Pratico Named Chair of 2016-17 Outback Bowl

Tampa, FL -- The Outback Bowl has announced Steven Pratico, Partner at Barnett Bolt Kirkwood Long & Koche, P.A, 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. Pratico has been a volunteer read more
April 28, 2016

2017 Outback Bowl to Kickoff at 1:00PM ET January 2nd

Tampa, FL - Outback Bowl officials confirmed today that their 2017 game will be played on Monday,January 2nd along with the other traditional New Year's Day bowls. The game will also move its kickoff time back to 1:00 PM ET and be televised on ABC. The Outback Bowl, read more
March 29, 2016

Northwestern Player Post Game Quotes

QB Clayton ThorsonOn Tennessee's defense and whether they were better than they had thought and what he thought their strengths were"They have a very good team and they didn't make mistakes; and we have obviously seen teams like that. I wouldn't say that they have one particular strength. Their D-line read more
January 1, 2016

Tennessee Player Post Game Quotes

Tight End Alex EllisOn how much the Tennessee program has changed"Everything has changed; the whole culture. When you've got leaders like Curt (Maggitt) and people like that, we came in together, Mack (Crowder) and (Kyler )Kerbyson and (Brian) Randolph, just people like that. It has no way to go but read more
January 1, 2016

Outback Bowl MVP Jalen Hurd

JALEN HURDAny question you were going to play today?No. I battled a little hamstring pull at the beginning of the week, but I did treatment all week, and I put in my mind that I was going to play either way, and that's what I did tonight. What did read more
January 1, 2016

Box Score - January 1, 2016

Game SummaryBox ScoreTeam1st2nd3rd4thTotalNorthwestern Wildcats06006Tennessee Volunteers71072145 Scoring Summary FIRST QUARTERNWTENNTDJoshua Dobbs rushed to the right for 14 yard touchdown (Aaron Medley made PAT)07SECOND QUARTERNWTENNFGAaron Medley kicked a read more
January 1, 2016

Butch Jones Post Game Quotes

COACH BUTCH JONESOpening StatementFirst of all, happy to new year to everyone, and I'd like to thank Jim McVay and the entire Outback Bowl. This was a destination that we really worked hard to get to, the week, the festivities. This is what separates it as one of read more
January 1, 2016

Pat Fitzgerald Post Game Quotes

COACH PAT FITZGERALDOpening StatementThanks for the great introduction and to Outback for being one of the great sponsors of one of the great games in college football and for the opportunity for our young men to come down here to Tampa and experience a first class week. Obviously it's what read more
January 1, 2016

Game Summary - January 1, 2016

Game SummaryBox ScoreTeam1st2nd3rd4thTotalNorthwestern Wildcats06006Tennessee Volunteers71072145TAMPA, Fla. -- The architect of Tennessee's resurgence won't be happy until the Volunteers are perennial championship contenders again.Butch Jones, nevertheless, is proud of the progress the Vols have made in his three seasons as coach and read more
January 1, 2016

Outback Bowl Head Coaches Joint News Conference

Opening StatementBUTCH JONES: Well, first of all, again, I'd like to thank Jim McVay and the Tampa Bay Bowl Association for their professionalism. Bruce Poli has done a tremendous job, the highway patrol, everyone involved with the bowl game. It's been outstanding, so on behalf of the University read more
December 29, 2015

Northwestern and Tennessee Players Visit Kids at Tampa General Hospital

Tampa, FL - Players and coaches from the Northwestern Wildcats and Tennessee Volunteer football teams in town for the Outback Bowl visited children and patients at Tampa General Hospital of Tampa today to bring them a little cheer for the holidays.Representing Northwestern were LB Anthony Walker, CB Keith Watkins, SB read more
December 28, 2015

Teams Feast at Outback Steakhouse Welcome Dinner

Tampa,FL - In one of the Outback Bowl's signature traditions, bowl officials extended a special welcome to the Tennessee Volunteers and the Northwestern Wildcats tonight during the first official bowl week event at the Outback Steakhouse Team Welcome Dinner. The teams official travel parties were treated to a feast read more
December 26, 2015

Tennessee Notes

Tennessee in 2015: The Volunteers will enter the Outback Bowl with a 8-4 record and ranked 23rd in the College Football Playoff ranking. Tennessee won their last five games of the season. Two of their four losses were to teams in the CFP playoff while the other read more
December 6, 2015

Northwestern Notes

Northwestern NotesNorthwestern in 2015: The Wildcats will enter the Outback Bowl with a 10-2 record and ranked 13th in the College Football Playoff ranking. Northwestern won their last five games of the season en route to their first 10 win regular season since 1995, and the fourth in read more
December 6, 2015

Tickets To Go On Sale August 31st at Ticketmaster

Tampa, FL - Tickets to the 2016 Outback Bowl, the area's annual major college football post-season bowl game, go on sale to the general public through Ticketmaster on Monday August 31 at 10:00AM ET. The bowl will be celebrating its 30th anniversary as it plays host to teams from read more
August 28, 2015

Twenty-four Outback Bowl Alumni Selected in 2015 NFL Draft

Fans watching the Outback Bowl get to see some of the best college football talent and that point continues to be proven each spring by NFL teams as twenty-four players who have played in the New Year's Day game during their college careers were selected in the 2015 NFL draft. read more
May 7, 2015