Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl News
The Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, also known as the Citrus Bowl, is one of the longest standing college bowl games. Teams have participated in the Citrus Bowl since 1947, and it always serves as an exciting way for college fans to close out the year. The last game was held on January 1 after the 2015 season and featured two powerhouse programs, Michigan and Florida. The matchup, however, was less competitive in reality than it was on paper, as Michigan went on to win 41-7. The next Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl will be held on December 31 and fans are hoping to see a more evenly matched game. Tickets are available and start as low as $77.
Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl History
The Capital One Bowl is an annual non-College Football Playoff bowl game that has rung in the New Year annually since 1987, when it was still called the Florida Citrus Bowl. Though it’s not part of the “New Year’s Six” (Rose, Sugar, Peach, Orange, Cotton, Fiesta) bowl games, the Capital One bout will maintain its tradition of playing on January 1. The Citrus Bowl game had the privilege of first selection after top teams were decided for the SEC and Big Ten in the BCS era, and in the new CFP era, the Capital One Bowl will maintain its tie-ins with these staunch conferences.
The Capital One Bowl brings the edge-of-your-seat action back to Orlando, Florida every College Football postseason, but what kind of nail-biting action can Capital One Bowl ticket holders expect in the new College Football Playoff era? While semifinal games like the Rose and Sugar Bowl won’t know their contenders’ conferences until the 13-person Selection Committee picks their Top Four schools, you know you’re in for an ultra-competitive SEC (No.2) vs. Big Ten (No.2 or ACC if B1G is in Orange) battle at the Capital One Bowl!
Founded in 1947, the Capital One Bowl was previously called the Tangerine and the Florida Citrus Bowl, and is one of the oldest college football bowls around. It became known as the “Little Bowl with the Big Heart” as all proceeds went to charity, and since 1985—boasting $4.55 million a year, and proudly presents the largest payout of all non-College Football Playoff bowls. Fans wont want to miss out on the Capital One Bowl’s famous Mascot Challenge, where fans vote for their favorite college mascot among 15 nominees. The winner is announced at halftime, and receives $20,000 to benefit the school’s mascot program.