ESPN America will broadcast live and exclusive coverage of the BCS National Championship Game, BCS Bowl Games and 25 other Bowl Games as the college football season reaches its conclusion. All of the games will also be available online through the live and on-demand streaming service ESPNPlayer.com.
Each year, the NCAA Football season builds up for more than four months and concludes with the BCS National Championship Game, which is live on ESPN America on Monday 7th January. It will feature top-ranked Notre Dame, who went unbeaten through the season (12-0) and is making their first appearance in the BCS National Championship Game (and first appearance in a Bowl game with the national title on the line since 1988). Brian Kelly’s team are set to face Alabama, the reigning national champions, who ended the season with a 12-1 record and defeated then third-ranked Georgia in the South Eastern Conference (SEC) Championship to earn their third appearance in the national championship game in the last four years.
The four BCS Bowl games begin on New Year’s Day with the Rose Bowl (Wisconsin v Stanford), followed by the Discover Orange Bowl (N Illinois v Florida State). The next day, Wednesday 2nd January, it is Louisville v Florida in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, and on Thursday 3rd January, the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl features Oregon v Kansas State.
BCS BOWL GAMES ON ESPN AMERICA AND ESPN PLAYER
Tuesday 1st Jan 10:00pm Rose Bowl Game Presented by Vizio Wisconsin v Stanford
Tuesday 1st Jan 1:30am Discover Orange Bowl N Illinois v Florida St
Wednesday 2nd Jan 1:30am Allstate Sugar Bowl Louisville v Florida
Thursday 3rd Jan 1:30am Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Oregon v Kansas State
Monday 7th Jan 1:30am Allstate BCS National Championship Alabama v Notre Dame
The college football Bowl Season runs for three and a half weeks, kicking off Saturday 15th December with a double bill of the New Mexico Bowl and the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on ESPN America. There will be a total of 30 live Bowl Games on ESPN America and ESPN over the three and a half weeks, while ESPN Player will offer live and on-demand access to every one of the 30 match-ups. The line-up includes the three days between Thursday 27th and Saturday 29th December when ESPN America will broadcast ten bowl games live.
Viewers will also be able to keep up with all the action throughout the Bowl period with regular editions of College GameDay and College Football Live providing the latest news, updates and highlights.
COMPLETE BOWL SEASON COVERAGE ON ESPN AMERICA
Saturday 15th Dec 6:00pm New Mexico Bowl Nevada v Arizona
Saturday 15th Dec 9:30pm Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Toleda v Utah St
Thursday 20th Dec 1:00am Poinsettia Bowl BYU v SDSU
Friday 21st Dec 12.30am St Petersburg Bowl C Florida v Ball St
Saturday 22nd Dec 5:00pm New Orleans Bowl E Carolina v La Lafayette
Saturday 22nd Dec 5:00pm Las Vegas Bowl Washington v Boise State
Monday 24th Dec 1:00am Hawaii Bowl Fresno St v SMU
Wednesday 26th Dec 12.30am Little Caesars Bowl W Kentucky v C Michigan
Thursday 27th Dec 8:00pm Military Bowl San Jose St v BGU
Thursday 27th Dec 10.30pm Belk Bowl Cincy v Duke
Thursday 27th Dec 2.45am Holiday Bowl Baylor v UCLA
Friday 28th Dec 7:00pm Independence Bowl Ohio v UL-Monroe
Friday 28th Dec 10:30pm Russell Athletic Bowl Rutgers v Virginia Tech
Friday 28th Dec 2:00am Texas Bowl Minnesota v Texas Tech
Saturday 29th Dec 4:45pm Armed Forces Bowl Rice v Air Force
Saturday 29th Dec 8:15pm Pinstripe Bowl W Virginia v Syracuse
Saturday 29th Dec 11:45pm Alamo Bowl Texas v Oregon St
Saturday 29th Dec 3:15am Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl TCU v Mich St
Monday 31st Dec 5:00pm Music City Bowl NC State v Vanderbilt
Monday 31st Dec 8:30pm Liberty Bowl Iowa St v Tulsa
Monday 31st Dec 12:30am Chick-fil-A Bowl LSU v Clemson
Tuesday 1st Jan 6:00pm Outback Bowl South Carolina v Michigan*
Tuesday 1st Jan 6:00pm Capital One Bowl Nebraska v Georgia
Saturday 5th Jan 6:00pm BBVA Compass Bowl Pittsburgh v Ole Miss
Sunday 6th Jan 2:00am GoDaddy.com Bowl Arkansas St v Kent St
*game live on ESPN
BCS on ESPN International
ESPN International will televise the BCS National Championship game to more than 100 countries, across six continents, reaching more than 100 million households.
- ESPN America: http://es.pn/vIWi01
- Latin America (49 countries): Live across ESPN’s networks in Spanish speaking Latin America, Brazil, and the Caribbean.
- Israel and Sub-Saharan Africa (47 countries): Live on ESPN Israel and ESPN Africa
- PacRim (six countries; 2.6 million households): Live on ESPN PacRim
- Canada (12.5 million households): Live on TSN and RDS
- Asia (22 countries; 176 million households): Live on ESPN China, SE Asia, India, Taiwan, Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Japan (J Sports 2).