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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 14, 2014

Russell Athletic Bowl Projections Round-Up, Week 8

Jerry Palm (CBSSports) – Duke vs. Kansas State Phil Steele (Phil Steele’s College Football Preview) – Virginia Tech vs. Kansas State Brett McMurphy (ESPN) – Louisville vs. Oklahoma State Mark Schlabach (ESPN) – Duke vs. Kansas State Bill Bender (Sporting News) – Virginia Tech vs. Oklahoma State David M. Hale (ESPN ACC Blog)/Brandon Chatmon (Big 12 Blog) – Virginia Tech vs. Kansas State Brant Parsons (Orlando Sentinel) – Virginia vs. TCU Following a few shakeups in the ACC, Virginia Tech […]

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Oct 06, 2014

#ClickBait, Week 7: Best Body Slams, Upsets On Upsets, And Post Game Pep Talks

#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 7. Reading Material Miami vs. Georgia Tech: best body slam of week 6 Sorting out a historic week of upsets With both teams at 4-2, will UVA break Virginia Tech’s 2 game winning streak? Sights […]

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Oct 03, 2014

ACC & Big 12 Week Six 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 ten of the notable games across our partner conferences where we will be in attendance this weekend: West Virginia will host Kansas at Milan […]

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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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Sep 18, 2014

ACC & Big 12 Week Four 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:   Auburn goes on the road for […]

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Sep 16, 2014

Russell Athletic Bowl Projections Round-Up, Week 4

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) – Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma State Bill Bender (Sporting News) – Notre Dame vs. Kansas State David M. Hale (ESPN ACC Blog)/Brandon Chatmon (Big 12 Blog) – Notre Dame vs. West Virginia Brant Parsons (Orlando Sentinel) – Louisville vs. Oklahoma State According to this week’s bowl […]

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Sep 09, 2014

Russell Athletic Bowl Projections Round-Up, Week 3

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) – Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma State Bill Bender (Sporting News) – Notre Dame vs. Kansas State David M. Hale (ESPN ACC Blog)/Brandon Chatmon (Big 12 Blog) – Notre Dame vs. West Virginia Brant Parsons (Orlando Sentinel) – Louisville vs. Oklahoma State Notre Dame remains the favorite in […]

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