Russell Athletic Bowl Schedule
The Russell Athletic Bowl Bowl has been a Florida tradition for years, and while
it has been held at various locations around Florida it is currently held in Orlando at the Citrus Bowl. It currently has
tie ins with the Atlantic Coast Conference and the American Conference. The Russell Athletic Bowl is played each year on New
Year's Day and features some of the best teams from two of the best football conferences in the country. It has featured some
of the best college football players of all time, many of whom have gone on to long and successful careers in the NFL. It
is held at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida, a town well known for its love of college football. The Russell Athletic Bowl
is traditionally one of the premiere games in the bowl series and any team selected to play in the big affair is always thrilled
to be there and looking to put an exclamation point on the end of what has already been a highly successful year. No team
ever wants to end the season on a losing note so you can always expect nothing but the best competition at the Russell Athletic
Bowl each January. Expect the game this year to be an unforgettable experience, not only because of the two high quality teams
involved but also because there will be plenty of celebratory events involved with long running bowl game.
While the conferences associated with the Independence Bowl may have changed over the years, one thing has remained
constant, the high level of competition. Currently the Russell Athletic Bowl features two of the best teams from the Atlantic
Coast Conference and the American Conference. North Carolina State leads the way with five appearances in the Russell Athletic
Bowl and possess a 3-2 record in the event. The University of Miami has the second most appearances with four and a 2 and
2 record. Three teams have played in the Russell Athletic Bowl three times: Florida State, Virginia, and West Virginia. Of
those teams Florida State separates themselves from the pack with an unblemished 3 and 0 record at the bowl and are tied with
North Carolina State for the most wins in the event with three. All of the conferences that have ever been involved in the
Russell Athletic Bowl are known to have some of the best college football programs in the country so you can be assured that
there will be high-quality football being played at the Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day.
entering the Citrus Bowl, fans are well aware that they are about to see a college football game unlike any other. The players
warming up on the field are visibly fighting off nerves and trying to get out all of the jitters before the opening kick off.
The crowd is full of players' families, alumni, hordes of journalists and sports writers, locals who are always thrilled to
take part in the annual tradition, and college football fanatics who are hoping to see another historic college football match
up. The pageantry of the cheerleaders, mascots, marching bands, and wild fans are enough to get you out of your seat, and
then the game begins. Thunderous, bone rattling hits, incredible displays of speed and agility, clutch field goals, and game
breaking plays fill up the day of world class college football. By the time the clock winds down your voice is hoarse and
your palms are stinging from clapping and giving high fives and you will already be planning a return trip the following year.
The players involved in the Russell Athletic Bowl are all well aware that they are playing on one
of the biggest, if not the biggest, stages that they have ever been asked to play and are all looking to prove that they are
one of the elite college football players in the country. Some are playing their last collegiate game and in doing so want
to be sure to go out on top and know that they left everything on the field. The most elite athletes are possibly using this
as the last game in which to showcase their abilities in hopes of moving up the NFL draft board. These players are playing
for personal pride, the pride of their schools, and the pride of their conference. There are a lot of bragging rights on the
line and this is certainly not lost on the players, coaches, or fans at the stadium on New Year's Day.
its debut in 1990 the Russell Athletic Bowl has gone under several different names including the CarQuest Bowl, the Blockbuster
Bowl, the Tangerine Bowl, the MicronPC Bowl, and the Champs Sports Bowl. Initially the event was held just outside of Miami
at Joe Robbie Stadium before moving to Orlando in 2001.