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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 28, 2016

ACC & Big 12 Weekend Preview: Clemson-FSU and Big 12 Unbeatens Top Week 9 Slate

In the ninth 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 28th. #3 Clemson at #12 Florida State – 8:00 p.m. on ABC For the sixth straight season Clemson (7-0, 4-0 ACC) and Florida State (5-2, 2-2 ACC) will clash as ranked opponents. After outlasting Lousiville and surviving an […]

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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 12, 2015

ACC & Big 12 Week 6 Recap:Texas Beats Oklahoma, Clemson Rolls Georgia Tech

Texas 24, #10 Oklahoma 17The Longhorns (2-4, 1-2 Big 12) rushed for a season-best 313 yards to hand the Sooners (4-1, 1-1 Big 12) their first loss of the season. D’Onta Foreman and Jerrod Heard rushed for 117 and 115 yards respectively as Texas jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead. The defense held Oklahoma to just 278 yards of total offense while sacking QB Baker Mayfield six times.   #12 Florida State 29, Miami 24 Dalvin Cook racked […]

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Sep 21, 2015

Week 3 Big 12 & ACC Recap:Notre Dame Avoids Loss; Oklahoma Wins In Shootout

ACC The ACC won three of five matchups against the Big Ten this week, going 9-5 overall in a week that featured two conference matchups. #11 Clemson 20, Louisville 17 The Tigers (3-0, 1-0 ACC) earned their fifth-straight Thursday night victory as the Cardinals (0-3, 0-1 ACC) late-game comeback fell short. Trailing 20-10 with nine minutes to play, Traveon Samuel returned a Clemson kickoff 100 yards to cut the lead to three. Louisville’s final two drives resulted in a missed […]

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Sep 10, 2015

Big 12 & ACC 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 to spread the word about the Russell Athletic Bowl and the Orlando Citrus Bowl. Here are some of the games where we will be in attendance this weekend: #9 Notre Dame (1-0) at Virginia (0-1, 0-0 ACC) – 3:30 p.m. on ABC It’s hard to believe there are any “firsts” left for the […]

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Sep 02, 2015

ACC & Big 12 Season Preview

Get ready for an exciting season of college football with our preview for the ACC and Big 12. ACC Preview Two seasons ago, the Atlantic Coast Conference finished the BCS era on a high note as Florida State capped an undefeated season with the conference’s first national championship since the ‘Noles last title in 2000. Clemson added to the conference’s highlights with an Orange Bowl win over an Ohio State team that fell just short of the BCS Championship Game. […]

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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 10, 2014

#ClickBait Week 12: An Old Cavalier, Cam’s Cam, Boykin’s Acrobatic Touchdown, And Strong’s Crowd Surfing

#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 12. Reading Material Dr. John Risher, 104 years young, has been a part of the Virginia stats crew since the 1960s – even played for the Cavaliers when Scott Stadium opened – in 1931. Athletic […]

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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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