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May 04, 2016

2016 Russell Athletic Bowl Date & Time Announced

The 2016 Russell Athletic Bowl will be played on Wed., December 28 at 5:30 p.m. ET. The game, televised by ESPN and played at Orlando?s Camping World Stadium, is joined by the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl, this year played at 11:00 a.m. on New Year?s Eve while airing on ABC. Tickets to both games are available now through Florida Citrus Sports. FCSports members have priority access to the best available seats, including the Camping World Stadium?s new sideline clubs […]

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Dec 09, 2014

Clemson vs. Oklahoma Reactions

The internet exploded with reactions Sunday night once the teams were chosen for the Russell Athletic Bowl. Aside from the New Year’s Six bowls, few games will display as much talent as the matchup between Clemson and Oklahoma. Clemson began its season with two early losses to Georgia and Florida State, but the emergence of freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson combined with the nation’s No. 1 ranked defense among FBS schools makes the Tigers a dangerous team. The Tigers’ top-ranked defense […]

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Dec 07, 2014

#18 Clemson To Take on Oklahoma in 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl

The Clemson Tigers and Oklahoma Sooners have been selected to play in the 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl. This year’s edition, the silver anniversary of the game, will take place on December 29th at the Orlando Citrus Bowl stadium at 5:30 p.m., and will be televised by ESPN. “Russell Athletic is thrilled with the matchup of Clemson and Oklahoma playing in our bowl game,“ said Robby Davis, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Russell Athletic. “The addition of the Big 12 […]

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Nov 26, 2014

CFP Poll, Week 5: What It Means For The Russell Athletic Bowl

The fifth of seven Top 25 rankings decided by the College Football Playoff Selection Committee was released Tuesday night.  A few upsets in the ACC have shaken up the bottom half of the Top 25 and in turn, the list of potential teams for the Russell Athletic Bowl. Here are the committee’s Top 25 teams through week 14 of the season: 1.       Alabama 2.       Oregon 3.       Florida State 4.       Mississippi State 5.       TCU 6.       Ohio State 7.       Baylor 8.       UCLA […]

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Nov 13, 2014

CFP Poll, Week 3: What It Means For The Russell Athletic Bowl

The third College Football Playoff Poll was released Tuesday night.  TCU, now ranked at No. 4, controls its own destiny for a chance to play in the national championship.  The committee’s Top 25 rankings are as follows: 1.        Mississippi State 2.       Oregon 3.       Florida State 4.       TCU 5.       Alabama 6.       Arizona State 7.       Baylor 8.       Ohio State 9.       Auburn 10.   Ole Miss 11.   UCLA 12.   Michigan State 13.   Kansas State 14.   Arizona 15.   Georgia 16.   Nebraska 17.   LSU 18.   Notre […]

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Sep 23, 2014

Russell Athletic Bowl Projections Round-Up, Week 5

Jerry Palm (CBSSports) – Virginia Tech vs. Kansas State Phil Steele (Phil Steele’s College Football Preview) – Notre Dame vs. Kansas State Brett McMurphy (ESPN) – Notre Dame vs. Kansas State Mark Schlabach (ESPN) – Duke vs. Kansas State Bill Bender (Sporting News) – Notre Dame vs. Kansas State David M. Hale (ESPN ACC Blog)/Brandon Chatmon (Big 12 Blog) – Clemson vs. West Virginia Brant Parsons (Orlando Sentinel) – Duke vs. Kansas State The Kansas State Wildcats remain the favorite […]

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Dec 10, 2013

Russell Athletic Bowl a Top 10 Bowl Game to Watch– Russell Athletic Bowl. No. 5 Sports On Earth– Russell Athletic Bowl No. 10 SB Nation– Russell Athletic Bowl No. 8– Russell Athletic Bowl No. 9 Crystal Ball Run– Russell Athletic Bowl No. 11 ESPN– Russell Athletic Bowl No. 12 Lost Letterman– Russell Athletic Bowl No. 10 Yahoo– Russell Athletic Bowl No. 13 Athlon Sports-Russell Athletic Bowl No. 9 Composite Average results–Russell Athletic Bowl No. 9.7   The Russell Athletic Bowl also checks in as one of the ten […]

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Dec 08, 2013

Miami vs. Louisville Matchup Breakdown

Miami and Louisville prepare to square off in the 24th annual Russell Athletic Bowl. This will be the 11th meeting between the two programs with Miami holding an 8-1-1 advantage, but the Cardinals won 31-7 the last time the two met in 2006. Louisville is coming off its second BCS Bowl appearance, a 33-23 win in the Sugar Bowl over Florida, while Miami returns to the post season for the first time since 2010. Louisville Cardinals (Home) Head Coach: Charlie […]

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Dec 04, 2013

ACC Selection Snapshots

Duke makes its first ever appearance in the ACC Championship Game this weekend squaring up against top ranked Florida State. The Seminoles are one win away from a berth in the BCS Championship Game, which would be their first and the ACC’s first since Florida State appeared in the first three BCS Championship games in the 1998-2000 seasons. With Florida State appearing to be a lock for a BCS game even with a loss, here are a breakdown of the […]

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Dec 04, 2013

American Athletic Conference Selection Snapshot

The final week of the American Athletic Conference regular season has four games on the slate with Temple and Houston having already wrapped up their schedules. Two of the top three teams in the American face off on Thursday as Louisville travel to Cincinnati. The Bearcats are still alive for a BCS bid if they were to beat the Cardinals and have UCF fall to SMU on Saturday. Cincinnati would still need to jump UCF in the final BCS standings […]

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