Opponent: Syracuse Orange
Date: December 28, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Camping World Stadium - Orlando, Florida
History: From Wikipedia
The bowl was founded in 1990 by Raycom and was originally played at Joe Robbie Stadium outside the city of Miami. It was formed under the name Sunshine Football Classic, but due to corporate title sponsorships, was never actually contested under this name, nor even referred to as such except during brief intervals between corporate sponsors. During its Miami existence, it successively went by the names Blockbuster Bowl, CarQuest Bowl, and the MicronPC Bowl.
In 2001, the bowl changed hands, and was relocated to Orlando. The bowl briefly became known as the Tangerine Bowl, a historic moniker, which was the original title of the game now known as the Citrus Bowl. Foot Locker, the parent company of Champs Sports, purchased naming rights in 2004, naming it the Champs Sports Bowl. In early 2012, naming rights were agreed to by Russell Athletic for games through 2017. In early 2017, Camping World signed an agreement with Florida Citrus Sports to be the new title sponsor of the game through 2020.
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 0-4 all time in this bowl. They first appeared in 1994 vs South Carolina Gamecock and lost 24-21. They appeared three years later against Georgia Tech and lost 35-30. Their third appearance came in 2010 in Bill Stewart’s last year when the Mountaineers lost to N.C. State 23-7. Their fourth appearance came two years ago in 2016 when the Mountaineers played Miami-Florida Hurricanes and lost 31-14 in Skyler Howard’s final game.