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Rutgers To Play In 2012 Russell Athletic Bowl
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will play in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Friday, December 28 against a to-be-announced ACC foe.  Rutgers (9-3, 5-2 Big East) heads to an Orlando bowl for the first time in school history and heads to The City Beautiful riding a five-game bowl win streak, tied for the nation’s longest. It has played in seven...

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Selection Snapshot: Syracuse Orange
Louisville's big win over Rutgers last night gave Syracuse a share of the Big East title, but the Cardinals will likely earn the BCS berth. While the Orange won't be headed to the Orange Bowl, they could be paying a visit to Orange County this holiday season. Record: 7-5 Record vs. Bowl-Eligible Teams (6-6 or better): 2-5 Key Wins: vs. Louisville ...

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Selection Snapshot: NC State Wolfpack
The Wolfpack have had a tumultuous season in 2011, going from a victory over then-No. 3 Florida State in October to a coaching change at the end of the season. The Wolfpack have had more appearances in what is now the Russell Athletic Bowl than any other team and could be in line for another appearance in 2012. Record: 7-5 Record vs. Bowl-Eligible...

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Weekend Spotlight: Georgia Tech vs. No. 13 Florida State
Championship Week has arrived, and the stakes could hardly be higher for either team. At stake is not just a conference title, but also an Orange Bowl berth. Based on records alone (10-2 Florida State v. 6-6 Georgia Tech), the game appears to be a mismatch, but when there's this much at stake, never count out an underdog. Kickoff: 8:00 pm EST Tel...

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Selection Snapshot: Louisville Cardinals
Louisville may have their sights set on a BCS berth with Thursday's game against Rutgers looming, but a loss could send the Cardinals to Orlando. Record: 9-2 Record vs. Bowl-Eligible Teams (6-6 or better): 4-2 Big East Key Wins:  vs. Temple (45-17), vs Cincinnati (34-31 OT) Key Losses: @ Syracuse (45-26), vs. Connecticut (23-20 3OT) Last ...

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Selection Snapshot: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
With the ACC Championship Game still to play, Georgia Tech's bowl picture remains fuzzy. A win over Florida State in Charlotte would send the Yellow Jackets to the BCS. A loss to the Seminoles might remove them from bowl contention altogether at 6-7. If the Jackets are granted a waiver to allow postseason play, they could bring the nation's third-b...

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Week(day) Spotlight: Louisville at Rutgers
The Louisville Cardinals and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights face off this weekend in the de facto Big East championship game. Though a Louisville win will force a three-way tie in conference standings, the Cardinals would still earn the automatic BCS bid due to tiebreakers. The Scarlet Knights can earn that BCS berth outright with a victory. Kickoff:...

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Selection Snapshot: Virginia Tech Hokies
Even in a "down" year, the Hokies continued their streak of bowl eligibility. Frank Beamer's teams always prove dangerous with an extra month to prepare. Record: 6-6 Record vs. Bowl-Eligible Teams (6-6 or better): 3-4* Key Wins: vs. Duke (41-20), vs. Georgia Tech (20-17 OT) Key Losses: @ Pittsburgh (35-17), vs. Cincinatti (27-24) Last Bowl App...

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Selection Snapshot: Cincinnati Bearcats
Cincinnati takes on UConn this weekend and must beat the Huskies to keep pace with Rutgers and Louisville for Russell Athletic Bowl contention. Record: 8-3 Record vs. Bowl-Eligible Teams (6-6 or better): 2-3 Key Wins: Virginia Tech (27-24), Syracuse (35-24) Key Losses: @ Louisville (34-31 OT), Rutgers (10-3) Last Bowl Appearance: Auto Zone Libe...

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Selection Snapshot: Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Rutgers hosts Louisville on Thursday with the Big East's BCS spot on the line. If they don't win that game, they'd be on the board for the Russell Athletic Bowl. Record: 9-2 Record vs. Bowl-Eligible Teams (6-6 or better): 5-1 Big East Key Wins: vs. Syracuse (23-15), @ Cincinnati (10-3) Key Losses: vs. Kent State (35-23), @ Pittsburgh (27-6) Last...

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