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Fast Growing Pharmacy Benefits Provider Invests in Supporting Local CommunitiesRxBenefits, the nation's leading provider of pharmacy benefits solutions for small-to-mid-sized self-insured employers, today announced that they have entered a multi-year agreement to serve as a participating sponsor of the nationally televised Outback Bowl. Part of the prestigious New Year's Day
November 8, 2019

Outback Bowl Extends ESPN Partnership & New Year's Day Position Through 2026

Tampa,FL -- Outback Bowl President/CEO Jim McVay has announced an agreement to extend long-term broadcast partner ESPN's contract for six additional years through the January 2026 game. As part of the new agreement, the Outback Bowl will also continue to be played in the coveted New Year's Day line-up where
October 18, 2019

Outback Bowl welcomes "THE BOOM"

The Outback Bowl headquarters revealed "The Boom" on Tuesday, a unique, one-of-a-kind Boomerang Football artwork. The 3-D piece was manufactured by Tampa based Grand Theming Events. Bowl officials are offering fans in the Tampa area to come to the bowl office to see the unique artwork during the
October 1, 2019

Outback Bowl Celebrates Over 100 Charities Touched Through Giving Initiative

TAMPA, Fla. - With 100 days until the 2020 Outback Bowl, game officials are celebrating a special '100' milestone. Since its inception in 2016, the Outback Bowl Charitable Giving Initiative has donated to morethan 100 area charities - a total of $1.5 million to 110 organizations. The Initiative
September 24, 2019

The Outback Bowl: More Than A Football Game

September 5, 2019

Outback Bowl Tickets On Sale at Ticketmaster

Tampa, FL - Tickets to the January 2020 Outback Bowl, the area's annual major college football post-season bowl game, are now on sale through Ticketmaster. The bowl boasts the longest college football tradition in the Tampa Bay region with its 34th game to be played on New Year's Day
August 27, 2019

Outback Bowl Extends Contracts with SEC & Big Ten Through 2026 Game

Tampa, FL -- Outback Bowl officials have extended their contracts with the Southeastern Conference and Big Ten Conference for six additional years beginning with the January 2021 game through the January 2026 Bowl game. The agreements extend a current 24-year tradition of the two conferences squaring-off in the New
June 4, 2019

2020 Outback Bowl To Kickoff At 1:00 PM On New Year's Day

Tampa, FL - Outback Bowl officials confirmed today that their 2020 game, which hosts teams from the Big Ten Conference and Southeastern Conference, will be played on Wednesday, January 1st at Raymond James Stadium. The game will kick off at 1:00 PM ET on ESPN. It will continue
May 23, 2019

Outback Steakhouse Extends Title Sponsorship of Outback Bowl Through 2026

Outback Bowl to contribute $45 million to universities & $3.5 million to charitiesTampa, FL -- Outback Bowl officials announced today that long-time Title Sponsor Outback Steakhouse has agreed to extend its contract with the New Year's Day Bowl for six additional years through the January 2026
May 22, 2019

Tim Love to Chair 2019-20 Outback Bowl

Tampa, FL -- The Outback Bowl has announced Tim Love, President/CEO of Alltrust Insurance, has been elected to the post of Chairman of the Board of Directors of the popular New Year's Day college bowl game located in Tampa. Love has been a long-time volunteer with the Outback Bowl
May 1, 2019

47 Outback Bowl Alumni to Join NFL Teams Following 2019 Draft

Over its 33-year history, the Outback Bowl has played hostto some of the best college football players in the sport. This year's NFL draft featured 22 athletes that have played in recent Outback Bowl games, including eight from the 2019 game and six first-round picks.T.J. Hockenson, a
April 30, 2019

Outback Bowl Extends Agreements with Brightspark & Just for Kix Entertainment Groups

Tampa, FL- Fans attending the annual Outback Bowl game will continue to have the opportunity to see the colorful and entertaining halftime shows that have become a tradition of the bowl with contract extensions announced today with Brightspark Travel and Just For Kix. The two organizations select and
April 2, 2019

Outback Bowl Hires Blake Guthrie as Director of Community Partnerships

Tampa, FL - Outback Bowl officials announced today the hiring of Blake Guthrie as Director of Community Partnerships. Guthrie's responsibilities will include developing new partnerships for the bowl in addition to community involvement and selected event management. Guthrie has an extensive sports management background including time with the
February 21, 2019

Outback Bowl Director of Sales Retires After 27 Years

Tampa, FL - Outback Bowl officials announced today that long-time Director of Sales, Jerry Kulig, will retire next month. Kulig has been on staff with the bowl for almost twenty-seven years as Director of Sales. His responsibilities included corporate accounts, business partnerships, community relations and selected
February 20, 2019

Box Score - January 1, 2019

Game SummaryBox ScoreTeam1st2nd3rd4thTotalMississippi State Bulldogs6013322Iowa Hawkeyes0177327Scoring SummaryFIRST QUARTERMSSTIOWAFGJace Christmann kicked a 44-yard field goal30FGJace Christmann kicked a 42-yard field goal60SECOND QUARTERMSSTIOWAFGMiguel Recinos kicked a
January 1, 2019

Game Summary - January 1, 2019

Game SummaryBox ScoreTeam1st2nd3rd4thTotalMississippi State Bulldogs6013322Iowa Hawkeyes0177327TAMPA, Fla. -- Safety Jake Gervase made an interception in the end zone to help preserve a late lead, and ball-hawking Iowa Hawkeyes beat No. 18 Mississippi State in the Outback Bowl 27-22 Tuesday.Gervase also batted
January 1, 2019

Big Ten DB of Year Hooker Making an Impact

By Joey Johnston He was maybe a step slow. He wasn'tan overwhelming prospect and his big-time football scholarship offers werelimited to one. Clearly, the Iowa Hawkeyes sawsomething special in Amani Hooker. And their long-term vision has paidoff. When the Hawkeyes (8-4) meet theMississippi
December 27, 2018

Montez Sweat Hopes to Finish College Career with Bowl Win

By Joey Johnston It's appropriate that Mississippi State defensive end Montez Sweat will complete his college football career at an NFL venue. When Sweat leads his Bulldogs (8-4) against the Iowa Hawkeyes (8-4) in the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium, it's the close of a distinguished, well-decorated
December 27, 2018

John Mackey Award Winner Hockenson A Perfect Fit at Iowa

By Joey Johnston The University of Iowa football program could easily be renamed Tight End University. And this season is a perfect example. It seems like an embarrassment of riches. When the Hawkeyes (8-4) face the Mississippi State Bulldogs (8-4) in the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium,
December 20, 2018

QB Nick Fitzgerald Could Be Headache For Hawkeyes

By Joey Johnston:Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz was on a crash course through December, learning all he could about the Mississippi State Bulldogs, the opponent for the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl match up at Raymond James Stadium. It didn't take long for Ferentz to form an opinion on Nick Fitzgerald, Mississippi
December 20, 2018

Coach Joe Moorhead Writing Next Chapter at Mississippi State

By Joey Johnston He's an English major and a former sports writer. He pridefully composes his own talking points prior to press conferences and is always good for an eloquent postgame quote. Clearly, words mean a lot to State coach Joe Moorhead.But even
December 12, 2018

Kirk Ferentz Celebrates Twenty Years as Iowa Head Coach

By Joey Johnston Twenty years in one place? For the modern-day college-football coach, that's borderline impossible. Coaches get restless. Inevitably, they get fired. But even if it's their heart's desire, they rarely have an opportunity to put down a couple decades worth of roots. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz, who began
December 12, 2018

Mississippi State Notes

Mississippi State NotesBulldogs in 2018: The Bulldogs enter the Outback Bowl ranked 18th in the CFP Rankings with an 8-4 record where all losses came against teams in the top 15. They boast the No. 1 Scoring Defense in the nation and one of the nation's most potent
December 2, 2018

Iowa Hawkeye Notes

IOWA HAWKEYES NOTESIowa in 2018: The Hawkeyes end the regular season with an 8-4 record, marking their sixth consecutive winning season. Iowa ranks in the top three in the Big Ten in eight statistical categories. They are 1st in Scoring Defense, Interceptions and Sacks Against, while finishing 2nd in Sacks,
December 2, 2018

Iowa and Mississippi State to Square-off in Outback Bowl

Tampa, FL- The Iowa Hawkeyes and No. 18 Mississippi State Bulldogs will square-off for the first time in the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day in Tampa, bowl officials announced today. Both teams are 8-4. It will be the first time these teams have played in 119+ seasons
December 2, 2018