The Capital One Bowl game (named after its title sponsor Capital One) is an annual college football bowl game in the post-season and traditionally takes place on New Year's Day (right before the Rose Bowl) in Orlando, Florida. The game is the 3rd oldest non-BCS bowl game behind the Cotton Bowl and the Sun Bowl.
Since its inception in 1947 the Bowl was known under different names: The Tangerine Bowl, the Florida Citrus Bowl, and the Capital One Florida Citrus Bowl. It is also situated right below the top tier Bowl Championship Series (BCS) bowls, which gives it 1st choice (after the BCS) from the SEC (Southeastern Conference) and the Big Ten.
For the 2010 bowl game the following teams will be matched-up: The Penn State Nittany Lions, representing Pennsylvania State University from University Park, PA in the Big Ten Conference vs. the LSU Tigers, representing Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge, LA in the SEC (Southeastern Conference) Western Division.
The title sponsor (2001 - present) is Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE: COF), a Fortune 500, U.S. based bank holding company in Tysons Corner, VA, that we all know for financial services and products from credit cards, home loans, auto loans, and banking, to savings products.
The Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium (formerly Orlando Stadium, Tangerine Bowl and the Citrus Bowl) was opened in 1936 with a capacity of 10,000. Over time the stadium was expanded several times and can now seat over 70,000 spectators for different sports. That made it a so-called multi-purpose stadium. Its main purpose, however, is football with other main events being the Champs Sports Bowl, as well as (non-football sport) Monster Jam.
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Previous games included these line-ups:
2010: Penn State Nittany Lions 19 vs. LSU Tigers 17
2009: Georgia Bulldogs 24 vs. Michigan State Spartans 12
2008: Florida Gators 35 vs. Michigan Wolverines 41
2007: Wisconsin Badgers 17 vs. Arkansas Razorbacks 14
2006: Wisconsin Badgers 24 vs. Auburn Tigers 10
2005: Iowa Hawkeyes 30 vs. LSU Tigers 25
2004: Georgia Bulldogs 34 vs. Purdue Boilmakers 27 (OT)
2003: Auburn Tigers 13 vs. Penn State Nittany Lions 9