Southeastern ConferenceBig Ten Conference|Atlantic Coast Conference

Outback Bowl News

Outback Bowl To Celebrate 35th Anniversary; Unveils Commemorative Logo

Tampa, FL - The Outback Bowl will celebrate its 35th Anniversary game in January. As it begins new six-year agreements signed last year with title sponsor Outback Steakhouse, TV Network partner ESPN/ABC and the SEC, Big Ten Conference and ACC the popular New Year's Day college football bowl game
May 12, 2020

Record 33 Outback Bowl Alumni Selected in NFL Draft

Tampa, FL -- Over its 34-year history the Outback Bowl hasplayed host to some of the best college football players in the sport. This year's NFL draft featured a record thirty-three(33) players that have played in recent Outback Bowl games, including elevenfrom the 2020 game and five first-round picks.
April 27, 2020

Rita Lowman Elected to Chair 2020-21 Outback Bowl

Tampa, FL -- The Outback Bowl has announced Rita Lowman,President of Pilot Bank, has been elected to the post of Chair of the Board of Directors of the popular New Year's Day college bowl game located in Tampa. Lowman has been a long-time volunteer and sponsor with the Outback
April 20, 2020

Outback Bowl Charitable Giving Initiative Reaches $2 Million in 2020

TAMPA, Fla. - In addition to the $155 million contributed to universities over its history, including approximately $6.5 million this past game, the Outback Bowl Charitable Giving Initiative commitment has now exceeded $2 million in donations to non-profits since 2016. Outback Bowl officials presented its most recent check in the
February 24, 2020

Box Score - January 1, 2020

Game SummaryBox ScoreTeam1st2nd3rd4thTotal  #18 Minnesota Gophers10140731  #12 Auburn Tigers1077024Scoring SummaryFIRST QUARTERMINNAUBFGAnders Carlson kicked a 24-yard field goal03FGMichael Lantz kicked a 40-yard field goal33TDMinnesota kicked off, Noah Igbinoghene returned
January 1, 2020

Game Summary - January 1, 2020

Game SummaryBox ScoreTeam1st2nd3rd4thTotal  #18 Minnesota Gophers10140731  #12 Auburn Tigers1077024TAMPA, Fla. -- With the clock winding down on a dominating performance in the Outback Bowl, Minnesota fans broke into a chant of "Row the boat, row the boat, row the boat."The never-give-up mantra coach
January 1, 2020

Auburn Player Post-Game Quotes

#10 Bo Nix (QB)On not being able to find a rhythm on offense"They were really and they were well-coached. They came out and outplayed us and we just couldn't get it done."On what he saw from the running game"At times, we ran the ball decent and many times, we didn't.
January 1, 2020

Minnesota Player Post-Game Quotes

#24 Mohamed Ibrahim (RB)On putting up over 400 yards against a tough Auburn defense"We just wanted to go out and play our best; we didn't end the season the way we wanted to and this was the next opportunity to play our best. We had a whole month to prepare
January 1, 2020

Outback Bowl MVP Tyler Johnson Post-Game Quotes

Outback Bowl: Auburn vs MinnesotaWednesday, January 1, 2020Tyler JohnsonMinnesota GophersMinnesota 31, Auburn 24MICHAEL STUTTS, CHIEF CUSTOMER OFFICER, BLOOMIN BRANDS: Good afternoon, everybody. Welcome to Tampa. Today we saw two incredible teams put on an incredible performance. One individual stood out. I'll end the suspense now and tell you that the
January 1, 2020

P.J. Fleck Post-Game Quotes

Outback Bowl: Auburn vs MinnesotaWednesday, January 1, 2020P.J. FleckMinnesota GophersMinnesota 31, Auburn 24DAVID DENO, CEO, BLOOMIN BRANDS: Good afternoon, everybody. On behalf of Outback, I want to congratulate the Auburn Tigers. The winning University of Minnesota Golden Gophers for their great win. As a native of Minnesota, it's just so
January 1, 2020

Gus Malzahn Post-Game Quotes

Outback Bowl: Auburn vs MinnesotaWednesday, January 1, 2020Gus MalzahnAuburn TigersMinnesota 31, Auburn 24BRETT PATTERSON, GVP OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE OPERATIONS: Welcome. Certainly on behalf of the Outback Bowl, the city of Tampa, just wanted to recognize Coach Malzahn and the Auburn Tigers, for being here. Put on a fantastic game, one of
January 1, 2020

Antoine Winfield Jr. Has Waited A Long Time for This Game

By Joey Johnston The Minnesota Golden Gophers havewaited a long time for this. On Jan. 1, the Gophers (10-2) will face the AuburnTigers (9-3) in the Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium, hoping to completeone of the most successful years in the program's 137-season history. But no
December 31, 2019

Derrick Brown Making Impact On and Off The Field

Derrick Brown Making Impact On and Off TheField By Joey Johnston Auburn University defensive tackleDerrick Brown is an unusual man. It goes way beyond the size/speedcombination - a 6-foot-5, 318-pounder with quick
December 31, 2019

Ohio State School of Blind Marching Band to Lead Outback Bowl Parade, Perform at Bowl Game

The Ohio State School for the Blind Bandis the only blind marching band in the world. It will also be the lead band inthe Outback Bowl New Year's Eve Parade in Tampa Tuesday night and will be partof a massed
December 29, 2019

Outback Bowl Head Coaches Joint News Conference

Outback Bowl: Auburn vs MinnesotaSaturday, December 28, 2019Gus MalzahnPJ FleckPress ConferenceTHE MODERATOR: Thank you all for being here. I'd like to just, first of all, welcome all the media and the fans, as well, to the Tampa Bay area for the Outback Bowl.The Outback Bowl, this is our 34th year
December 28, 2019


TAMPA, Fla. -- Players andcoaches from the Auburn Tigers and Minnesota Golden Gophers football teams helpedbring some holiday cheer to patients at Tampa General Hospital today. In Tampafor the Outback Bowl, team members took a break from bowl practice andactivities to spend time lifting spirits and talking
December 27, 2019

​Morgan To Bateman Has Become A Golden Combination For Gophers

Morgan To Bateman Has Become A GoldenCombination For Gophers By Joey Johnston The Minnesota Golden Gophers arebringing one of the nation's top passing combinations to the Outback Bowl -sophomore quarterback Tanner Morgan to sophomore
December 27, 2019

Tampa Bay Highlighted Nationally During Outback Bowl Preview Special

Tampa Bay Highlighted Nationally on ESPNNetworks During Outback Bowl Preview Special TAMPA, Fla. (December 26, 2019) - OnNew Year's Day, viewers across the world will
December 26, 2019

Bo Nix Hoping To Check One More Box In Storybook Season

By Joey Johnston If Auburn University quarterback BoNix leads the Tigers (9-3) past the Minnesota Golden Gophers (10-2) in the Jan.1 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium, it would seem like a storybook finish. But the Bo Nix tale is nothing like anormal storybook, not even
December 24, 2019

Coach P. J. Fleck Brings Energy to Everything He Does. And He's Not Going to Stop

By Joey Johnston He's nonstop energy, a hyperkinetic personality, a force of nature. When it comes to Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck, whose Golden Gophers (10-2) face the Auburn Tigers (9-3) in the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium, everyone seemingly has the same question. Is Fleck always like
December 20, 2019

Today Coach Gus Malzahn is Focused on Just One Game

By Joey Johnston Auburn University coach Gus Malzahn prefers to focus on current events, such as finding ways to help his Tigers (9-3) defeat the Minnesota Golden Gophers (10-2) in the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. That would make for a monumental finish. It would mark the
December 19, 2019

Auburn and Minnesota to Square-off in 2020 Outback Bowl

Tampa, FL- The No. 9 Auburn Tigers will meet No. 16 Minnesota in the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day in Tampa, bowl officials announced today. It will be the first match-up in history for the two teams. Minnesota won 10 games in the regular season for
December 8, 2019

Outback Bowl Gives Thanks for Local Charities

TheOutback Bowl is thankful for the positive impact local charities are havingacross the region and is grateful they are able to support the mission of somany incredible organizations.TAMPA, Fla.(November 28, 2019) - Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to reflect on allthe good things in life.
November 27, 2019


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