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College Football Betting Online: Even the most hardcore college football fan can have a difficult time keeping track of all the bowl games and their current title. Though the game itself has been around since 1990, this bowl game, one of three in Orlando, will have its eighth new title in 2017. Camping World dropped its sponsorship of the Independence Bowl and has its name all over the Camping World Bowl, played at Camping World Stadium. At least this one makes sense.
The 2017 Camping World Bowl kicks off at 5:15 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 28 from Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. The game will be televised on ESPN.
Camping World Bowl Format
Known at the beginning as the Blockbuster Bowl, and also sponsored by CarQuest and Micron PC, the game was played in Miami through the 2000 season. The first-ever game was a smashing success between Penn State and Florida State, attracting over 74,000 fans. But the shine wore off and the bowl couldn’t compete with the Orange Bowl, which occupied the same Stadium for three seasons. Following the 2000 playing, the bowl changed hands and was moved to Orlando.
There was a variety of teams involved with the bowl in the early years as there was no conference affiliation. However, from 2006 to 2009 teams from the ACC and Big Ten matched up. On December 29, 2006, Maryland defeated Purdue 24-7 in the new alignment.
Starting with the 2010 playing it was announced that the Big East would have a tie-in with the bowl for four years. That agreement continued when the Big East football schools formed the American Athletic Conference. Since 2014 the game has featured the second pick from the ACC and the third selection from the Big 12.
Camping World Bowl Game Results
|2016 ||Miami, Fla. ||West Virginia |
|2015 ||Baylor ||North Carolina |
|2014 ||Clemson ||Oklahoma |
|2013 ||Louisville ||Miami, Fla. |
|2012 ||Virginia Tech ||Rutgers (OT) |
|2011 ||Florida State ||Notre Dame |
|2010 ||North Carolina State ||West Virginia |
|2009 ||Wisconsin ||Miami, Fla. |
|2008 ||Florida State ||Wisconsin |
|2007 ||Boston College ||Michigan State |
|2006 ||Maryland ||Purdue |
|2005 ||Clemson ||Colorado |
|2004 ||Georgia Tech ||Syracuse |
|2003 ||North Carolina State ||Kansas |
|2002 ||Texas Tech ||Clemson |
|2001 ||Pittsburgh ||North Carolina State |
|2000 ||North Carolina State ||Minnesota |
|1999 ||Illinois ||Virginia |
|1998 ||Miami, Fla. ||North Carolina State |
|1997 ||Georgia Tech ||West Virginia |
|1996 ||Miami, Fla. ||Virginia |
|1995 ||North Carolina ||Arkansas |
|1994 ||South Carolina ||West Virginia |
|1993 ||Boston College ||Virginia |
|1992 ||Stanford ||Penn State |
|1991 ||Alabama ||Colorado |
|1990 ||Florida State ||Penn State |
Because of its climate during the winter months, Florida is a destination spot for bowl games. A whopping eight games are played in the Sunshine State during bowl season, including three at Camping World Stadium.
With each successive year in Orlando, the bowl has continued to thrive, at one point showing an attendance increase in eight straight seasons. The game’s popularity hit an all-time high in 2011 when Florida State beat Notre Dame 18-14 in front of a capacity crowd of over 68,000 fans. Though an independent, Notre Dame represented the Big East under the agreement the bowl had with the conference at the time.
In an attempt to find its place in the bowl lineup, the game had bounced around various time slots during bowl season. For three straight years in the early 1990s the game was played at the beginning of the New Year. In the early 2000s it had a pre-Christmas date, but that affected the gate. As part of broadcast agreement signed with ESPN in 2006, the game moved to a post-Christmas Day time slot and moved to primetime.
Most All-Time Wins at Camping World Bowl
|3 ||Miami (FL) ||1996, 1998, 2016 |
|3 ||Florida State ||1990, 2008, 2011 |
|3 ||North Carolina State ||2000, 2003, 2010 |
|2 ||Clemson ||2005, 2014 |
|2 ||Boston College ||1993, 2007 |
|2 ||Georgia Tech ||1997, 2004 |
The game has seen significant improvements in the bowl season pecking order since its move to Orlando. In the new College Football Playoff era, the bowl will match the top selection from the ACC – including Notre Dame – outside of the CFP series against the second selection from the Big 12 outside of the CFP series.
North Carolina State and Miami (FL) hold the bowl record for most appearances with five and they are both tied with Florida State for the most victories in the now Camping World Bowl. Miami’s wins came under three different bowl names. The Hurricanes won the 1996 Carquest Bowl, the 1998 Micron PC Bowl and last year’s Russell Athletic Bowl.
The Hurricanes earned their first bowl win in a decade and ended a six-bowl winless skid in the process. After winning their first two visits to the now Camping World Bowl, which was held in their backyard at the time, the Canes lost their next two in Orlando as part of their just snapped bowl losing streak.
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