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The Gridiron Classic is an annual post-season college football all-star game featuring a team representing Florida versus a team from the rest of the United States. It now alternates with the Hula Bowl as being the final college football game of the season, and was generally held in mid-January at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida, but for 2004 and 2005 it was played in The Villages. As of July 20, 2005, the game was searching for a new stadium, possibly in Daytona Beach's Municipal Stadium or Disney's Wide World of Sports. A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... All-star (also, Allstar or All Star) is a term with meanings in both the worlds of sports and entertainment. ... State nickname: Sunshine State Other U.S. States Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush (R) Official languages English Area 170,451 km² (22nd)  - Land 137,374 km²  - Water 30,486 km² (17. ... The Hula Bowl is an independently administered post-season invitational college football game held each year in Hawaii. ... January is the first month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... The Citrus Bowl is a stadium in Orlando, Florida, USA, built for American football and currently seating around 70,000. ... Skyline of Orlando at night, from across Lake Eola The city of Orlando is the county seat of Orange County, Florida. ... The Villages is a large, active 55+ adult community in the horse country of Central Florida, USA, about 20 miles south of Ocala and 60 miles northwest of Orlando. ...


UPDATE: On Friday August 19th 2005, Florida Citrus Sports canceled THE VILLAGES GRIDIRON CLASSIC for the year 2006. The organization failed to find a sponsor, after THE VILLAGES, a retirement community 60 miles north of Orlando, FL, decided not to renew the annual game at their facility.



2005-06 Division I-A College football Bowl Game season:

New Orleans (Dec. 20) | GMAC (Dec. 21) | Poinsettia (Dec. 22) | Las Vegas (Dec. 22) | Fort Worth (Dec. 23) | Hawaii (Dec. 24) | Motor City (Dec. 26) | Champs Sports (Dec. 27) | Insight (Dec. 27) | MPC Computers (Dec. 28) | Alamo (Dec. 28) | Emerald (Dec. 29) | Holiday (Dec. 29) | Music City (Dec. 30) | Sun (Dec. 30) | Independence (Dec. 30) | Peach (Dec. 30) | Meineke Car Care (Dec. 31) | Liberty (Dec. 31) | Houston (Dec. 31) | Outback (Jan. 2) | Cotton (Jan. 2) | Gator (Jan. 2) | Capital One (Jan. 2) Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... The 2005-06 NCAA college football bowl season is a series of 32 post-season games (including the Bowl Championship Series) that will be played in December 2005 and January 2006 for Division I-A football teams and their all-stars. ... The New Orleans Bowl is a major post-season college football bowl game certified by the NCAA that has been played annually at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, since 2001. ... The GMAC Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division 1-A college football bowl game that has been played annually at 40,646-seat Ladd Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama, since 1999. ... The Poinsettia Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that was created in 2005 to replace the Silicon Valley Football Classic. ... The Las Vegas Bowl is an NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A post-season college football bowl game that has been played annually at 40,000-seat Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, since 1992. ... Categories: American football competitions | College football bowls | Texas sports | American football stubs ... The Hawaii Bowl is a post-season National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I-A college football bowl game that has been played annually at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii on the island of Oahu since 2002. ... The Motor City Bowl is a major post-season college football bowl game certified by the NCAA that has been played annually since 1997. ... Champs Sports Bowl is an annual college football game that is played in Orlando, Florida. ... The Insight Bowl is an NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A post-season college American football bowl game played in Arizona since 1989. ... The MPC Computers Bowl (formerly the Humanitarian Bowl) is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that has been played annually at 30,000-seat Bronco Stadium on the campus of Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, since 1997. ... Categories: American football competitions | College football bowls | San Antonio sports ... The Emerald Bowl is a major post-season college football bowl game certified by the NCAA that has been played annually at 40,800-seat SBC Park (home of the San Francisco Giants) in San Francisco, California, since 2002. ... The Holiday Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that has been played annually at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California, since 1978. ... The Music City Bowl is a post-season American college football game certified by the NCAA that has been played in Nashville, Tennessee, since 1998. ... Sun Bowl is an annual college football game that is played usually at the end of December in El Paso, Texas. ... The Peach Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played in Atlanta, Georgia since December, 1968. ... The Meineke Car Care Bowl is an NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A post-season college football bowl game that has been played annually at 73,367-seat Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, since 2002. ... Notes Mountain West Conference champion Utah was released from its contractual obligation to the Liberty Bowl after earning a Bowl Championship Series berth in 2004. ... The Houston Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that has been played annually in Houston, Texas, since 2000. ... Outback Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. ... The Cotton Bowl is a United States college football game played annually since 1937 in Dallas, Texas. ... The Gator Bowl is an annual college football bowl game that is played in Jacksonville, Florida. ... The Capital One Bowl is an annual college football game played in Orlando, Florida, and previously known as the Tangerine Bowl (1947_1982) and the Florida Citrus Bowl (1983_2002). ...

Bowl Championship Series games:
Sugar Bowl (Jan. 2) Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 2) Orange Bowl (Jan. 3) Rose Bowl (Jan. 4)
Post-season Games: Gridiron Classic (Jan. 21) | East-West Shrine Game (Jan. 21) | Hula Bowl (Jan. 21) | Senior Bowl (Jan. 28)

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The Florida Gridiron Classic was able to attract a much more talented field this year than last, but scouts that stuck around for Saturday's had to come away from Orlando somewhat disappointed with what they saw.
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The Gridiron Classic featured a number of small school players looking to make a name for themselves and they generally earned at least another look from pro teams.
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