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May 13, 2011

Bowl Games Have Banner Moments Here And Abroad

Since 1947, the bowl industry has changed dramatically. The official expense statement from Orlando’s first Tangerine Bowl game — Final Balance: $794.07 — says all you need to know about that change. Lost among the many buzz topics in today’s world of big-time college athletics are all the nuances and details that go into putting on the huge postseason productions each season. Conversely, once the games (and college football season) are over, the casual observer knows little about what happens […]

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Jan 15, 2010

Capital One and Champs Sports Bowls Post Big Numbers

Both of FCSports’ bowl games had a banner year in 2009-10, with each making its respective mark nationally and locally in attendance and television ratings. This year, both Orlando bowl games showed significant attendance improvements from the year previous.  The Champs Sports Bowl between Miami and Wisconsin hosted 56,747 fans, an increase of nearly 8% over last season’s mark of 52,692. The total set a new attendance record for the game since it arrived in Central Florida in 2001, while […]

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Jan 01, 2010

Penn State Edges LSU in Capital One Bowl, 19-17

(AP) Collin Wagner kicked a 21-yard field goal with 57 seconds left, and the No. 11 Nittany Lions staved off a last-ditch drive by No. 13 LSU for a 19-17 victory Friday. Penn State (11-2) gave up a 13-point, second-half lead after Stevan Ridley’s 1-yard touchdown run put LSU (9-4) ahead 17-16 with 12:49 left. But quarterback Daryll Clark led the Nittany Lions on the game-winning, 12-play drive in crunch time. Penn State had two critical third-down conversions to help […]

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Dec 10, 2009

Paterno, Miles Visit Orlando For Capital One Bowl Contract Signing

Les Miles and Joe Paterno visited Orlando on Thursday, Dec. 10, along with athletics directors from LSU and Penn State to take part in the Capital One Bowl Contract Signing Luncheon.  The two nationally-renowned coaches spoke very highly of each other’s team as they gave local fans a preview of Orlando’s premier bowl game, which will be played in the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 1, 2010.  “I can tell you that our football team […]

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Dec 06, 2009

LSU And Penn State To Play In Capital One Bowl

Louisiana State University and Penn State University have been selected to play in this year’s Capital One Bowl.  The game — played on January 1 at 1:00 p.m. and featuring two of the nation’s top defensive units — will be televised nationally on ABC. “The Capital One Bowl is truly the premier non-BCS bowl game in terms of opponents and television ratings,” said Hogan. “When you think about LSU versus Penn State, that tradition certainly continues and tickets will surely […]

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Dec 01, 2009

LSU To Play In Capital One Bowl

On behalf of its Selection Committee, Florida Citrus Sports’ Chairman Cathy Weeden and CEO Steve Hogan announce that Louisiana State University has been selected as the Southeastern Conference representative in this season’s Capital One Bowl. “The Capital One Bowl is truly the premier non-BCS bowl game in terms of opponents and television ratings,” said Hogan. “When you think about LSU versus Penn State or Iowa, that tradition is sure to continue and tickets will be hard to come by.” LSU […]

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