11 Facts About Orange Bowl


Orange Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game played in the Miami metropolitan area.

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The Orange Bowl is one of the New Year's Six, the top bowl games for the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision.

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Orange Bowl was originally held in the city of Miami at Miami Field before moving to the Miami Orange Bowl stadium in 1938.

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From 1998 to 2013, the Orange Bowl was a member of the now-defunct Bowl Championship Series .

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The Orange Bowl served as the BCS National Championship Game in 2001 and 2005.

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Under that format, the Orange Bowl Committee hosted two separate games in both 2009 and in 2013, all at the same venue.

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The Orange Bowl has served as one of six bowls in the CFP since the 2014 season.

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Orange Bowl was played at Miami Field 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.

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From 1998 to 2013 with the creation of the Bowl Championship Series system, team selection for the Orange Bowl was tied into the other three BCS Bowls and the BCS National Championship Game.

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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.

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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.

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