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2011 Bowl Projections: Looking Ahead To Potential Participants In Region's

One of the many rewards of having warm weather year round is the ability to host sporting events like the Super Bowl or college football bowl games. The state of Florida has enjoyed those games and the tourist money they bring in for many years now, and even more so lately with the increased number of bowl games scheduled. This year, the state of Florida will host six bowl games, including, of course, the Orange Bowl on December 4th. Let's take a look at all six games and who is projected to participate in each of them now that the 2011 college football season is entering its home stretch.

 

Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg

  • Date: December 20th, 8 pm EST
  • Where: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Network: ESPN
  • Who: Big East vs. C-USA
  • Projection (ESPN): Pittsburgh vs. Marshall

Champs Sports

  • Date: December 29th, 5:30 pm EST
  • Where: Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL
  • Network: ESPN
  • Who: ACC vs. Big East
  • Projection (ESPN): Florida State vs. Notre Dame

Outback Bowl

  • Date: January 2nd, 1 pm.
  • Where: Raymond Jones Stadium, Tampa, FL
  • Network: ABC
  • Who: Big Ten vs. SEC
  • Projection (ESPN): Michigan vs. South Carolina

Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl

  • Date: January 2nd, 1 pm.
  • Where: EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL
  • Network: ESPN2
  • Who: Big Ten vs. SEC
  • Projection (ESPN): Penn State vs. Florida

Capital One Bowl

  • Date: January 2nd, 1 pm.
  • Where: Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL
  • Network: ESPN
  • Who: Big Ten vs. SEC
  • Projection: Wisconsin vs. Arkansas

Orange Bowl

  • Date: January 4th, 8:30 pm.
  • Where: Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL
  • Network: ESPN
  • Who: BCS vs. BCS
  • Projection (SB Nation): Clemson vs. West Virginia

For more 2011 bowl projections, check out SB Nation's college football hub. For a complete bowl schedule, click here.

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