2013 RUSSELL ATHLETIC BOWL GAME INFO:
Teams: ACC vs. Big East
2012 Russell Athletic Bowl Recap:
It was Rutgers in the first quarter, Virginia Tech in the fourth quarter, and a defensive battle in between. Both defense's stepped up and only allowed the opposing team to score ten points in regulation, but it was the Hokies who took the win in overtime with a field goal to go up 13-10.
RUSSELL ATHELTIC BOWL GAME INFO:
Location: Orlando, Florida
Venue: Citrus Bowl
Nickname: Sunshine Classic
Previous Names: Champs Sports Bowl, Tangerine Bowl
Notable MVPs: Jamies Davis, Reggie Ball, Philip Rivers, Rashad Greene
Recent Russell Athletic Bowl Games:
The Russell Athletic Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. From 1990 to 2000, the game took place at Pro Player Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The game pits one team from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) against a team from the Big Ten Conference, and is held between Christmas and New Year’s and is broadcasted on ESPN.
Started in 1990, the Russell Athletic Bowl has had a few different names – the Champs Sports Bowl, Sunshine Classic, the Blockbuster Bowl, the MicronPC Bowl, the Mazda Bowl and the Carquest Bowl. Who could forget the memorable game in 2000 between NC State and Minnesota? Led by Phillip Rivers, NC State mounted a comeback from a 24-point deficit to win the game 38-30.
The Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando is one of the older stadiums in the nation, having opened in 1936. Be one of the 70,000 plus fans at the Citrus Bowl!
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