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The 2016 matchups for the 13 owned and operated ESPN Events bowl games has been set, kicking off the bowl season on Saturday, Dec. 17, with the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, Gildan New Mexico Bowl, Las Vegas Bowl presented by Geico and Raycom Media Camellia Bowl. The games will conclude with the Birmingham Bowl on Thursday, Dec. 29. All games will air on ESPN with the exception of the Celebration Bowl and Las Vegas Bowl, both to be broadcast on ABC.
The 23rd annual event will air on ESPN – pitting UConn against Syracuse and Gonzaga against Villanova – from the New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden. Game times will be announced at a later date.
The fields for the 2017 ESPN Events early-season tournaments include a long-list of elite teams playing worldwide beginning in November and running through the Christmas holiday. ESPN Events, a division of ESPN based in Charlotte, N.C., owns and operates 11 college basketball events.
As the three-day ACC/Big Ten Challenge Presented by LG V20 concludes on Wednesday, Nov. 30, ESPN’s annual Jimmy V Week – celebrating its 10th year on all domestic ESPN platforms – begins running through Friday, Dec. 9.
ESPN’s Unwavering Support Continues during the 10th Annual Jimmy V Week for Cancer Research Beginning November 30
ESPN’s Jimmy V Week – celebrating its 10th year on all domestic ESPN platforms – continues to drive awareness of and donations to the V Foundation for Cancer Research starting Wednesday, Nov. 30 through Friday, Dec. 9, with additional programming and highlights continuing throughout the month.