Camping World Bowl

Camping World Bowl
Stadium Camping World Stadium
Location Orlando, Florida
Previous stadiums Joe Robbie Stadium (1990–2000)
Previous locations Miami Gardens, Florida (1990–2000)
Operated 1990–present
Conference tie-ins ACC, Big 12
Previous conference tie-ins B1G, Big East
Payout US$2,275,000 (As of 2015)[1]
Blockbuster (1990–1993)
Carquest (1994–1997)
MicronPC (1998–2000)
Florida Tourism (2001)
Mazda (2002–2003)
Champs Sports (2004–2011)
Russell Athletic (2012–2016)
Camping World (2017–present)
Former names
Sunshine Classic (1990, working title)
Blockbuster Bowl (1990–1993)
Carquest Bowl (1994–1997)
MicronPC Bowl (1998) Bowl (1999–2000)
Visit Florida Tangerine Bowl (2001)
Mazda Tangerine Bowl (2002–2003)
Champs Sports Bowl (2004–2011)
Russell Athletic Bowl (2012–2016)
2016 matchup
Miami vs. West Virginia (Miami 31–14)
2017 matchup
#17 Oklahoma State vs. #22 Virginia Tech (Oklahoma State 30–21)

The Camping World Bowl is an annual college football bowl game that is played in Orlando, Florida, at Camping World Stadium. The bowl is operated by Florida Citrus Sports, a non-profit group which also organizes the Citrus Bowl and the Florida Classic.


The bowl was founded in 1990 by Raycom[2] and was originally played at Joe Robbie Stadium outside the city of Miami. It was formed under the name Sunshine Football Classic, but due to corporate title sponsorships, was never actually contested under this name, nor even referred to as such except during brief intervals between corporate sponsors. During its Miami existence, it successively went by the names Blockbuster Bowl, CarQuest Bowl, and the MicronPC Bowl.

In 2001, the bowl changed hands, and was relocated to Orlando. The bowl briefly became known as the Tangerine Bowl, a historic moniker, which was the original title of the game now known as the Citrus Bowl. Foot Locker, the parent company of Champs Sports, purchased naming rights in 2004, naming it the Champs Sports Bowl. In early 2012, naming rights were agreed to by Russell Athletic for games through 2017.[3] In early 2017, Camping World signed an agreement with Florida Citrus Sports to be the new title sponsor of the game through 2020.[4][5]

The game currently has tie-ins with the ACC and Big 12.[5]

Miami, FL

What is now the Camping World Bowl was sprung from a desire to hold a second bowl game in the Miami area. It would be an accompaniment to the long-established and well-known Orange Bowl, and would showcase the brand new stadium in the area that was built in 1987. The Orange Bowl game was still being played in the aging old stadium, whereas this new game would be played in the new stadium.

Miami Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga quickly joined forces with bowl organizers and brought in Blockbuster Video, which he owned at the time, as title sponsor.[2] The inaugural game, played on December 28, 1990, pitted Florida State and Penn State, and two legendary coaches, Bobby Bowden versus Joe Paterno in front of over 74,000 at Joe Robbie Stadium.[2] Subsequent games, however, never matched the success of the first, even though the bowl was moved to the more prestigious New Year's Day slot starting in 1993.

In 1994, CarQuest Auto Parts became the title sponsor after Huizenga sold Blockbuster Video to Viacom. The New Year's Day experiment was short lived as the organizers of the more established Orange Bowl received permission to move their game into Joe Robbie Stadium beginning in 1996.[2] That bumped the Carquest Bowl back to the less-desirable December date. After the 2000 playing, Florida Citrus Sports took over the game and moved it to Orlando.

Before gaining Blockbuster Entertainment as the corporate sponsor for the inaugural event, the game was tentatively referred to as the Sunshine Classic.[2]

Orlando, FL

From 2006–2010, the bowl matched teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big Ten Conference. Under the terms of a television deal signed with ESPN in 2006, the bowl was to be held after Christmas Day from 2006 onward, and be shown on ESPN in prime time. The change was made to move the game from the less-desirable pre-Christmas date utilized from 20012004.

From 2005–2009, the stadium faced challenges in preparing the stadium for two bowl games in less than one week (the Citrus Bowl is traditionally held New Year's Day). This was also in part due to the Florida high school football championship games being held at the stadium shortly before the bowls. In 2009, rainy weather turned the stadium's grass field into a muddly, sloppy, quagmire for both bowl games. In 2010, the stadium switched to artificial turf, facilitating the quick turnaround necessary.

In 2009, the Champs Sports Bowl announced that the Big East was to be one of the tie-in conferences for four years starting in 2010, and continued after the conference was renamed the American Athletic Conference following the 2013 reorganization. They were also to have the option of selecting Notre Dame once out of the four years (which they did in 2011). On October 7, 2009, the Champs Sports Bowl announced that they had extended their agreement with the Atlantic Coast Conference for the same term. The game was to 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.[6] The University of Notre Dame, representing the Big East (as permitted in the agreement with the conference) and Florida State University from the ACC played in the 2011 bowl.

Since 2014, the game features the second pick from the ACC after the New Year's Six bowls make their picks—usually the conference championship game loser or one of the division runners-up—against the third pick from the Big 12.

Game results

Season Date Bowl Name Winning Team Losing Team Site Attnd.[7]
1990December 28, 1990 1990 Blockbuster Bowl Florida State24Penn State17 Miami
1991December 28, 1991 1991 Blockbuster Bowl Alabama30Colorado25 46,123
1992January 1, 1993 1993 Blockbuster Bowl Stanford24Penn State3 45,554
1993January 1, 1994 1994 Carquest Bowl Boston College31Virginia13 38,516
1994January 2, 1995 1995 Carquest Bowl (January) South Carolina24West Virginia21 50,853
1995December 30, 1995 1995 Carquest Bowl (December) North Carolina20Arkansas10 34,428
1996December 27, 1996 1996 Carquest Bowl Miami31Virginia21 46,418
1997December 29, 1997 1997 Carquest Bowl Georgia Tech35West Virginia30 28,262
1998December 29, 1998 1998 MicronPC Bowl Miami46NC State23 44,387
1999December 30, 1999 1999 Bowl Illinois63Virginia21 31,089
2000December 28, 2000 2000 Bowl NC State38Minnesota30 28,359
2001December 20, 2001 2001 Tangerine Bowl Pittsburgh34NC State19 Orlando 28,562
2002December 23, 2002 2002 Tangerine Bowl Texas Tech55Clemson15 21,689
2003December 22, 2003 2003 Tangerine Bowl NC State56Kansas26 26,482
2004December 21, 2004 2004 Champs Sports Bowl Georgia Tech51Syracuse[a 1]14 28,237
2005December 27, 2005 2005 Champs Sports Bowl Clemson19Colorado10 31,470
2006December 29, 2006 2006 Champs Sports Bowl Maryland24Purdue7 40,168
2007December 28, 2007 2007 Champs Sports Bowl Boston College24Michigan State21 46,554
2008December 27, 2008 2008 Champs Sports Bowl Florida State42Wisconsin13 52,692
2009December 29, 2009 2009 Champs Sports Bowl Wisconsin20Miami14 56,747
2010December 28, 2010 2010 Champs Sports Bowl NC State23West Virginia7 48,962
2011December 29, 2011 2011 Champs Sports Bowl Florida State18Notre Dame14 68,305
2012December 28, 2012 2012 Russell Athletic Bowl Virginia Tech13Rutgers10 (OT) 48,129
2013December 28, 2013 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl Louisville36Miami9 51,098
2014December 29, 2014 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl Clemson40Oklahoma6 40,071
2015December 29, 2015 2015 Russell Athletic Bowl Baylor49North Carolina38 40,418
2016December 28, 2016 2016 Russell Athletic Bowl Miami31West Virginia14 48,625
2017December 28, 2017 2017 Camping World Bowl Oklahoma State30Virginia Tech21 39,610[8]
  1. In 2004, Syracuse was chosen because the Big 12 did not have enough bowl eligible teams.


Date MVP School Position
December 28, 1990Amp LeeFlorida StateRB
December 28, 1991David PalmerAlabamaWR
January 1, 1993Darrien GordonStanfordCB
January 1, 1994Glenn FoleyBoston CollegeQB
January 2, 1995Steve TaneyhillSouth CarolinaQB
December 30, 1995Leon JohnsonNorth CarolinaRB
December 27, 1996Tremain MackMiamiSS
December 29, 1997Joe HamiltonGeorgia TechQB
December 29, 1998Scott CovingtonMiamiQB
December 30, 1999Kurt KittnerIllinoisQB
December 28, 2000Philip RiversNC StateQB
December 20, 2001Antonio BryantPittsburghWR
December 23, 2002Kliff KingsburyTexas TechQB
December 22, 2003Philip RiversNC StateQB
December 21, 2004Reggie BallGeorgia TechQB
December 27, 2005James DavisClemsonRB
December 29, 2006Sam HollenbachMarylandQB
December 28, 2007Jamie SilvaBoston CollegeFS
December 27, 2008Graham GanoFlorida StateK/P
December 29, 2009John ClayWisconsinRB
December 28, 2010Russell WilsonNC StateQB
December 29, 2011Rashad GreeneFlorida StateWR
December 28, 2012Antone ExumVirginia TechCB
December 28, 2013Teddy BridgewaterLouisvilleQB
December 29, 2014Cole StoudtClemsonQB
December 29, 2015Johnny JeffersonBaylorRB
December 28, 2016Brad KaayaMiamiQB
December 28, 2017Mason RudolphOklahoma StateQB

Most appearances

Teams with multiple appearances
Rank Team Appearances Record
T1NC State53–2
2West Virginia40–4
3Florida State33–0
4Boston College22–0
T4Georgia Tech22–0
T4North Carolina21–1
T4Virginia Tech21–1
T4Penn State20–2
Teams with a single appearance

Won: Alabama, Baylor, Illinois, Louisville, Maryland, Oklahoma State, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Stanford, Texas Tech
Lost: Arkansas, Kansas, Michigan State, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Purdue, Rutgers, Syracuse

Appearances by conference

Through the December 2017 playing, there have been 28 games (56 total appearances).

Rank Conference Appearances Wins Losses Pct.
2The American[n 1]1055.500
3Big 12734.429
4Big Ten624.333
5Independents[n 2]413.250
  1. Following the 2013 split of the original Big East along football lines, the FBS schools reorganized as the American Athletic Conference, which retains the charter of the original Big East. Through 2012, Big East team compiled a record of 4–5.
  2. Penn State (1990, 1992), Florida State (1990), Notre Dame (2011)

See also


  1. "College Bowl Game Payouts". Statistic Brain. Retrieved 2015-12-25.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "The Making of a Blockbuster: How Wayne Huizenga Built a Sports and Entertainment Empire from Trash, Grit, and Videotape". Wiley. 1997. Retrieved 2008-01-01.
  3. "Russell Athletic Bowl History". Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  4. "CAMPING WORLD SIGNS ON AS TITLE SPONSOR OF ORLANDO BOWL". April 11, 2017. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  5. 1 2 "About". 2017. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  6. Adelson, Andrea (October 7, 2009). "College football: ACC improves deal with Champs Sports Bowl; will send No. 3 team to Orlando beginning in 2010". Archived from the original on October 9, 2009 via Wayback Machine.
  7. "History". Retrieved December 29, 2017.

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