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 read more
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 read more
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 read more
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 read more
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 read more
February 20, 2019

Box Score - January 1, 2019

Game SummaryBox Score Team1st2nd3rd4thTotalMississippi State Bulldogs6013322Iowa Hawkeyes0177327 Scoring Summary FIRST QUARTERMSSTIOWAFGJace Christmann kicked a 44-yard field goal30FGJace Christmann kicked a read more
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 read more
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 read more
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 read more
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, read more
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 read more
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 read more
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 read more
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 read more
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, read more
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 read more
December 2, 2018

Outback Bowl Tickets On Sale At Ticketmaster

Tickets to the January 2019 Outback Bowl, the area's annual major college football post-season bowl game, are now on sale through Ticketmaster. The bowl will be celebrating its 33rd year as it plays host to teams from the Southeastern Conference and Big Ten Conference on New Year's Day in Raymond read more
August 28, 2018

Bowl Selects Team IP for Exclusive Merchandise & Promotions Partnership

Stuart, FL - August 23, 2018 - Team IP announced today that it has been selected as the exclusive provider of custom merchandise and digital services including e-commerce for the 2019 Outback Bowl in Tam pa, Florida.The Outback Bowl attracts tens-of-thousands of out of market visitors each year from more read more
August 23, 2018