition, ESPN personality Kirk Herbstreit last night called the Capital One Bowl his choice as this year’s “most intriguing” bowl game. “It’s Darren McFadden, the most electrifying player in college football, against a big, strong Wisconsin team led by P.J. Hill and John Stocco,” […]

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Dec 03, 2006

Champs Sports Bowl Slate Complete with Addition of Maryland

The University of Maryland Terrapins have been selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference’s representative in the 2006 Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, bowl officials announced today. The Terrapins were chosen by Florida Citrus Sports’ Bowl Selection Committee and will face Purdue on Friday, Dec. 29th. The game will kickoff at 8:00 p.m. EST and will be televised nationally by ESPN. Maryland returns to bowl play after a two-year absence from the postseason. The Terrapins had three-straight 10-plus win seasons in […]

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Nov 21, 2006

Champs Sports Bowl Invites Purdue Boilermakers

The Purdue Boilermakers have been selected as the Big Ten Conference’s representative in the 2006 Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, bowl officials announced today. The game will kickoff at 8:00 p.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 29 and will be televised nationally by ESPN. “Purdue has been here and represented itself well in the past,” Selection Committee Chairman George Nahas said. “Its game here in 2004 against Georgia was an exciting overtime game and their fans were great.  We have always […]

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