Champs Sports Bowl 2011

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Every NFL player got their start in HS. Some were stars, some had just discovered the game. Now, six of them are going back to lend a surprise hand.

Florida State Vs. Notre Dame Recap, Champs Sports Bowl 2011: The Numerical

The stats that mattered in Florida State's 18-14 win over Notre Dame in yesterday's Champs Sports Bowl, from E.J. Manuel's pass protection, to Rashad Greene's (and the FSU offense's) brief...

2011 Champs Sports Bowl Final Score: Florida State Comes Back To Down Notre Dame, 18-14


Early in the second half, there was a time Florida State had more return yardage that yards produced by its offense. The Notre Dame defense had held the Seminoles scoreless through the first half...

Florida State Vs. Notre Dame Score: FSU Offense Shows Up


It doesn't take much of an offensive surge to come back when you're only down by two touchdowns, but just a few minutes ago that sounded like an impossible task for the Florida St. Seminoles. An E...

VIDEO: Michael Floyd's Circus Catch Gives Champs Sports Bowl Life


So far, Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver Michael Floyd has pretty much produced all of this game's non-defensive highlights. He had a nice punt return early on, and then ... the Champs...

Champs Sports Bowl 2011 Halftime Score: Echoes Feeling Drowsy


The Notre Dame Fighting Irish lead the Florida St. Seminoles, 7-0, in the Champs Sports Bowl. I'm sorry that was written so dryly, but we all understand what we're working with here. 196 combined...

2011 Champs Sports Bowl Score Update: Least-Surprising Fumble Return Touchdown Ever


You'd be forgiven for thinking the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are counting on bizarre Florida St. Seminoles turnovers in order to generate scoring. After watching the opening sequence of events, it...

Florida State Vs. Notre Dame, Champs Sports Bowl 2011: Can Eight-Win Teams Be Elite?

A preview of the Champs Sports Bowl between Florida State and Notre Dame. Florida State holds a slight advantage in what should be a tight game of teams who underachieved compared to their statistics.

Champs Sports Bowl 2011, Florida State Vs. Notre Dame: Time, TV Schedule, Odds And More

Florida State and Notre Dame no longer carry the kind of cache they did in the 1990s, but they do make for an interesting Champs Sports Bowl matchup.

Champs Sports Bowl 2011, Florida State Vs. Notre Dame: Seminoles, Fighting Irish Respect Tradition


The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Florida State Seminoles are getting set to play in the 2011 Champs Sports Bowl. This will be the first meeting between the teams since Florida State blanked...

Champs Sports Bowl 2011: Irish Hope To Win Third Straight Bowl Game


The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are preparing to take on the Florida State Seminoles in the hopes of winning their third straight bowl game. If the Irish want to beat the Noles, they're going to have...

Florida State Vs. Notre Dame, The Historical: The 1993 Rematch That Wasn't

In 1993, No. 1 Florida State played No. 2 Notre Dame in South Bend for a contest most predicted would be an elimination game for the national championship. Things didn't work out that way.

Champs Sports Bowl 2011: Bert Reed Might Still Play For FSU

Florida State could get back receiver Bert Reed for the Champs Sports Bowl.

Champs Sports Bowl 2011: Jermaine Thomas Academically Ineligible

Florida State senior running back Jermaine Thomas will miss the Champs Sports Bowl.

Florida State's Jermaine Thomas Ineligible For Champs Sports Bowl


Florida State senior running back Jermaine Thomas has been ruled academically ineligible for the 2011 Champs Sports Bowl, the Associated Press reports. "He didn't pass a class, so he will not be...

Champs Sports Bowl 2011: Fighting Irish Preparing For Battle In Trenches


If the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are going to come away with a win over the Florida State Seminoles in the 2011 Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, Florida, they're going to need a solid performance...

Like Everyone Else, FSU Just Can't Wait For The Champs Sports Bowl

Florida State's Avis Commack was arrested early in the weekend for the alleged theft of an iPad, making for an important lesson about patience:↵↵@DrSaturday An FSU player is accused of stealing...

Champs Sports Bowl 2011: Notre Dame, Florida State To Square Off, Reportedly


The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Florida St. Seminoles will meet in one of the 2011 bowl season's name-brandiest bowl games, according to CBS Sports. The Champs Sports Bowl gets to pair the...

The Champs Sports Bowl's Twitter Mastery: An Interview With The Talent

@ChampsSportsBwl If ND stands for North Dakota, 0%. If ND = Neil Diamond, 76% RT @abrescia00: Is there a 99% or 100% chance ND is going to be in your bowl?     Watching a bowl game's Twitter feed...

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