Camping World Bowl

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Camping World Bowl
Camping World Bowl.jpg
Stadium Camping World Stadium
Location Orlando, Florida
Previous stadiums Joe Robbie Stadium (1990–2000)
Previous locations Miami Gardens, Florida (1990–2000)
Operated 1990–present
Conference tie-ins ACC, Big 12
Previous conference tie-ins B1G, Big East
Payout US$2,275,000 (As of 2015)[1]
Sponsors
Blockbuster (1990–1993)
Carquest (1994–1997)
MicronPC (1998–2000)
Florida Tourism (2001)
Mazda (2002–2003)
Champs Sports (2004–2011)
Russell Athletic (2012–2016)
Camping World (2017–present)
Former names
Sunshine Classic (1990, working title)
Blockbuster Bowl (1990–1993)
Carquest Bowl (1994–1997)
MicronPC Bowl (1998)
MicronPC.com Bowl (1999–2000)
Visit Florida Tangerine Bowl (2001)
Mazda Tangerine Bowl (2002–2003)
Champs Sports Bowl (2004–2011)
Russell Athletic Bowl (2012–2016)
2016 matchup
Miami vs. West Virginia (Miami 31–14)
2017 matchup
#17 Oklahoma State vs. #22 Virginia Tech (Oklahoma State 30–21)

The Camping World Bowl is an annual college football bowl game that is played in Orlando, Florida, at Camping World Stadium. The bowl is operated by Florida Citrus Sports, a non-profit group which also organizes the Citrus Bowl and the Florida Classic.

History[edit]

The bowl was founded in 1990 by Raycom[2] and was originally played at Joe Robbie Stadium outside the city of Miami. It was formed under the name Sunshine Football Classic, but due to corporate title sponsorships, was never actually contested under this name, nor even referred to as such except during brief intervals between corporate sponsors. During its Miami existence, it successively went by the names Blockbuster Bowl, CarQuest Bowl, and the MicronPC Bowl.

In 2001, the bowl changed hands, and was relocated to Orlando. The bowl briefly became known as the Tangerine Bowl, a historic moniker, which was the original title of the game now known as the Citrus Bowl. Foot Locker, the parent company of Champs Sports, purchased naming rights in 2004, naming it the Champs Sports Bowl. In early 2012, naming rights were agreed to by Russell Athletic for games through 2017.[3] In early 2017, Camping World signed an agreement with Florida Citrus Sports to be the new title sponsor of the game through 2020.[4][5]

The game currently has tie-ins with the ACC and Big 12.[5]

Miami, FL[edit]

What is now the Camping World Bowl was sprung from a desire to hold a second bowl game in the Miami area. It would be an accompaniment to the long-established and well-known Orange Bowl, and would showcase the brand new stadium in the area that was built in 1987. The Orange Bowl game was still being played in the aging old stadium, whereas this new game would be played in the new stadium.

Miami Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga quickly joined forces with bowl organizers and brought in Blockbuster Video, which he owned at the time, as title sponsor.[2] The inaugural game, played on December 28, 1990, pitted Florida State and Penn State, and two legendary coaches, Bobby Bowden versus Joe Paterno in front of over 74,000 at Joe Robbie Stadium.[2] Subsequent games, however, never matched the success of the first, even though the bowl was moved to the more prestigious New Year's Day slot starting in 1993.

In 1994, CarQuest Auto Parts became the title sponsor after Huizenga sold Blockbuster Video to Viacom. The New Year's Day experiment was short lived as the organizers of the more established Orange Bowl received permission to move their game into Joe Robbie Stadium beginning in 1996.[2] That bumped the Carquest Bowl back to the less-desirable December date. After the 2000 playing, Florida Citrus Sports took over the game and moved it to Orlando.

Before gaining Blockbuster Entertainment as the corporate sponsor for the inaugural event, the game was tentatively referred to as the Sunshine Classic.[2]

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Orlando, FL[edit]

Camping World Stadium in 2015.
Camping World Stadium in 2015

From 2006–2010, the bowl matched teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big Ten Conference. Under the terms of a television deal signed with ESPN in 2006, the bowl was to be held after Christmas Day from 2006 onward, and be shown on ESPN in prime time. The change was made to move the game from the less-desirable pre-Christmas date utilized from 2001–2004.

From 2005–2009, the stadium faced challenges in preparing the stadium for two bowl games in less than one week (the Citrus Bowl is traditionally held New Year's Day). This was also in part due to the Florida high school football championship games being held at the stadium shortly before the bowls. In 2009, rainy weather turned the stadium's grass field into a muddly, sloppy, quagmire for both bowl games. In 2010, the stadium switched to artificial turf, facilitating the quick turnaround necessary.

In 2009, the Champs Sports Bowl announced that the Big East was to be one of the tie-in conferences for four years starting in 2010, and continued after the conference was renamed the American Athletic Conference following the 2013 reorganization. They were also to have the option of selecting Notre Dame once out of the four years (which they did in 2011). On October 7, 2009, the Champs Sports Bowl announced that they had extended their agreement with the Atlantic Coast Conference for the same term. The game was to match the third pick from the ACC against the second selection from the Big East. The previous agreement matched the 4th pick from the ACC against the 4th or 5th pick from the Big Ten.[6] The University of Notre Dame, representing the Big East (as permitted in the agreement with the conference) and Florida State University from the ACC played in the 2011 bowl.

Since 2014, the game features the second pick from the ACC after the New Year's Six bowls make their picks—usually the conference championship game loser or one of the division runners-up—against the third pick from the Big 12.

Game results[edit]

Season Date Bowl Name Winning Team Losing Team Site Attnd.[7]
1990 December 28, 1990 1990 Blockbuster Bowl Florida State 24 Penn State 17 Miami
Gardens
74,021
1991 December 28, 1991 1991 Blockbuster Bowl Alabama 30 Colorado 25 46,123
1992 January 1, 1993 1993 Blockbuster Bowl Stanford 24 Penn State 3 45,554
1993 January 1, 1994 1994 Carquest Bowl Boston College 31 Virginia 13 38,516
1994 January 2, 1995 1995 Carquest Bowl (January) South Carolina 24 West Virginia 21 50,853
1995 December 30, 1995 1995 Carquest Bowl (December) North Carolina 20 Arkansas 10 34,428
1996 December 27, 1996 1996 Carquest Bowl Miami 31 Virginia 21 46,418
1997 December 29, 1997 1997 Carquest Bowl Georgia Tech 35 West Virginia 30 28,262
1998 December 29, 1998 1998 MicronPC Bowl Miami 46 NC State 23 44,387
1999 December 30, 1999 1999 MicronPC.com Bowl Illinois 63 Virginia 21 31,089
2000 December 28, 2000 2000 MicronPC.com Bowl NC State 38 Minnesota 30 28,359
2001 December 20, 2001 2001 Tangerine Bowl Pittsburgh 34 NC State 19 Orlando 28,562
2002 December 23, 2002 2002 Tangerine Bowl Texas Tech 55 Clemson 15 21,689
2003 December 22, 2003 2003 Tangerine Bowl NC State 56 Kansas 26 26,482
2004 December 21, 2004 2004 Champs Sports Bowl Georgia Tech 51 Syracuse[a 1] 14 28,237
2005 December 27, 2005 2005 Champs Sports Bowl Clemson 19 Colorado 10 31,470
2006 December 29, 2006 2006 Champs Sports Bowl Maryland 24 Purdue 7 40,168
2007 December 28, 2007 2007 Champs Sports Bowl Boston College 24 Michigan State 21 46,554
2008 December 27, 2008 2008 Champs Sports Bowl Florida State 42 Wisconsin 13 52,692
2009 December 29, 2009 2009 Champs Sports Bowl Wisconsin 20 Miami 14 56,747
2010 December 28, 2010 2010 Champs Sports Bowl NC State 23 West Virginia 7 48,962
2011 December 29, 2011 2011 Champs Sports Bowl Florida State 18 Notre Dame 14 68,305
2012 December 28, 2012 2012 Russell Athletic Bowl Virginia Tech 13 Rutgers 10 (OT) 48,129
2013 December 28, 2013 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl Louisville 36 Miami 9 51,098
2014 December 29, 2014 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl Clemson 40 Oklahoma 6 40,071
2015 December 29, 2015 2015 Russell Athletic Bowl Baylor 49 North Carolina 38 40,418
2016 December 28, 2016 2016 Russell Athletic Bowl Miami 31 West Virginia 14 48,625
2017 December 28, 2017 2017 Camping World Bowl Oklahoma State 30 Virginia Tech 21 39,610[8]
  1. ^ In 2004, Syracuse was chosen because the Big 12 did not have enough bowl eligible teams.

MVPs[edit]

Date MVP School Position
December 28, 1990 Amp Lee Florida State RB
December 28, 1991 David Palmer Alabama WR
January 1, 1993 Darrien Gordon Stanford CB
January 1, 1994 Glenn Foley Boston College QB
January 2, 1995 Steve Taneyhill South Carolina QB
December 30, 1995 Leon Johnson North Carolina RB
December 27, 1996 Tremain Mack Miami SS
December 29, 1997 Joe Hamilton Georgia Tech QB
December 29, 1998 Scott Covington Miami QB
December 30, 1999 Kurt Kittner Illinois QB
December 28, 2000 Philip Rivers NC State QB
December 20, 2001 Antonio Bryant Pittsburgh WR
December 23, 2002 Kliff Kingsbury Texas Tech QB
December 22, 2003 Philip Rivers NC State QB
December 21, 2004 Reggie Ball Georgia Tech QB
December 27, 2005 James Davis Clemson RB
December 29, 2006 Sam Hollenbach Maryland QB
December 28, 2007 Jamie Silva Boston College FS
December 27, 2008 Graham Gano Florida State K/P
December 29, 2009 John Clay Wisconsin RB
December 28, 2010 Russell Wilson NC State QB
December 29, 2011 Rashad Greene Florida State WR
December 28, 2012 Antone Exum Virginia Tech CB
December 28, 2013 Teddy Bridgewater Louisville QB
December 29, 2014 Cole Stoudt Clemson QB
December 29, 2015 Johnny Jefferson Baylor RB
December 28, 2016 Brad Kaaya Miami QB
December 28, 2017 Mason Rudolph Oklahoma State QB

Most appearances[edit]

Teams with multiple appearances
Rank Team Appearances Record
T1 NC State 5 3–2
T1 Miami 5 3–2
2 West Virginia 4 0–4
3 Florida State 3 3–0
T3 Clemson 3 2–1
T3 Virginia 3 0–3
4 Boston College 2 2–0
T4 Georgia Tech 2 2–0
T4 North Carolina 2 1–1
T4 Virginia Tech 2 1–1
T4 Wisconsin 2 1–1
T4 Colorado 2 0–2
T4 Penn State 2 0–2
Teams with a single appearance

Won: Alabama, Baylor, Illinois, Louisville, Maryland, Oklahoma State, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Stanford, Texas Tech
Lost: Arkansas, Kansas, Michigan State, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Purdue, Rutgers, Syracuse

Appearances by conference[edit]

Through the December 2017 playing, there have been 28 games (56 total appearances).

Rank Conference Appearances Wins Losses Pct.
1 ACC 24 14 10 .583
2 The American[n 1] 10 5 5 .500
3 Big 12 7 3 4 .429
4 Big Ten 6 2 4 .333
5 Independents[n 2] 4 1 3 .250
6 SEC 3 2 1 .667
T7 Pac-12 1 1 0 1.000
  1. ^ Following the 2013 split of the original Big East along football lines, the FBS schools reorganized as the American Athletic Conference, which retains the charter of the original Big East. Through 2012, Big East team compiled a record of 4–5.
  2. ^ Penn State (1990, 1992), Florida State (1990), Notre Dame (2011)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "College Bowl Game Payouts". Statistic Brain. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "The Making of a Blockbuster: How Wayne Huizenga Built a Sports and Entertainment Empire from Trash, Grit, and Videotape". Wiley. 1997. Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  3. ^ "Russell Athletic Bowl History". RussellAthleticBowl.com. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "CAMPING WORLD SIGNS ON AS TITLE SPONSOR OF ORLANDO BOWL". campingworldbowl.com. April 11, 2017. Retrieved December 24, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "About". campingworldbowl.com. 2017. Retrieved December 24, 2017. 
  6. ^ Adelson, Andrea (October 7, 2009). "College football: ACC improves deal with Champs Sports Bowl; will send No. 3 team to Orlando beginning in 2010". OrlandoSentinel.com. Archived from the original on October 9, 2009 – via Wayback Machine. 
  7. ^ "History". campingworldbowl.com. Retrieved December 29, 2017. 
  8. ^ https://twitter.com/CWBowl/status/946542422645006336

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