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Dec 31, 2021

Former Champs Collide as Vrbo Citrus Bowl Celebrates 75 years

By Collin Thomas Florida Citrus Sports The new year will bring a family reunion of sorts to Camping World Stadium. The Iowa Hawkeyes and the Kentucky Wildcats will meet on Saturday afternoon at the 75th annual Citrus Bowl sponsored by Vrbo, and the football ties run deep. Resurgent Kentucky (9-3) comes into the game hoping for another 10-win season under eighth-year head coach Mark Stoops. This would be only the third 10-win season for the program since 1950. The last […]

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Dec 30, 2021

Kentucky Receiver Lewis Following in Hall-of-Fame Father’s Footsteps 

By Collin Thomas Florida Citrus Sports  For one University of Kentucky player, the Vrbo Citrus Bowl in Orlando this Saturday is more than a bowl game experience. It’s a homecoming. Junior wide receiver Rahsaan Lewis is Central Florida through and through, born here in Orlando, while his father, NFL Hall of Famer Ray Lewis, hails from Bartow – a Polk County suburb just a few miles outside of Lakeland. “After playing a long season and getting a chance to come back and […]

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Dec 05, 2021

No. 15 Iowa and No. 22 Kentucky to square off in Vrbo Citrus Bowl on New Year’s Day at 1 p.m.

ORLANDO – The No. 15 Iowa Hawkeyes (10-3, 7-2 Big Ten) and No. 22 Kentucky Wildcats (9-3, 5-3 SEC) will meet in the 2022 Vrbo Citrus Bowl. Florida Citrus Sports chairman Ken Robinson and CEO Steve Hogan announced the matchup today on behalf of the organization. The game will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 1, at Camping World Stadium and will be televised nationally by ABC. The contest will be the first-ever meeting between the Wildcats and Hawkeyes […]

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