|Capital One Orange Bowl|
|Stadium||Hard Rock Stadium|
|Location||Miami Gardens, Florida (Dec. 1996–1998, 2000–present)|
|Previous stadiums||Miami Field (1935–1937)|
Miami Orange Bowl (1938–Jan. 1996, 1999)
|Previous locations||Miami, Florida (1935–Jan. 1996, 1999)|
|Conference tie-ins|| ACC (1999–present)|
SEC/Big Ten/Notre Dame (Dec. 2014–present)
CFP (Dec. 2014–present)
|Previous conference tie-ins|| Big Eight (1976–Jan. 1996)|
Big East (1999–2006)
BCS (1999–Jan. 2014)
|Payout||US$35 million/conference (As of 2009 [update] )|
Orange Bowl (1935–1988)
Federal Express Orange Bowl (1989–1993)
FedEx Orange Bowl (1994–2010)
Discover Orange Bowl (2011–Jan. 2014)
|Alabama vs. Oklahoma (Alabama 45–34)|
|ACC vs. Big Ten or SEC (December 30, 2019)|
The Orange Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game played in the Miami metropolitan area. It has been played annually since January 1, 1935, making it, along with the Sugar Bowl and the Sun Bowl, the second-oldest bowl game in the country, behind the Rose Bowl (first played 1902, played annually since 1916). The Orange Bowl is one of the New Year's Six, the top bowl games for the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision.
College football is gridiron football consisting of American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities. It was through college football play that American football rules first gained popularity in the United States.
In North America, a bowl game is one of a number of post-season college football games that are primarily played by teams belonging to the NCAA's Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). For most of its history, the Division I Bowl Subdivision had avoided using a playoff tournament to determine an annual national champion, which was instead traditionally determined by a vote of sports writers and other non-players. In place of such a playoff, various cities across the United States developed their own regional festivals featuring post-season college football games. Prior to 2002, bowl game statistics were not included in players' career totals and the games were mostly considered to be exhibition games involving a payout to participating teams. Despite attempts to establish a permanent system to determine the FBS national champion on the field, various bowl games continue to be held because of the vested economic interests entrenched in them.
The Miami metropolitan area, also known as the Greater Miami Area or South Florida, is the 73rd largest metropolitan area in the world and the seventh-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Located in southern Florida with 6,198,782 inhabitants as of 2018, the Miami metropolitan area is the most populous in Florida and second largest in the southeastern United States. It extends about 120 miles from north to south.
The Orange Bowl was originally held in the city of Miami at Miami Field before moving to the Miami Orange Bowl stadium in 1938. In 1996, it moved to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Since December 2014, the game has been sponsored by Capital One and officially known as the Capital One Orange Bowl. Previous sponsors include Discover Financial (2011–January 2014) and Federal Express/FedEx (1989–2010).
The Miami Orange Bowl was an outdoor athletic stadium in the southeastern United States, located in Miami, Florida, west of downtown in Little Havana. Considered a landmark, it was the home stadium for the Miami Hurricanes college football team, and the professional Miami Dolphins for their first 21 seasons, until the opening of Joe Robbie Stadium in nearby Miami Gardens in 1987. The stadium was the temporary home of the FIU Golden Panthers while its FIU Stadium underwent expansion during the 2007 season.
Hard Rock Stadium is a multipurpose stadium located in Miami Gardens, Florida, a city north of Miami. It is the home stadium of the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). Hard Rock Stadium also plays host to the Miami Hurricanes football team during their regular season. In addition, the facility hosts the Orange Bowl, an annual college football bowl game. It was the home to the Florida Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1993 to 2011. From 2019, the stadium is home to the Miami Open tennis tournament, played in March.
Miami Gardens is a city located in north-central Miami-Dade County, Florida. Its boundaries stretch from I-95 and NE 2nd Avenue on the east, to NW 47th and NW 57th Avenues on the west, and from the Broward County line on the north, to 151st Street on the south. The city name comes from one of the major roadways through the area, Miami Gardens Drive. According to the 2017 estimate from the US Census Bureau, the city had a population of 113,750, and it is the largest city in Florida that has a majority African American population. It is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people at the 2015 census.
In its early years, the Orange Bowl had no defined conference tie-ins; it often pitted a team from the southeastern part of the country against a team from the central or northeastern states. From the 1950s until the mid-1990s, the Orange Bowl had a strong relationship with the Big Eight Conference. The champion (or runner-up in years in which the “no-repeat” rule was invoked) was invited to the bowl game in most years during this time; the 1979 Orange Bowl even had two representatives from the Big Eight. Opponents of the Big Eight varied; but were often major independents, runners-up in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), or champions of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Since 2007, the Orange Bowl has hosted the ACC champion—unless they are involved in the national championship playoff, in which case another high-ranking ACC team team takes their place)—and has used the brand Home of the ACC Champion.
The Big Eight Conference was a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)-affiliated Division I-A college athletic association that sponsored football. It was formed in January 1907 as the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MVIAA) by its charter member schools: the University of Kansas, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, and Washington University in St. Louis. Additionally, the University of Iowa was an original member of the MVIAA, while maintaining joint membership in the Western Conference.
The 1979 edition of the Orange Bowl was played on Monday, January 1 in Miami, Florida, and featured the #6 Nebraska Cornhuskers and the #4 Oklahoma Sooners, both of the Big Eight Conference.
The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is an American college athletic conference whose member institutions are located primarily in the South Central and Southeastern United States. Its fourteen members include the flagship public universities of ten states, three additional public land grant universities, and one private research university. The conference is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. The SEC participates in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I in sports competitions; for football, it is part of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), formerly known as Division I-A.
In the 1990s, the Orange Bowl was a member of the Bowl Coalition, but kept its Big Eight tie-in. It was later a member of the Bowl Alliance. From 1998 to 2013, The Orange Bowl was a member of the now-defunct Bowl Championship Series (BCS). The Orange Bowl served as the BCS National Championship Game in 2001 and 2005. However, beginning with the 2006 season, the BCS National Championship Game became a stand-alone event, hosted by the local bowl organization about one week following the New Year's Day bowl games (including the Orange Bowl). Under that format, the Orange Bowl Committee hosted two separate games in both 2009 (the 2009 Orange Bowl on January 1 and the 2009 BCS National Championship Game on January 8) and in 2013 (the 2013 Orange Bowl on January 1 and the 2013 BCS National Championship Game on January 7) at all the same venue. The BCS ended after the 2013 season, being replaced by the current College Football Playoff (CFP). The Orange Bowl has served as one of six bowls in the CFP since the 2014 season; it hosted a national semifinal following the 2015 and 2018 seasons.
The Bowl Coalition was formed through an agreement among Division I-A college football bowl games and conferences for the purpose of forcing a national championship game between the top two teams and to provide quality bowl game matchups for the champions of its member conferences. It was established for the 1992 season after there were co-national champions for both the 1990 and 1991. The agreement was in place for the 1992, 1993, and 1994 college football seasons. It was the predecessor of the Bowl Alliance, and later the Bowl Championship Series.
The Bowl Alliance was an agreement among college football bowl games for the purpose of trying to match the top two teams in a national championship bowl game and to provide quality bowl game matchups for the champions of its member conferences. The agreement was in place for the 1995, 1996, and 1997 seasons and had replaced the Bowl Coalition. Each participating team in the Bowl Alliance Championship received $8.5 million from the television sponsors.
The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) was a selection system that created five bowl game match-ups involving ten of the top ranked teams in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of American college football, including an opportunity for the top two teams to compete in the BCS National Championship Game. The system was in place for the 1998 through 2013 seasons and in 2014 was replaced by the College Football Playoff.
In 1890, Pasadena, California held its first Tournament of Roses Parade to showcase the city's mild weather compared to the harsh winters in northern cities. As one of the organizers said: "In New York, people are buried in snow. Here, our flowers are blooming and our oranges are about to bear. Let's hold a festival to tell the world about our paradise." In 1902, the annual festival was enhanced by adding an American football game.
Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, located 11 miles (18 km) northeast of Downtown Los Angeles.
In 1926, leaders in Miami, Florida, decided to do the same with a "Fiesta of the American Tropics" that was centered around a New Year's Day football game. Although a second "Fiesta" was never held, Miami leaders, including Earnest E. Seiler, later revived the idea with the "Palm Festival" (with the slogan "Have a Green Christmas in Miami").
In 1932, George E. Hussey, official greeter of Miami, organized the first Festival of Palms Bowl, a predecessor of the Orange Bowl. With Miami suffering from both the Great Depression and the preceding Florida land bust, Hussey and other Miamians sought to help its economy by organizing a game similar to Pasadena's Rose Bowl.
Two games were played in this series at Moore Park in Miami, both pitting an invited opponent against a local team, the University of Miami. In the first game, played on January 2, 1933, Miami defeated Manhattan College 7–0. In the second game, played on New Year's Day 1934, Duquesne defeated Miami 33–7. Duquesne was coached by Elmer Layden, one of the Four Horsemen of Notre Dame.
These games are not recognized as bowl games by the NCAA because one team was guaranteed a berth regardless of record. However, following the success of these games, backers organized another game for New Year's Day 1935 under the Orange Bowl name. This game, unlike the Palm Festival Games, did not automatically grant a berth to one team, although the University of Miami was again a participant. For this reason, the 1935 Orange Bowl was later recognized by the NCAA as an official bowl game.
The Orange Bowl was played at Miami Field(located where Miami Orange Bowl was later built) from 1935 to 1937, the Miami Orange Bowl from 1938 to 1996, and again in 1999, and was moved to its current site, Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, in December 1996. The game was played back at the namesake stadium in 1999 (which would be the final bowl game ever in the Miami Orange Bowl) because the game was played on the same day the Miami Dolphins hosted an NFL Wild Card Playoff game. Coincidentally, both of those games were aired on ABC.
On January 1, 1965, the Texas vs. Alabama Orange Bowl was the first college bowl game to be televised live in prime time.
From 1968, the game usually featured the champion of the former Big Eight Conference. When the Big Eight Conference absorbed four members of the defunct Southwest Conference in 1996, the newly formed Big 12 Conference moved its conference champion tie-in to the Fiesta Bowl. Since 1998, however, with the creation of the Bowl Championship Series system, team selection for the Orange Bowl is now tied into the other three BCS Bowls.
From 1998 to 2005, the game hosted the champion of either the ACC or Big East conferences, unless they were invited to the National Championship game, or if the Orange Bowl itself was hosting the national championship matchup.
Starting with the 2006 season, the Orange Bowl has been exclusively tied with the ACC and has used the brand Home of the ACC Champion. As one of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) bowl games, the site of the Orange Bowl also hosted the national championship game one week after the Orange Bowl game; it did so on a four-year rotating basis with the other three BCS games (the others being the Sugar, Fiesta, and Rose Bowls).
From 1936 to 2001, the Orange Bowl Committee also sponsored a parade. In its heyday, the parade was a nighttime New Year's Eve tradition, televised nationally with lighted floats and displays going down part of Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami. However ratings dropped and the national television contract was lost in 1997, causing the parade to quickly become a shell of its former self since there were no sponsors for the elaborate floats. As a result, the committee chose to bring this tradition to an end in early 2002.
The very first King Orange Jamboree Parade was held the day before the 1936 game with 30 floats at an expense of $40,000 ($653,933 in 2012 dollars). Babs Beckwith was chosen as the first Orange Bowl queen.
The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is locked into a 12-year deal (2014–2025) with the Orange Bowl, so if the ACC champion qualifies for the playoffs in a year when the Orange Bowl is not a semifinal host, the next-highest ranked ACC team will play in the Orange Bowl. For the secondary tie-ins, the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and the Big Ten Conference are guaranteed three appearances each, and the University of Notre Dame can play in a maximum of two games, but is not guaranteed any appearances. The ACC team's opponent in a given year will be the highest-ranked available team from the SEC, Big Ten, and Notre Dame, subject to several constraints: the SEC and Big Ten champions are always excluded, and when an SEC and/or Big Ten team qualifies for the College Football Playoff, the next available team would also be excluded from participating in the Orange Bowl due to contractual obligations with the Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl, respectively. Also, should a highest-ranked team create a rematch with the ACC team, the Orange Bowl has the option of passing over that team for the next-highest ranked team among the Big Ten, SEC, and Notre Dame, again subject to the noted constraints. Rankings are based on the College Football Playoff committee's rankings. ESPN holds the television rights for 12 years as well.
Rankings are based on the AP Poll prior to the game being played.
|Date played||Winning team||Losing team||Venue||Attendance||Notes|
|January 1, 1935||Bucknell||26||Miami (Florida)||0||Miami Field||5,134||notes|
|January 1, 1936||Catholic||20||Mississippi||19||6,568||notes|
|January 1, 1937||#14 Duquesne||13||Mississippi State||12||9,210||notes|
|January 1, 1938||Auburn||6||Michigan State||0||Miami Orange Bowl||18,972||notes|
|January 2, 1939||#2 Tennessee||17||#4 Oklahoma||0||32,191||notes|
|January 1, 1940||#16 Georgia Tech||21||#6 Missouri||7||29,278||notes|
|January 1, 1941||#9 Mississippi State||14||#13 Georgetown||7||29,554||notes|
|January 1, 1942||#14 Georgia||40||TCU||26||35,786||notes|
|January 1, 1943||#10 Alabama||37||#8 Boston College||21||25,166||notes|
|January 1, 1944||LSU||19||Texas A&M||14||25,203||notes|
|January 1, 1945||Tulsa||26||#13 Georgia Tech||12||23,279||notes|
|January 1, 1946||Miami (Florida)||13||#16 Holy Cross||6||35,709||notes|
|January 1, 1947||#10 Rice||8||#7 Tennessee||0||36,152||notes|
|January 1, 1948||#10 Georgia Tech||20||#12 Kansas||14||59,578||notes|
|January 1, 1949||Texas||41||#8 Georgia||28||60,523||notes|
|January 2, 1950||#15 Santa Clara||21||#11 Kentucky||13||64,816||notes|
|January 1, 1951||#10 Clemson||15||#15 Miami (Florida)||14||65,181||notes|
|January 1, 1952||#6 Georgia Tech||17||#9 Baylor||14||65,839||notes|
|January 1, 1953||#9 Alabama||61||#14 Syracuse||6||66,280||notes|
|January 1, 1954||#4 Oklahoma||7||#1 Maryland||0||68,640||notes|
|January 1, 1955||#14 Duke||34||Nebraska||7||68,750||notes|
|January 2, 1956||#1 Oklahoma||20||#3 Maryland||6||76,561||notes|
|January 1, 1957||#20 Colorado||27||#19 Clemson||21||73,280||notes|
|January 1, 1958||#4 Oklahoma||48||#16 Duke||21||76,561||notes|
|January 1, 1959||#5 Oklahoma||21||#9 Syracuse||6||75,281||notes|
|January 1, 1960||#5 Georgia||14||#18 Missouri||0||72,186||notes|
|January 2, 1961||#5 Missouri||21||#4 Navy||14||72,212||notes|
|January 1, 1962||#4 LSU||25||#7 Colorado||7||68,150||notes|
|January 1, 1963||#5 Alabama||17||#8 Oklahoma||0||72,880||notes|
|January 1, 1964||#6 Nebraska||13||#5 Auburn||7||72,647||notes|
|January 1, 1965||#5 Texas||21||#1 Alabama||17||72,647||notes|
|January 1, 1966||#4 Alabama||39||#3 Nebraska||28||72,214||notes|
|January 2, 1967||Florida||27||#8 Georgia Tech||12||72,426||notes|
|January 1, 1968||#3 Oklahoma||26||#2 Tennessee||24||77,993||notes|
|January 1, 1969||#3 Penn State||15||#6 Kansas||14||77,719||notes|
|January 1, 1970||#2 Penn State||10||#6 Missouri||3||77,282||notes|
|January 1, 1971||#3 Nebraska||17||#5 LSU||12||80,699||notes|
|January 1, 1972||#1 Nebraska||38||#2 Alabama||6||78,151||notes|
|January 1, 1973||#9 Nebraska||40||#12 Notre Dame||6||80,010||notes|
|January 1, 1974||#6 Penn State||16||#13 LSU||9||60,477||notes|
|January 1, 1975||#9 Notre Dame||13||#2 Alabama||11||71,801||notes|
|January 1, 1976||#3 Oklahoma||14||#5 Michigan||6||76,799||notes|
|January 1, 1977||#11 Ohio State||27||#12 Colorado||10||65,537||notes|
|January 2, 1978||#6 Arkansas||31||#2 Oklahoma||6||60,987||notes|
|January 1, 1979||#4 Oklahoma||31||#6 Nebraska||24||66,365||notes|
|January 1, 1980||#5 Oklahoma||24||#4 Florida State||7||66,714||notes|
|January 1, 1981||#4 Oklahoma||18||#2 Florida State||17||71,043||notes|
|January 1, 1982||#1 Clemson||22||#4 Nebraska||15||72,748||notes|
|January 1, 1983||#3 Nebraska||21||#13 LSU||20||68,713||notes|
|January 2, 1984||#5 Miami (Florida)||31||#1 Nebraska||30||72,549||notes|
|January 1, 1985||#4 Washington||28||#2 Oklahoma||17||56,294||notes|
|January 1, 1986||#3 Oklahoma||25||#1 Penn State||10||74,178||notes|
|January 1, 1987||#3 Oklahoma||42||#9 Arkansas||8||52,717||notes|
|January 1, 1988||#2 Miami (Florida)||20||#1 Oklahoma||14||74,760||notes|
|January 2, 1989||#2 Miami (Florida)||23||#6 Nebraska||3||79,480||notes|
|January 1, 1990||#4 Notre Dame||21||#1 Colorado||6||81,190||notes|
|January 1, 1991||#1 Colorado||10||#5 Notre Dame||9||77,062||notes|
|January 1, 1992||#1 Miami (Florida)||22||#11 Nebraska||0||77,747||notes|
|January 1, 1993||#3 Florida State||27||#11 Nebraska||14||57,324||notes|
|January 1, 1994 BC||#1 Florida State||18||#2 Nebraska||16||81,536||notes|
|January 1, 1995 BC||#1 Nebraska||24||#3 Miami (Florida)||17||81,753||notes|
|January 1, 1996||#6 Florida State||31||#8 Notre Dame||26||72,198||notes|
|December 31, 1996||#6 Nebraska||41||#10 Virginia Tech||21||Pro Player Stadium @||63,297||notes|
|January 2, 1998 BA||#2 Nebraska||42||#3 Tennessee||17||74,002||notes|
|January 2, 1999||#7 Florida||31||#18 Syracuse||10|| Miami Orange Bowl ||67,919||notes|
|January 1, 2000||#8 Michigan||35||#5 Alabama||34||Pro Player Stadium @||70,461||notes|
|January 3, 2001 BCS||#1 Oklahoma||13||#3 Florida State||2||76,835||notes|
|January 2, 2002||#5 Florida||56||#6 Maryland||23||73,640||notes|
|January 2, 2003||#5 USC||38||#3 Iowa||17||75,971||notes|
|January 1, 2004||#10 Miami (Florida)||16||#9 Florida State||14||76,739||notes|
|January 4, 2005 BCS||#1 USC ||55||#2 Oklahoma||19||77,912||notes|
|January 3, 2006||#3 Penn State||26||#22 Florida State||23||Dolphins Stadium @||77,773||notes|
|January 2, 2007||#5 Louisville||24||#15 Wake Forest||13||Dolphin Stadium @||74,470||notes|
|January 3, 2008||#8 Kansas||24||#5 Virginia Tech||21||74,111||notes|
|January 1, 2009||#21 Virginia Tech||20||#12 Cincinnati||7||73,602||notes|
|January 5, 2010||#10 Iowa||24||#9 Georgia Tech||14||Land Shark Stadium @||66,131||notes|
|January 3, 2011||#5 Stanford||40||#12 Virginia Tech||12||Sun Life Stadium @||65,453||notes|
|January 4, 2012||#17 West Virginia||70||#22 Clemson||33||67,563||notes|
|January 1, 2013||#13 Florida State||31||#16 Northern Illinois||10||72,073||notes|
|January 3, 2014||#12 Clemson||40||#7 Ohio State||35||72,080||notes|
|December 31, 2014||#10 Georgia Tech||49||#8 Mississippi State||34||58,211||notes|
|December 31, 2015 CFP||#1 Clemson||37||#4 Oklahoma||17||67,615||notes|
|December 30, 2016||#10 Florida State||33||#6 Michigan||32||Hard Rock Stadium||67,432||notes|
|December 30, 2017||#6 Wisconsin||34||#11 Miami (Florida)||24||65,326||notes|
|December 29, 2018 CFP||#1 Alabama||45||#4 Oklahoma||34||66,203||notes|
|2019||December 30, 2019||Monday|
|2020||January 2, 2021||Saturday|
|2021||December 31, 2021||Friday|
|2022||December 30, 2022||Friday|
|2023||December 30, 2023||Saturday|
|2024||December 28, 2024||Saturday|
|2025||December 30, 2025||Tuesday|
Only teams with at least three appearances are listed.
Updated through the December 2018 edition (85 games, 170 total appearances).
|Rank||Conference||Appearances||Record||Win %||# of|
|1||Big Eight||42||20–22||.476||5|| Oklahoma (11–5) |
|2||SEC||35||18–17||.514||10|| Alabama (5–4)|
Georgia Tech (3–1)
Mississippi State (1–2)
Ole Miss (0–1)
|3||Independent||28||13–15||.464||15|| Miami (FL) (4–1) |
Notre Dame (2–3)
Penn State (3–1)
Florida State (0–2)
Santa Clara (1–0)
Boston College (0–1)
Georgia Tech (0–1)
Holy Cross (0–1)
Michigan State (0–1)
|4||ACC||25||11–14||.440||8|| Florida State (5–3)* |
Georgia Tech (1–1)
Virginia Tech (1–2)
Wake Forest (0–1)
Miami (FL) (0–1)
|5||Big Ten||9||5–4||.556||5|| Iowa (1–1)|
Ohio State (1–1)
Penn State (1–0)
|T6||Big East||8||4–4||.500||6|| Miami (FL) (2–1) |
West Virginia (1–0)
Virginia Tech (0–1)
|T6||SWC||8||4–4||.500||6|| Texas (2–0)|
Texas A&M (0–1)
|8||Big 12||7||4–3||.571||3|| Nebraska (2–0) |
|9||Pac-12||4||4–0||1.000||3|| USC (2–0)|
|T10||MAC||1||0–1||.000||1||Northern Illinois (0–1)*|
|T10||SIAA||1||0–1||.000||1||Miami (FL) (0–1)|
|Team||Record, Team vs. Opponent||Year|
|Most points scored (one team)||70, West Virginia vs. Clemson||2012|
|Most points scored (losing team)||35, Ohio State vs. Clemson||Jan. 2014|
|Most points scored (both teams)||103, West Virginia (70) vs. Clemson (33)||2012|
|Fewest points allowed||0, 8 times, most recent:|
Miami (FL) vs. Nebraska
|Largest margin of victory||55, Alabama (61) vs. Syracuse (6)||1953|
|Fewest yards allowed|
|Fewest rushing yards allowed|
|Fewest passing yards allowed|
|Individual||Record, Player, Team vs. Opponent||Year|
|Long Plays||Record, Player, Team vs. Opponent||Year|
The game was previously officially known as the Discover Orange Bowl, since Discover Financial was announced as title sponsor on August 26, 2010 as part of a new four-year agreement.The game had been called the FedEx Orange Bowl from 1989 to 2010, as FedEx sponsored the event during that period. Starting with the 2010–11 season, ESPN carried the Orange Bowl, replacing Fox after four seasons. ABC aired the game from 1999 to 2006, with CBS (1995–1998) and NBC (1964–1994) previously carrying the game.
Discover stated that they would not renew their sponsorship of the game further on June 9, 2014; the game will be a part of the College Football Playoff in the future, and CFP rightsholder ESPN has asked for higher sponsorship fees, in return.On September 22, 2014, Capital One was announced as the new title sponsor of the Orange Bowl, transferring their bowl game sponsorship from the Citrus Bowl. Subsequently, the company's "Capital One Mascot Challenge" winner naming ceremony also moved to the Orange Bowl.
ESPN is the current rightsholder of the Orange Bowl, a relationship that began in 2011 as part of the contract to broadcast the Bowl Championship Series games. In anticipation of the transition to the College Football Playoff in the 2014–15 season, ESPN reached a new deal with the game's organizers in November 2012 to extend its rights through 2026, paying $55 million yearly.The game is also broadcast nationally by ESPN Radio.
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The NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), formerly known as Division I-A, is the top level of college football in the United States. The FBS is the most competitive subdivision of NCAA Division I, which itself consists of the largest and most competitive schools in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). As of 2018, there are 10 conferences and 130 schools in FBS.
The 2010–11 NCAA football bowl games concluded the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season and included 35 team-competitive bowl games and four all-star games. The games began play with three bowls on December 18, 2010 and included the 2011 BCS National Championship Game in Glendale, Arizona played on January 10 at the University of Phoenix Stadium. The bowl season concluded with the East–West Shrine Game, the Eastham Energy All-Star Game, the Senior Bowl, the Dixie Gridiron Classic, and the NFLPA Game. One bowl, the Toronto-based International Bowl, has ceased operations.
The 2012–13 NCAA football bowl games were a series of college football bowl games. They concluded the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season, and included 35 team-competitive games and four all-star games. The games began on Saturday December 15, 2012 and, aside from the all-star games, concluded with the 2013 BCS National Championship Game in Miami Gardens, Florida that was played on January 7, 2013.
The College Football Playoff (CFP) is an annual postseason knockout invitational tournament to determine the national champion for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the highest level of college football competition in the United States. The inaugural tournament was held at the end of the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season which was won by the Ohio State Buckeyes. Four teams play in two semifinal games, and the winner of each semifinal advances to the College Football Playoff National Championship game.
The 2013–14 NCAA football bowl games were a series of college football bowl games. They concluded the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season, and included 35 team-competitive games and three all-star games. The games began on Saturday December 21, 2013 and, aside from the all-star games, ended with the 2014 BCS National Championship at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena that was played on January 6, 2014.
The 2014–15 NCAA football bowl games were a series of college football bowl games. They completed the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season, and included 39 team-competitive games and four all-star games. The games began on December 20, 2014 and, aside from the all-star games, ended with the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship which was played on January 12, 2015.
The 2014 Fiesta Bowl was a college football bowl game played on December 31, 2014, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The 44th Fiesta Bowl was one of the New Year's Bowls of the College Football Playoff. It was one of the 2014–15 bowl games that conclude the 2014 FBS football season. The game was sponsored by the Vizio consumer electronics company and is officially known as the Vizio Fiesta Bowl.
The 2015–16 NCAA football bowl games were a series of college football bowl games. They completed the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The games began on December 19, 2015 and, aside from the all-star games, ended with the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship which was played on January 11, 2016.
The 2016–17 NCAA football bowl games were a series of college football bowl games which completed the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The games began on December 17, 2016, and aside from the all-star games ended with the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship which was played on January 9, 2017.
The New Year's Six (NY6) bowls are the top six major NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision bowl games: the Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Orange Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Peach Bowl, and Fiesta Bowl. The New Year's Six represent six of the ten oldest bowl games currently played at the FBS level. These six top-tier bowl games rotate the hosting of the two College Football Playoff (CFP) semifinal games, which determine the teams that play in the final College Football Playoff National Championship game. The rotation is set on a three-year cycle with the following pairings: Rose/Sugar, Orange/Cotton, and Fiesta/Peach.
The 2018–19 NCAA football bowl games were a series of college football bowl games completing the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The games began on December 15, 2018, and, aside from the all-star games that follow, ended with the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship, which was played on January 7, 2019.
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