The AutoNation Cure Bowl is the signature event for the Orlando Sports Foundation (OSF), an organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for those working to find a cure for cancer. Checks totaling $1.15 million from AutoNation and OSF were presented to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation after the first quarter, bringing the total donations from the AutoNation Cure bowl to $2.3 million in its first two years.
…It was UCF’s first return to the formerly-named Citrus Bowl, where it played for 27 years. UCF has been playing in its on-campus Bright House Networks Stadium since 2007. The Knights previously played from its inaugural season in 1979 until 2006 in the city-owned facility. It was ASU’s third bowl appearance in Orlando. The Red Wolves previously lost to Stetson in the 1952 Tangerine Bowl and tied East Texas State in the 1954 Tangerine Bowl.