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Orange Bowl a Nice Consolation Prize for Many Buckeye Fans

COLUMBUS (Andrew Michael/Ken Hines) -- Despite some disappointment among OSU fans who were hoping to watch the team play for the national title, there is widespread excitement throughout Buckeye Nation as the team prepares to head to Miami for the Orange Bowl.

The game against Clemson will mark the Buckeyes' return to a BCS bowl after a two year absence. While several fans wish they were going west to watch the team play Florida State in Pasadena, many have made it clear they would not mind a few days in Miami as an escape from snowy Ohio.

Employees at Uniglobe Travel Designers say their phones have been ringing off the hook with calls from Buckeye fans prepared to shell out some serious cash to enjoy the Orange Bowl experience.

Uniglobe workers told ABC 6/FOX 28 they will provide travel packages to fans without current university affiliations that include airfare, three nights in a beachfront hotel, ground transportation-- and most importantly, a ticket to the game. Those packages start at $1900 per person.

The agency also puts together packages for the team and players' parents, as well as OSU students and officials.
 
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