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Entries for August 2013

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Preseason Bowl Projections

Nine experts combined to pick nine different teams to appear in this year’s Russell Athletic Bowl in seven different matchup combinations. The most popular pick appears to be Miami vs. Cincinnati which was chosen by three different analysts.  In addition UCF was also chosen by multiple outlets to appear in this year’s game.

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ACC Week One Preview
Pittsburgh is welcomed to the ACC with its first-ever conference game, a Monday night showdown against 2012 ACC champion Florida State. The No. 12 Seminoles defense which led the league in sacks a year ago, while they figure out their offensive identity following the departure of first-round draft pick QB EJ Manuel.    It&rsqu...

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American Week One Preview
The Tommy Tuberville era at Cincinnati kicks off with a home game against the Purdue Boilermakers. The Bearcats are coming off their fifth 10-win campaign in the last six seasons and look to get off to a quick start with back-to-back games against Big Ten opponents (they visit Illinois next week).    SMU begins their fir...

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Russell Athletic Bowl To Feature ACC vs. Big 12 Matchup Starting in 2014

Florida Citrus Sports President Tony Massey and Big 12 Conference Commissioner Bob Bowlsby announced that the Big 12 will participate in the Russell Athletic Bowl beginning with the 2014-15 season. In an agreement that runs through 2019, the selection from the Big 12 will matchup against a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference (inclusive of Notre Dame).

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Russell Athletic Extends Title Partnership Through 2017

In conjunction with this afternoon's announcement of the new Russell Athletic Bowl matchup that begins in 2014, Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan and Russell Athletic Senior Vice President Gary Barfield announced an extension of the bowl's title sponsorship through 2017.

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