Bowl Games in Florida

College football bowl games are always fun to watch because of the exciting changes between the competitors that happen over and over. For 2016 – 2017 all teams are prepared to smash each other to winning the titles. Football schedules has the entire list of games being played this postseason.  The list of bowls being played in Florida, includes:

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
The Citrus Bowl has a history of being played for decades now. Its name is now Buffalo Wild Wings. For years the games have continued to feature Pac 12 teams taking on teams from the Big 12.  Also, it has played in a variety of venues like the Arizona Stadium and Sun Devil Stadium.  Its 2006 history of Texas Tech against Minnesota where Texas had a deficit of 38-7 in the third quarter but ended up winning with 40-41 was known as one of the best bowl games of all-time. The last game was Michigan against Florida on the New Year day. The 2016-2017 Citrus Bowl is expected to be on 31st December 2016 where SEC will take on Notre Dame at 11.00am.  It won’t ever host a championship game, but it’s a good bowl nonetheless.

Capital One Orange Bowl
Previously identified as Florida Citrus Bowl and the Tangerine Bowl, The Orange Bowl was initiated back in 1947. The game secured a position and popularity in 1952 and fans have loved it ever since. The last game was on December 31, 2015 when Clemson and Oklahoma fought in the college football playoff semifinals. This season’s Capital One Bowl games will happen on December 30th.  One of the best bowl games of all time was played here.

Outback Bowl
The Outback Bowl marked its 30th anniversary on 27th December 2015. January 2, 2017, is the date for this season’s match. The game will kick off at 1 pm.  This is different from usual as it’s almost always played on New Year’s Day, but the NCAA doesn’t compete with the NFL on Sundays.  However, the team hopes to gain back the dates come to the 2018 competition.

Tax Slayer Bowl
December 31st, 2016 marks the date for this event taking place in Jacksonville.  This bowl game started back in the 1940s on Thanksgiving Day when two teams volunteered to play at Jacksonville that is Wake Forest and South Carolina. Since then it has developed to be more than football but a community.

St Petersburg Bowl
The last game was back in December 2015 where the Marshall Thundering Herd won over UConn at Tropicana Field. St Petersburg is however not an old game considering that the first bowl took place in 2008.  This year’s game is to be on December 26th of 2016 at 11.00am.

Boca Raton Bowl
December 20, 2016, marks the date for the annual Boca Raton Bowl.  This is one of the newest bowl games, starting back in 2014.

Miami Beach Bowl
Miami Beach Bowl gets it start this year.  It will kick off on Monday, December 19 at 2:30 pm.

Auto Nation Cure Bowl
A game that its got it’s start back in 2007 with the purpose of helping to beat cancer.  The major focus of the game has been to help cancer patients through the benefits that come from the football game. This year’s game will be held on Saturday, December 2017 at 7:30 pm. However before the kickoff, more events are planned for the fans.

Russell Athletic Bowl
Russel Athletic Bowl is one the Orlando finest games. Its game is scheduled on 28th of December 2016 5:30 pm. The teams lasted years games as on the New Year’s Eve and marked a great milestone in the history of the match.  A 49-38 Baylor win over North Carolina was an amazing one.

And don’t forget, this year’s national championship will be played at Raymond James.

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