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Nov 29, 2017

LSU a Popular Pick to Return to Orlando in Final Media Projections

Selection Sunday is nearly upon us, so it’s time to take one final look at the media projections for the the 2018 Citrus Bowl presented by Overton’s, held Jan. 1 at Camping World Stadium. Though the Citrus Bowl has been a traditional Big Ten/SEC match-up for more than two decades, last season’s game featured the Louisville Cardinals, the first participant from the ACC since 1992. The Cardinals’ appearance against LSU (a 29-9 Tigers victory) was the result of the Citrus […]

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Nov 29, 2017

CFP Poll Week 5: What It Means For The Citrus Bowl Presented by Overton’s

The College Football Playoff released its latest poll on Tuesday, and while the penultimate rankings offer little in the way of certainty as we head into conference championship weekend, the new Top 25 does give Florida Citrus Sports its clearest glimpse yet at which teams could be booking a trip to Orlando for the Citrus Bowl presented by Overton’s on Jan. 1. If you’ve read these posts before, you know we have to start by stressing that we don’t know […]

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Nov 28, 2017

Overton’s Signs On as Presenting Sponsor of Citrus Bowl

Overton’s, America’s Marine and Watersports Superstore, has reached an agreement with ESPN and Florida Citrus Sports to present the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. The game moves back to its New Year’s Day spot this year and kicks off at 1:00 p.m. in Camping World Stadium and airs nationally on ABC. “We couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to partner with Overton’s,” said Steve Hogan, CEO of Florida Citrus Sports. “Our stadium and our organization have thrived since joining […]

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Nov 26, 2017

Big Ten & SEC Week 13 Recap: Auburn Tops No. 1 ‘Bama In Iron Bowl Upset

Standings and Results Big Ten SEC AP Top 10 1. Clemson 2. Oklahoma 3. Wisconsin 4. Auburn 5. Alabama 6. Georgia 7. Miami 8. Ohio State 9. Penn State 10. TCU Auburn Tops Alabama in Epic Iron Bowl Auburn clinched a berth in the SEC Championship Game for the first time since 2013 with an impressive 26-14 win over No. 1 Alabama Saturday night at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The win marked the Tigers’ second home victory over a top-ranked Crimson Tide […]

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Nov 23, 2017

Big Ten & SEC Week 13 Preview: Iron Bowl, Egg Bowl, OSU-Michigan On Tap

In the 13th week of the college football season, members of the Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee will be watching closely as teams from the SEC and Big Ten take the field. So as we kick off Thanksgiving weekend, let’s take a quick look ahead to some of the weekend’s major games, including several matchups that could potentially impact who will be visiting Orlando for the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1: In arguably the biggest game on the college […]

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Nov 22, 2017

Week 12 Bowl Projections: Media Seemingly Split on Citrus Bowl Picks

Selection Sunday is less than two weeks away, and as they have all season, members of the media are predicting which SEC and Big Ten teams might be headed to Orlando for the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1. Though the Citrus Bowl has been a traditional Big Ten/SEC match-up for more than two decades, last season’s game featured the Louisville Cardinals, the first participant from the ACC since 1992. The Cardinals’ appearance against LSU (a 29-9 Tigers victory) was the […]

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Nov 21, 2017

CFP Poll Week 4: What It Means For The Citrus Bowl

You may have felt a bit of déjà vu when the College Football Playoff released its latest poll Tuesday night, as very little has changed following a Week 12 slate that was fairly light on upsets. Still, the newest rankings give Florida Citrus Sports its most up-to-date look yet at the Top 25 and what it could mean for the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1 at Camping World Stadium. As always, we’ll start with the not-so-tacit acknowledgement that there’s still […]

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Nov 20, 2017

Big Ten & SEC Week 12 Recap: Top Teams Hold Serve in Advance of Rivalry Week

Standings and Results Big Ten SEC AP Top 10 1. Alabama 2. Miami 3. Oklahoma 4. Clemson 5. Wisconsin 6. Auburn 7. Georgia 8. Ohio State 9. Notre Dame 10. TCU Wisconsin Moves to 11-0 Michigan visited Madison on Saturday looking to play spoiler with GameDay on hand, and for two and a half quarters seemed poised to do just that, taking a 10-7 lead on a Quinn Nordin field goal with 6:36 left in the third, marking just the […]

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Nov 16, 2017

CFP Poll Week 3: What It Means For The Citrus Bowl

The College Football Playoff released its latest rankings Tuesday night, giving Florida Citrus Sports its best chance yet to project which teams could be visiting Orlando for the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1 at Camping World Stadium. After a bonkers weekend that saw No. 1 Georgia and No. 3 Notre Dame both fall on the road, the CFP poll has a decidedly different look than it did in its first and second iterations this season. Further, the current inclusion of […]

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Nov 16, 2017

Big Ten & SEC Week 12 Preview: Michigan Hopes to Hand Wisconsin First Loss

In the 12th week of the college football season, members of the Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee are making visits throughout SEC and Big Ten country, meeting with fans across both conferences in advance of the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1. Here are a few of the top games of the weekend, including a paior our representatives will be taking in this week. No. 24 Michigan (8-2, 5-2 Big Ten) at No. 5 Wisconsin (10-0, 7-0 Big Ten) — Noon on […]

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