Champs Sports Bowl

Champs Sports Bowl Tickets

The Champs Sports Bowl - some call it Champs Bowl - has been around for quite a while already. First played in 1990, it is one of the post-season college football bowl games in Florida. For the first decade (1990 - 2000) the Bowl location was actually the Pro Player Stadium in Miami Gardens, before it got moved to Orlando. Everyone is looking forward to the 2010 game where West Virginia will play NC State.

Champs Sports Bowl Logo

Starting in the 2006 college football season, the bowl has matched teams from the ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) and the Big Ten Conference. Champs Sports, a division of Foot Locker, has been the title sponsor of the event from 2004 on. Traditionally, the bowl will be held after Christmas Day from 2006–2009.

In August 2009, the Bowl announced that the Big East will be one of the tie-in conferences for 4 years starting in 2010. They will also have the option of selecting Notre Dame once out of the four years. Then, in October 2009 it was announced that they had extended their agreement with the Atlantic Coast Conference for the same term. The game will 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.

2010 Champs Sports Bowl

The 2010 Champs Bowl game was played on 12/28/2010 at 6.30pm local time (6.30pm EST) at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida, matching-up the Big East Team West Virginia Mountaineer from the West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV and the ACC Team NC State Wolfpack, representing North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. The game televised on ESPN, saw ..... as the winner.

2009 Champs Sports Bowl

The 2009 Champs Bowl was won by the Wisconsin Badgers of the Big Ten Conference 20 to 14 over the Miami Hurricanes of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The game was played on December 29th, 2009 at the Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, Florida. Miami made its third appearance in the bowl, Wisconsin played the bowl for the second time.

Over the years, the bowl had many different names (based on the title sponsors. Here is a list of names that you may remember:
  • Sunshine Classic (1990)
  • Blockbuster Bowl (1990-1993)
  • Carquest Bowl (1994-1997)
  • MicronPC Bowl (1998-1999)
  • Bowl (2000)
  • Visit Florida Tangerine Bowl (2001)
  • Mazda Tangerine Bowl (2002-2003)

The Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium (formerly Orlando Stadium, Tangerine Bowl and the Citrus Bowl) opened its doors way back in 1936 with a capacity of 10,000. In the meantime it was expanded several times and can seat over 70,000 spectators for different sports. That made it a so-called multi-purpose stadium. Its main purpose, however, is football with the main events being the Capital One Bowl, the Champs Sports Bowl, as well as (non-football sport) Monster Jam.

Buy your Champs Sports Bowl Tickets now before it is too late and be one of the tens of thousands enthusiastic fans at Citrus Stadium.

Previous games included these line-ups:
  • 2010: West Virginia vs. North Carolina State
  • 2009: Wisconsin 20 vs. Miami 14
  • 2008: Florida State 42 vs. Wisconsin 13
  • 2007: Boston College 24 vs. Michigan State 21
  • 2006: Maryland 24 vs. Purdue 7
  • 2005: Clemson 19 vs. Colorado 10
  • 2004: Georgia Tech 51 vs. Syracuse 14
  • 2003: North Carolina State 56 vs. Kansas 26
  • 2002: Texas Tech 55 vs. Clemson 15
  • 2001: Pittsburgh 34 vs. North Carolina State 19

Bowl Sponsors and Logos:

  • Champs Sports (2004 - present)
    Champs Sports Bowl Logo

  • Mazda (2002-2003)
    Mazda Logo

  • MicronPC (1998-2000)
    Micron PC Logo

  • Carquest (1994-1997)
    Carquest Logo

  • Blockbuster (1990-1993)
    Blockbuster FREE Trial

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