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Inaugural College Football Playoff Highlights ESPN’s 38-Game Post-Season Bowl Schedule

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ESPN’s extensive coverage of the 2014-15 college football season will culminate with 38 post-season games, highlighted by every matchup of the inaugural College Football Playoff format. With the new post-season format – four teams meeting in semifinals followed by a championship contest between the winning programs – ESPN and ESPN Radio will provide New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day tripleheaders as part of a New Year’s Six schedule featuring both semifinals and four additional premier bowls. Both networks will provide exclusive coverage of the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship on January 12.

College Football Playoff & New Year’s Six Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Wed, Dec 31 12:30 p.m. Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: No. 9 Ole Miss vs. No. 6 TCU
TV: Joe Tessitore, Brock Huard & Shannon Spake
Radio: Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Laura Rutledge
ESPN & ESPN Radio
  4 p.m. VIZIO Fiesta Bowl: No. 20 Boise State vs. No. 10 Arizona
TV: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Todd McShay
Radio: Dave Flemming, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams
ESPN & ESPN Radio
  8 p.m. Capital One Orange Bowl: No. 7 Mississippi State vs. No. 12 Georgia Tech
TV: Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer & Maria Taylor
Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Thu, Jan 1 12:30 p.m. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic: No. 8 Michigan State vs. No. 5 Baylor
TV: Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Tom Luginbill
Radio: Brad Sham, Kelly Stouffer & Ian Fitzsimmons
ESPN & ESPN Radio
  5 p.m. Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual College Football Playoff Semifinal: No. 2 Oregon vs. No. 3 Florida State
TV: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox & Tom Rinaldi
Radio: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Todd McShay
ESPN & ESPN Radio
  8:30 p.m. Allstate Sugar Bowl College Football Playoff Semifinal: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Ohio State
TV: Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe
Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Mon, Jan 12 8:30 p.m. College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T: TBD vs. TBD
TV: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox & Tom Rinaldi
Radio: Mike Tirico, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe & Joe Schad
ESPN & ESPN Radio

The schedule will kick off on Saturday, Dec. 20, with five games, four on ESPN and ESPN Radio and one on ABC. An ESPN outlet will present at least one game a day for 12 out of the 14 days from December 22 to January 4. Highlights:

  • Every bowl game on ESPN, ABC and ESPN2 will also be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members, on Apple TV and Roku to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.
  • ESPN Radio will broadcast 30 bowl games, including all of the New Year’s Six matchups and the College Football Playoff National Championship.
  • ESPN platforms will cover all 11 ESPN Events owned-and-operated bowl games:
    • Four on Saturday, Dec. 20: Gildan New Mexico Bowl (2:20 p.m. on ESPN & ESPN Radio); Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl (3:30 p.m. on ABC); Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (5:45 p.m. on ESPN & ESPN Radio) and Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (9:15 p.m. on ESPN & ESPN Radio).
    • Additional pre-Christmas Day games on ESPN and ESPN Radio include the Boca Raton Bowl (Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 6 p.m.) and Hawaii Bowl (Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 8 p.m.).
    • Two matchups on Friday, Dec. 26, include the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl (1 p.m. on ESPN) and the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl (8 p.m. on ESPN & ESPN Radio)
    • Additional games include: AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl (Monday, Dec. 29, at 9 p.m. on ESPN & ESPN Radio), Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (Friday, Jan. 2 at noon on ESPN); and Birmingham Bowl (Saturday, Jan. 3, at noon on ESPN & ESPN Radio).

Additional Postseason Games

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Sat, Dec 20 11 a.m. R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Nevada vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
TV: Bob Wischusen, Mack Brown & Kaylee Hartung
Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN & ESPN Radio
  2:20 p.m. Gildan New Mexico Bowl: Utah State vs. UTEP
TV: Mark Neely, David Diaz-Infante & Kayce Smith
Radio: Drew Goodman, Tom Ramsey & Dave Shore
ESPN & ESPN Radio
  3:30 p.m. Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl: No. 22 Utah vs. Colorado State
Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer & Maria Taylor
ABC
  5:45 p.m. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Western Michigan vs. Air Force
TV: Eamon McAnaney, Dan Hawkins & Dawn Davenport
Radio: Paul Loeffler & Pat Hill & Marty Cesario
ESPN & ESPN Radio
  9:15 p.m. Raycom Media Camellia Bowl: South Alabama vs. Bowling Green
TV: Dave Lamont, Joey Galloway & Paul Carcaterra
Radio: Jason Benetti, Rene Ingoglia & Niki Noto
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Mon, Dec 22 2 p.m. Miami Beach Bowl: BYU vs. Memphis
Dave Flemming, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams
ESPN
Tue, Dec 23 6 p.m. Boca Raton Bowl: Marshall vs. Northern Illinois
TV: Dave Lamont, Desmond Howard & Quint Kessenich
Radio: Marc Kestecher, John Congemi & Ian Fitzsimmons
ESPN & ESPN Radio
  9:30 p.m. San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: Navy vs. San Diego State
TV: Tom Hart, Mike Bellotti & Heather Mitts
Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Wed, Dec 24 Noon Popeyes Bahamas Bowl: Central Michigan vs. Western Kentucky
TV: Steve Levy, Lou Holtz, Mark May & Laura Rutledge
Radio: John Brickley & Pete Najerian
ESPN & ESPN Radio
  8 p.m. Hawaii Bowl: Fresno State vs. Rice
TV: Allen Bestwick, Rod Gilmore & Holly Rowe
Radio: Kevin Winter & Trevor Matich
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Fri, Dec 26 1 p.m. Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl: Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech
Mike Corey, Charles Arbuckle & Kayce Smith
ESPN
  4:30 p.m. Quick Lane Bowl: Rutgers vs. North Carolina
Mark Neely, Ray Bentley & Niki Noto
ESPN
  8 p.m. Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl: NC State vs. UCF
TV: Adam Amin, John Congemi & Kaylee Hartung
Radio: Dave Lamont, Anthony Becht & Cara Capuano
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Sat, Dec 27 1 p.m. Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman: Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech
TV: Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Paul Carcaterra
Radio: Eamon McAnaney, Jay Walker & Jack Arute
ESPN & ESPN Radio
  3:30 p.m. Duck Commander Independence Bowl: Miami (Fla.) vs. South Carolina
Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Laura Rutledge
ABC
  4:30 p.m. New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Boston College vs. Penn State
TV: Bob Wischusen, Matt Millen & Quint Kessenich
Radio: Kevin Winter, Jack Ford & TBD
ESPN & ESPN Radio
  8 p.m. National University Holiday Bowl: Nebraska vs. No. 24 USC
TV: Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha Ponder
Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Mon, Dec 29 2 p.m. AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Texas A&M vs. West Virginia
TV: Clay Matvick, Anthony Becht & Dawn Davenport
Radio: Mark Neely, Ray Bentley & TBD
ESPN & ESPN Radio
  5:30 p.m. Russell Athletic Bowl: Oklahoma vs. No. 17 Clemson
TV: Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards
Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN & ESPN Radio
  9 p.m. AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl: Arkansas vs. Texas
TV: Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Tom Luginbill
Radio: Adam Amin, John Congemi & Kayce Smith
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Tue, Dec 30 3 p.m. Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: Notre Dame vs. No. 23 LSU
TV: Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore & Jessica Mendoza
Radio: Mark Neely, David Diaz-Infante & Dawn Davenport
ESPN & ESPN Radio
  6:30 p.m. Belk Bowl: No. 13 Georgia vs. No. 21 Louisville
TV: Anish Shroff, Kelly Stouffer & Cara Capuano
Radio: Tom Hart, Matt Stinchcomb & TBD
ESPN & ESPN Radio
  10 p.m. Foster Farms Bowl: Maryland vs. Stanford
TV: Dave Flemming, Greg McElroy & Shelley Smith
Radio: Roxy Bernstein, Tom Ramsey & Dave Shore
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Thu, Jan 1 Noon Outback Bowl: No. 19 Auburn vs. No. 18 Wisconsin
Bob Wischusen, Matt Millen & Quint Kessenich
ESPN2
  1 p.m. Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl: No. 16 Missouri vs. No. 25 Minnesota
TV: Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards
Radio: Dave Lamont, Tom Ramsey & Kayce Smith
ABC & ESPN Radio
Fri, Jan 2 Noon Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl: Houston vs. Pittsburgh
Tom Hart, Matt Stinchcomb & Heather Mitts
ESPN
  3:20 p.m. TaxSlayer.com Bowl: Iowa vs. Tennessee
TV: Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore & Jessica Mendoza
Radio: Adam Amin, John Congemi & Dawn Davenport
ESPN & ESPN Radio
  6:45 p.m. Valero Alamo Bowl: No. 11 Kansas State vs. No. 14 UCLA
TV: Joe Tessitore, Brock Huard & Shannon Spake
Radio: Bob Wischusen, Matt Millen & Quint Kessenich
ESPN & ESPN Radio
  10:15 p.m. TicketCity Cactus Bowl: Washington vs. Oklahoma State
TV: Dave Flemming, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams
Radio: Mark Neely, David Diaz-Infante & Dave Shore
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Sat, Jan 3 Noon Birmingham Bowl: East Carolina vs. Florida
TV: Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Laura Rutledge
Radio: Clay Matvick, Greg McElroy & Ian Fitzsimmons
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Sun, Jan 4 9 p.m. GoDaddy Bowl: Toledo vs. Arkansas State
Allen Bestwick, Ray Bentley & Quint Kessenich
ESPN

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