Jan 03, 2022

Vrbo Citrus Bowl loss a bittersweet end to incredible Orlando trip for Hawkeyes

By Carla Mangual Florida Citrus Sports A second-half rally put 15th-ranked Iowa in the lead late in Saturday’s Vrbo Citrus Bowl but the Hawkeyes couldn’t escape the turnover issues they’d grown so accustomed to creating this season, and they came up a field goal short against No. 22 Kentucky in the 76th annual edition of the game on New Year’s Day. The loss to the Wildcats ended Iowa’s season at 10-4. Head coach Kirk Ferentz said he and his team […]

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Jan 03, 2022

Robinson Takes Home MVP Hardware After Wan’Daleful Showing

By Collin Thomas Florida Citrus Sports Any list of highlights of 75 years of Citrus Bowl performances will have to include Saturday’s display by Wan’Dale Robinson. Kentucky’s junior wide receiver led his Wildcats to a nail-biting 20-17 win against the No. 15 ranked Iowa Hawkeyes with 10 catches for 170 yards on 13 targets. That receiving mark became the sixth-highest yardage total in bowl game history. Robinson started 2022 in the same way he played much of his 2021 season, […]

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Jan 02, 2022

Kentucky Overtakes Iowa Late in Battle of Citrus Bowl Unbeatens, Wins 20-17

By Andrew Johnson Florida Citrus Sports College football fans got a New Year’s treat on Saturday, as an entertaining finish saw Kentucky close out its second Vrbo Citrus Bowl win in four seasons. Down 17-13 to Iowa in the fourth quarter, Kentucky junior quarterback Will Levis found wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson for a 52-yard pass down to the Iowa 1-yard line. Running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. finished the 80-yard drive off with a 6-yard touchdown run to take a game-clinching […]

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Dec 31, 2021

Former Champs Collide as Vrbo Citrus Bowl Celebrates 75 years

By Collin Thomas Florida Citrus Sports The new year will bring a family reunion of sorts to Camping World Stadium. The Iowa Hawkeyes and the Kentucky Wildcats will meet on Saturday afternoon at the 75th annual Citrus Bowl sponsored by Vrbo, and the football ties run deep. Resurgent Kentucky (9-3) comes into the game hoping for another 10-win season under eighth-year head coach Mark Stoops. This would be only the third 10-win season for the program since 1950. The last […]

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Dec 30, 2021

Kentucky Receiver Lewis Following in Hall-of-Fame Father’s Footsteps 

By Collin Thomas Florida Citrus Sports  For one University of Kentucky player, the Vrbo Citrus Bowl in Orlando this Saturday is more than a bowl game experience. It’s a homecoming. Junior wide receiver Rahsaan Lewis is Central Florida through and through, born here in Orlando, while his father, NFL Hall of Famer Ray Lewis, hails from Bartow – a Polk County suburb just a few miles outside of Lakeland. “After playing a long season and getting a chance to come back and […]

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Dec 05, 2021

No. 15 Iowa and No. 22 Kentucky to square off in Vrbo Citrus Bowl on New Year’s Day at 1 p.m.

ORLANDO – The No. 15 Iowa Hawkeyes (10-3, 7-2 Big Ten) and No. 22 Kentucky Wildcats (9-3, 5-3 SEC) will meet in the 2022 Vrbo Citrus Bowl. Florida Citrus Sports chairman Ken Robinson and CEO Steve Hogan announced the matchup today on behalf of the organization. The game will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 1, at Camping World Stadium and will be televised nationally by ABC. The contest will be the first-ever meeting between the Wildcats and Hawkeyes […]

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May 27, 2021

2022 Vrbo Citrus Bowl Set For New Year’s Day

The game date and kickoff time for Orlando’s Vrbo Citrus Bowl were announced on Thursday as part of ESPN’s 2021-22 college football schedule release. The 2022 Vrbo Citrus Bowl will kick off at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 1 at Camping World Stadium and will mark the 75th anniversary of the inaugural Tangerine Bowl game on Jan. 1, 1947 at the same site. The matchup will pit the Southeastern Conference against the Big Ten Conference and will be televised […]

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Jan 01, 2021

No. 14 Northwestern rings in 2021 with 35-19 victory over Auburn in Vrbo Citrus Bowl

By Brian Murphy Florida Citrus Sports Quarterback Peyton Ramsey accounted for four touchdowns as the No. 14 Northwestern Wildcats bested the Auburn Tigers 35-19 in the 2021 Vrbo Citrus Bowl from Orlando on Friday. Ramsey completed 24 of 35 passes for 291 yards and three touchdowns. He gained 50 yards and another touchdown on the ground en route to earning Vrbo Citrus Bowl MVP honors. “I thought our guys came down here to play physical, Big Ten football, and I […]

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Dec 20, 2020

Official Vrbo Citrus Bowl Merchandise

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Dec 20, 2020

Northwestern and Auburn to meet in the 2021 Vrbo Citrus Bowl

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″][vc_column_text]The No. 14 Northwestern Wildcats (6-1, 6-1 Big Ten) and the Auburn Tigers (6-4, 6-4 SEC) will meet in the 2021 Vrbo Citrus Bowl. Florida Citrus Sports chairman Ken Robinson and CEO Steve Hogan announced the matchup today on behalf of the organization. The 75th edition of the game will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 1 at Camping World Stadium and will be televised nationally by ABC. The game will mark the second ever meeting between […]

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