Tom Mickle Chat Transcript
Tom Mickle is in his first full year as Executive Director of Florida Citrus Sports after joining the organization on October 1, 2001. Mickle oversees an organization that runs two Orlando, FL, bowl games: The Mazda Tangerine Bowl on Dec. 23 and the Capital One Bowl on Jan. 1, 2003.
Before coming on board at FCS, Mickle played a key role in reshaping the bowl landscape of major college football over the last 10 years. As Associate Commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference, Mickle created the principles of the original Bowl Coalition in 1992, which eventually has evolved into the current Bowl Championship Series.
Prior to joining the ACC, Mickle served 17 years at Duke University in a variety of positions after graduating from the school in 1972. The native of Media, Pa., is married to the former Jill Mixon, a Clemson graduate.
Clemson Athletic Director Terry Don Phillips accepted a bid to the Tangerine Bowl Sunday afternoon. The contest will be played December 23 in Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, FL. Kickoff is set for 5:30 PM and the contest will be televised by ESPN.
This will be Clemson’s first appearance in the Tangerine Bowl, but not its first appearance in Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. Clemson had a 2-1 record in that facility during its competition in the Citrus Bowl. Clemson defeated Penn State and Oklahoma in consecutive Citrus bowls at the end of the 1987 and 1988 seasons, respectively. The Tigers lost to California in the Citrus Bowl at the end of the 1991 season.
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