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Russell Athletic Bowl
Florida Citrus Bowl
Dec 29 2015
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The Russell Athletic Bowl is a college football bowl game that is held each year at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. It was previously held at the Joe Robbie Stadium, known also as the Pro Player Stadium, from 1990 until 2000 at Miami Gardens, Florida. It has been taking place each year since 1990 and features teams from two conferences; the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big East Conference.
The bowl game features a total payout of two million and three hundred and twenty five dollars, as of 2011. It is presently sponsored by Russell Athletic, as of 2012, and was previously sponsored by Champs Sports, Mazda, MicroPC, Carquest and Blockbuster. It is a bowl game to buy Russell Athletic Bowl tickets for, as many are doing with the game nearing.
The Russell Athletic Bowl has been known under many names, according to its sponsor. It was previously known as the Champs Sports Bowl. In 2011, it featured the Florida State Seminoles football team against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team, with Florida State winning the game. In 2012, it featured the Virginia Tech Hokies football team against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team. It is organized each year by the Florida Citrus Sports, who also organized the Florida Classic and the Capital One Bowl.
The Russell Athletic Bowl was founded so as to have a second bowl game in the city of Miami, after the Orange Bowl, as well as to showcase the new stadium built in 1987. Led by Wayne Huizenga, owner of the Mimai Dolphins and then owner of Blockbuster Video, he brought bowl organizers to the city with Blockbuster as the title sponsor. The first game was played in 1990, and pitted the Florida State Seminoles football team against the Penn State Nittany Lions football team, each led by legendary coaches. The game was seen live by over seventy four thousand people.
It has since then been held each year, with CarQuest Auto Parts emerging as the second title sponsor of the bowl game after Viacom acquired Blockbuster Video. Following 2000, after the Orange Bowl moved to their stadium, organizers moved the bowl game to Orlando where it has been played since. From 2006, onwards, the bowl game began matching football teams from the Big Ten Conference and the Atlantic Coast Conference. ESPN also began airing the game that year in its prime time segment and has done so since then. The first winner of the bowl game, the Florida State Seminoles football team would go on to win two more bowl games.
In 2010, the NC State Wolfpack football team emerged as the winners with West Virginia Mountaineers as the runner ups. In 2011, the Florida State Seminoles football team were the winners. In 2012, the Virginia Tech Hokies football team won the game. The last three MVPs of the game were Russell Wilson, Rashad Greene and Antone Exum, players who have attracted many to see them play live via Russell Athletic Bowl tickets.