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2014 BITCOIN St. Petersburg Bowl, UCF vs. NC State: Date, Time, Location and more

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[Game Thread] Marshall vs. USF in the Gasparilla Bowl (8:00PM ET)

GAME MarshallMarshall @ USFUSF
Location USF Raymond James Stadium
Time 8:00PM ET
Watch TV: ESPN
Odds Spread: Marshall -2.5 - OveUnder: 51.5
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Bowl Experience Project Day 14: The St. Petersburg and TaxSlayer Bowls!

Bowl Experience Project Day 14: The St. Petersburg and TaxSlayer Bowls!

stpetersburg St. Petersburg Bowl stpetersburg - Writeup by xelphin

2016 Matchup: miamioh Miami OH vs. Mississippi State Mississippi State

miamioh Miami (OH) (6-6) miamioh
Miami (OH) Redhawks - Miami made history this season after starting with a rocky 0-6 start to the season and ending with an unprecedented 6-0 finish of the season to bring them to .500 and ensure bowl eligibility. Some claim that the change is due in part a change in the depth chart, which put Gus Ragland in the driver's seat at QB. This may be the redshirt sophomore's chance to make the MAC shine.
Losing close to WKU and creeping up on Cincinnati are sour tastes in the Redhawks' mouths and this bowl game is surely one of the toughest of their season. The Redhawks run defense, which is one of the best in the MAC, will come into play for this game with Tony Reid, Heath Harding, and De'Andre Montgomery shutting it down any chance they get.
Mississippi State Mississippi State (5-7) Mississippi State
Mississippi State Bulldogs - The Bulldogs, entering the game 5-7 on the season, rode their Academic Progress Report into bowl eligibility and they are going to come out looking for blood in this bowl. For them, failure is not an option: Win, and the SEC beat a MAC team. Lose, and the SEC lost to a MAC team. Unfortunate, but true.
Because of this, Mississippi State needs to come out fired up, and that extra 15 practices may do just that. On the brighter side of things, Nick Fitzgerald is surely going to be looking for any chances to shine and could very well be a dominant force in the pocket. Look for them to show some of that 'SEC speed.' The defense also very much needs to step up, specifically on pass defense. If they can patch a few holes in the defense, they should have very few issues.
Bowl History
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Stadium: Tropicana Field
Bowl Held Since: 2008
Conference Tie-Ins: American vs. ACC or Conference USA (Alternates MAC, Sun Belt)
Sponsor History:
magicJack (2008)
Beef O'Brady's (2009-2013)
BitPay (2014)
Payout: $500,000
Bowl History: The St. Petersburg Bowl is the third college bowl game to be played in the Tampa Bay area; both the long-defunct Cigar Bowl and the ongoing Outback Bowl have been held across the bay in Tampa. The bowl game features teams from the American Athletic Conference against either the Atlantic Coast Conference or Conference USA, unless one of the conferences does not have enough bowl eligible teams. In those cases, the Mid-American or Sun Belt Conference are eligible to send a team. This year, with teams from the SEC and MAC, they are slightly out of their typical fare as the SEC is not in their associated Conference Pool and the MAC is considered an 'Alternate'.
Interesting Facts:
Since Tropicana Field was originally designed for baseball, the football gridiron is arranged along the right field line, from home plate to the foul pole. The game is one of three bowls to take place in a baseball-only stadium among current post-season football contests; the others being the Miami Beach Bowl (played at Miami's Marlins Park) and the Pinstripe Bowl (played in The Bronx, New York at Yankee Stadium).
On June 18, 2014, it was announced that bitcoin payment service provider BitPay would become the new sponsor of the game under a two-year deal, renamed the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl. Bitcoin, the digital currency, would be accepted for ticket and concession sales at the game as part of the sponsorship, and the sponsorship itself was also paid for using bitcoin. On April 2, 2015, after one year of sponsorship, BitPay declined to renew sponsorship of the game.
Notable Games:
2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl: The inaugural St. Petersburg Bowl game was played on Dec 20, 2008, between the South Florida Bulls and Memphis Tigers, with the USF Bulls winning by a score of 41–14. USF Quarterback Matt Grothe was named Most Outstanding Player, after throwing for 236 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for 83 yards on 15 carries.
2011 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl: The 2011 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl featured the first Sun Belt conference team to play in the game, as Florida International lost 20–10 to Marshall (Conference USA). This was the first time that the Big East (a previous bowl tie-in conference) was unable to send a team to the game. FIU joined Marshall in C-USA in 2013, both competed in the conference's East Division for football.

Gator Bowl TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Gator Bowl - Writeup by remwin

2016 Matchup:kentucky Kentucky vs. Georgia Tech georgia tech

kentucky Kentucky (7-5) kentucky
Kentucky Wildcats: In both the last 2 seasons, Kentucky was one game away from being bowl eligible for the first time since 2010. After opening the 2016 campaign with a loss to Southern Mississippi and on the wrong end of a blow out against Florida, all the talk in Lexington was whether or not Mark Stoops would be fired. The Wildcats changed their offensive style though as Stoops took over on the defense, resulting in the Wildcats ripping off seven wins out of their last 10 games for their best regular season finish since 2009. It was also the most conference wins (4) since 2006 capping off the turnaround season with a huge victory over rival Louisville. Speaking of, Kentucky shocked the world as they topped the Louisville Cardinals by picking off Heisman winner Lamar Jackson repeatedly in a 41-38 upset.
georgia tech Georgia Tech (8-4) georgia tech
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets: Georgia Tech may have had the quietest eight-win season in college football in 2016. They opened the season with a 17-14 against Boston College in Dublin, and equaled their 2015 win total of 3 after only the first 3 weeks. However, they dropped their next three games and entered the last half of the season at 3-3. As winners of five of their last six including wins over then #14 Virginia Tech and at rival Georgia, the Yellow Jackets showed marked improvement from 2015. Georgia Tech finished 10th in the country in rushing offense at 257 yards per game while seven players amassed 20 or more carries for the season.
Bowl History
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Stadium: Everbank Field
Bowl Held Since: 1946
Conference Tie-Ins: SEC vs. ACC or Big Ten
Former Names:
Gator Bowl (1946-85)
Mazda Gator Bowl (1986–91)
Outback Gator Bowl (1992–94)
Toyota Gator Bowl (1995–2007)
Konica Minolta Gator Bowl (2008–10)
Progressive Gator Bowl (2011)
TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl (2012–2013)
Payout: $3,500,000+
TaxSlayer Bowl History: Operating continously since 1946 makes the TaxSlayer Bowl (Gator Bowl) the 6th oldest bowl game and was the first to be televised nationally. Florida and Clemson are tied with the most appearances with nine each. Starting in 2015, the bowl began a conference tie-in deal that will feature SEC teams playing ACC teams for three years, then Big Ten teams the other three years; Notre Dame is also eligible during ACC years.
Notable Games:
1978 Gator Bowl: Ohio State vs. Clemson - Ohio State coach Woody Hayes infamously lost his temper after a Clemson interception. Clemson player Charlie Bauman stepped out of bounds on the Ohio State sideline and Hayes hit Bauman with his forearm. Clemson won the game and Hayes was fired the next day.
1960 Gator Bowl: Florida vs. Baylor - Florida scored two touchdowns in the second quarter, but with a failed extra point, the Gators lead 13-0 entering the fourth quarter. Baylor RB Ronnie Bull punched it in from 3 yards out with less than 2 minutes to go to make the score 13-12. Baylor coach John Bridgers decided to go for the win and the 2 point conversion. Bobby Ply's two-point conversion toss into the end zone hit WR Ronnie Goodwin in the hands, but he dropped the ball and Florida held on for the win.

Now we want to hear from YOU!

Have you attended one of these bowls? If so, tell us about your experience! What was the gameday atmosphere? What advice would you give to fans traveling to the game? Do you recommend it?

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[2015 Bowl Preview] St. Petersburg Bowl

St. Petersburg Bowl St. Petersburg Bowl St. Petersburg Bowl
ConnecticutConnecticut Huskies vs. Marshall Marshall Thundering Herd
Bowl Information
Date: Saturday, December 26, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM EST
Channel: ESPN
Point Spread: Marshall -4.5
O/U: 43
Website: http://stpetersburgbowl.com/
Bowl History
Year Founded: 2008
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Stadium: Tropicana Field
Conference Tie-ins: 4th Conference USA vs 6th American
Trophy: Last Year’s Trophy
Payout: $500,000
2014 Season Result: NC State 34 - UCF 27
Brief Bowl History: For history before the the 2013 season, check out the wiki page. In 2014, BitPay became the sponsor for the bowl, renaming the bowl to the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl. The 2014 bowl game accepted bitcoin as a payment method for tickets to the game, becoming the first college football game to accept bitcoin as a payment method. BitPay has since decided not to continue sponsorship so it currently just the St. Petersburg Bowl.
Connecticut Connecticut Huskies
2015 Season Record: Connecticut 6-6 (4-4) Result
Villanova 6-5 W 20-15
Army 2-9 (0-0) W 22-17
Missouri 5-7 (1-7) L 6-9
Navy 9-2 (7-1) L 18-28
BYU 9-3 (0-0) L 13-30
UCF 0-12 (0-8) W 40-13
South Florida 8-4 (6-2) L 20-28
Cincinnati 7-5 (4-4) L 13-37
East Carolina 5-7 (3-5) W 31-13
Tulane 3-9 (1-7) W 7-3
Houston 11-1 (7-1) W 20-17
Temple 10-2 (7-1) L 3-27
Key Players this Season:
  1. CB Jamar Summers - Sophomore (Orange, NJ) All-AAC First Team CB, 24 Tackles, 7 interceptions for 102 yards and 1 TD.
  2. RB Arkeel Newsome - Sophomore (Ansonia, CT) 174 touches for 760 yards, 8 TDs overall
  3. QB Bryant Shirreffs - Redshirt Sophomore (Jefferson, GA) 2420 yards overall (1992 passing, 428 Rushing). 220 yards per game. 12 TDs overall
Biggest Plays this Season:
  1. RB Arkeel Newsome runs 90 yards to blow the game wide open against ECU
  2. Backup QB Boyle lines up a lateral throw to Garret Anderson, who lines up a pass to Noel Thomas for the game winning touchdown against Houston
  3. In an otherwise ugly game, Jamar Summers intercepts a pass and runs it back for a Touchdown, defeating Tulane 7-3.
Season Summary: Under second year Head Coach Bob Diaco, the Huskies went from 2-10 to 6-6, a marked improvement considering they haven’t reached the postseason or had a season winning percentage of or above .500 since 2010-11. While the team still has its struggles, it has remained competitive throughout the year, including a huge upset of the highest ranked G5 school, Houston.
Why we are going to win: UConn is 33rd nationally in total defense (352.3 yards allowed per game), but the Huskies are even better against the pass, being ranked 21st (187 yards a game). UConn is 19th in points against, only letting up an average of 19.8 points per game. UConn is tied for 11th nationally in interceptions with 17, and sophomore cornerback Jamar Summers ended the regular season tied for third in the country. This stout defense will try and shut down the Marshall offense.
Marshall Marshall Thundering Herd
2015 Season Record: Marshall 9-3 (6-2) Result
Purdue 2-10 (1-7) W 41-31
Ohio 8-4 (5-3) L 10-21
Norfolk State 4-7 W 45-7
Kent State 3-9 (2-6) W 36-29
Old Dominion 5-7 (3-5) W 27-7
Southern Miss 9-3 (7-1) W 31-10
Florida Atlantic 3-9 (3-5) W 33-17
North Texas 1-11 (1-7) W 30-13
Charlotte 2-10 (0-8) W 34-10
Middle Tennessee 7-5 (6-2) L 24-27
Florida International 5-7 (3-5) W 52-0
Western Kentucky 10-2 (8-0) L 28-49
Key Players this Season:
  1. QB Chase Litton - True Freshman (Tampa, FL) 2426 yards overall (2387 passing, 39 yards rushing). 22 TDs overall
  2. WKR Deandre Reaves - Senior (Sterling, VA) CUSA Special Teams Player of the Year, 47 receptions for 617 yards with 4 TDs and 14 PRs for 178 yards and 2 TDs. Highlights
  3. LB Evan McKelvey - Senior (Moncks Corner, SC) CUSA defensive player of the year, 113 total tackles.
Biggest Plays this Season:
  1. Deandre Reaves with a 70 yard punt return in the dismantling of FIU (along with the black jerseys marshall has only worn once in honor of the 45th anniversary of the infamous plane crash)
  2. 4th down in overtime and down by 7, Chase Litton rolls to the left and connects with Davonte Allen in a clutch pass to save the game against Kent State.
  3. This is another spectacular catch made by devonte Allen in a losing effort to MTSU.
Season Summary: Last season was the best season under Doc Holiday’s tenure at Marshall, finishing the season 13-1 with a CUSA championship, bowl win over NIU in the Boca Raton bowl and finishing #23 in the final AP poll. Doc Holliday's Thundering Herd wasn't able to repeat as Conference USA champions in 2015, but Marshall is headed to its third consecutive bowl game and fourth in six years. Despite losses to Ohio and a heartbreaking loss in 2 OT to Middle Tennessee State, Marshall entered the last week of the season in position to win the Conference USA East title for the third consecutive year. The Thundering Herd fell in a winner-take-all game at Western Kentucky for the CUSA East title and finished the season 9-3 (6-2).
Why Marshall is going to win: Storrs, Connecticut is home to one of the worst offenses in the FBS this season. Connecticut averaged 17.8 points per game, and ranked 107th or lower in scoring, yards per play, third-down conversions and sacks and tackles for loss allowed. The Herd presents major worries for the leaky Husky O-line, because of DE Gary Thompson and LB Evan McKelvey. Marshall generated a C-USA-leading 27 turnovers this season, and held opponents to just 201 passing yards per game. True freshman quarterback Chase Litton has effectively controlled the offense in Birdsong’s absence with the help of a committee of running backs including Remi Watson, Keion Davis and Tony Pittman which are combined for more than 1,200 yards. Holiday is undefeated in bowl games as head coach of the Thundering Herd, going 3-0.
Why you should watch the game: This is the first meeting between these two teams and should be a defensive struggle. Marshall’s Deandre Reeves has been a particular highlight for their special teams, with three returns for touchdowns, so be sure to watch out for him on kick returns! UConn’s CB Jamar Summers is also a playmaker for their defense, with game-clinching interceptions against Tulane and Houston, so there is sure to be a lot of action during this game.
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Miami's Inaugural Bitcoin Hackathon! $17,500 in prizes. Great Sponsors: Bitpay,Coinkite,Bitstop,Trucoin,Satoshi Labs,Tally Capital and many more.

Blockchain Beach is proud to announce Miami’s inaugural Bitcoin Hackathon, a three-day event on the weekend of January 9th to the 11th. With prizes totaling over $17,500 USD in value, you can expect Miami’s most talented developers to show up. Entry is free for all participants as well as observers of the event. The event is strategically planned to occur just two weeks after the Bitcoin Bowl in St. Petersburg, FL and the weekend just before The North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami. The winner will be invited to the startup session at TNABC the weekend after the hackathon.
We were very fortunate to be able to partner up with some very generous Bitcoin industry startups including Bitpay, Bitstop, Coinkite, Trucoin, Satoshi Labs and others. Prizes range from cold hard paper wallets filled with bitcoin to bitcoin hardware wallets (Trezors). Of course there will be swag to go around and we have games centered around bitcoin planned for spectators to participate in to snag their first bits. Local educational institution partners include Miami Dade Community College, University of Miami, and Wyncode. Munchies and drinks will be provided by our awesome local event partners Kind Energy Bar, Pollo Tropical, 2SweetTreats, Jojo’s tea and others.
Miami and Bitcoin is a match made in heaven. Its geographic location, diverse population and upstart tech community make for an ideal substrate. Come join us by cheering on your favorite team or register and bring your skills!
Thanks for checking us out and for all the support.
Info & Registration : www.miamibitcoinhackathon.com
TLDR: Come to our hackathon in Miami. Develop some epic apps. Get some swag. Fall down the rabbit hole. Win.
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Bitcoin St Petersburg Bowl - NC State vs UCF - Game Discussion Thread

BITCOIN ST PETERSBURG BOWL

NORTH CAROLINA STATE WOLFPACK (7-5) -vs- UCF KNIGHTS (9-3)

Kickoff Time: 8pm ET
UCF Game Notes
How To Tune In
Location: Tropicana Field On a side note, I hate this stadium. Especially for football. I'm surprised the Rays haven't demanded a new one. More surprised this game hasn't switched to being played at the Raymond James
Forecast: - Dome
Coaches

What to know

  • UCF is looking to end its third straight season with 10 wins. And third straight season with a bowl win.
  • NC State has posted consecutive 300-yard rushing games and is averaging 206 yards per game on the ground.
  • NC State only has 6 interceptions on the season. Jacoby Glenn has 7.

Who to know

NC STATE
  • #10 RB - Shadrach Thornton: With 9 rushing TD's, Shadrach is the bulk of the scoring for the Wolfpack.
  • #82 WR - Bo Hines: This explosive freshman has 537 yards on the season but only one TD. Assuming he stays healthy, he will be a major threat to the ACC in the years to come.
  • #12 QB - Jacoby Brisset: Passed for 359 yards in a losing effort against Florida State. This is a team that can play up to better teams.

About the Wolfpack

Mascot: Mr. and Ms. Wuf
Traditions:
  • Normally athletics websites have a traditions page that give me some insight to this section I made. I could not find any definitive traditions other than "winning"
Established: School - 1887, Football Team - 1892
Community: /NCSU

Fun Stuff

  • Last time we played NC State, they had Super Bowl winning QB Russell Wilson at their helm.
  • UCF ranks third in the nation in total defense with 282.8 yards allowed per game.
  • NC State's coach, Dave Doeren, said UCF was a program that NC State would like to be like. Unprompted.... So a P5 conference team looks up to us enough to openly admit it. But when asked about it, USF's coach says that they don't want to.
  • Nine of Holman's 13 longest throws this season have gone to Perriman, including the classic 51-yard Hail Mary to beat East Carolina.
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Road to the Bitcoin Bowl

With 1900 miles and just over 24 hours travel time, the path to the Bitcoin Bowl is long but easily done. Over the next 4 days, two fearless members of the Denver Bitcoin Center are making the trip in a beat up truck, to make sure that Bitcoin users at the Bowl will have the opportunity to either buy or sell their bitcoins at a traditional style ATM. Along the way, they will be taking every chance they get to support and stop at some of the best known Bitcoin businesses to remind people that Bitcoin is here to stay.
If you don't already know, the Bitcoin Bowl in Saint Petersburg Florida is the first NCAA event were Bitcoin companies are the primary sponsors. This year we will see North Carolina State face off against University of Central Florida.
About the ATMs The two ATMs they are bringing are made by Bitaccess, a world leading Bitcoin ATM company. The ATMs allow you to purchase bitcoins by cash or a credit card. In addition, you can exchange your bitcoins for cash.
Below you can find just some of the great locations we plan too support.
Know of any excellent businesses that are on the way? Leave a comment and we would love to try to stop by.
Sister Cities Cajun and BBQ South Grand Boulelvard 4144 63118 St. Louis, MO
Flyte World Dining & Wine Division Street 718 TN 37203 Nashville website: http://www.flytenashville.com/ phone: +1 615 255 6200
Eagle's Restaurant * 16th Street North 2610 website: http://eaglesrestaurant.menufy.com/ phone: (205)320-0099
Greg's Hot Dogs * Birmingham, Alabama website: https://www.gregshotdogs.com phone: 1 (205) 492-9172
BitPay Headquarters * Piedmont Road Northeast 3432 30305 Atlanta website: https://BitPay.com phone: 1-855-4-BITPAY
Cornerstone Modern Pub House * Houston Lake Rd 1291 GA 31088 Warner Robins website: https://www.facebook.com/cornerstonemph phone: +1 478 988 0399
Stacey's Sweets * West Main Street 300 31632 Hahira website: http://sweetsbystacey.com/ phone: 229-375-9123
EDIT: Added the ability to use credit cards on the ATM, The teams who are playing in the bowl.
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Relive NC State's victory in the Bitcoin Bowl

As a fantastic 2014 wraps up for BitPay, our CEO Stephen Pair and Executive Chairman Tony Gallippi want to welcome viewers to the Bitcoin Bowl on ESPN. To learn more about how your business can ... UCF head coach George O'Leary and UCF game MVP Josh Reese talk about the Knights' tough loss to the Wolfpack. #ChargeOn. Tony Gallippi talks about bitcoin and the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl on Bay News 9 on September 15th, 2014. The Central Florida Knights may have a home state advantage when they face the NC State Wolfpack in the Bitcoin St Petersburg Bowl. Click on the link to read... 2014 Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Central Florida Knights Friday, December 26, 2014 Tropicana Field, St Petersburg, Florida This video is an original broadcast and ...

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