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ESPN’s Industry-Leading 2017-18 College Football Bowl Schedule

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Additional Bowl Announcement: ESPN’s Events Secures Dates & Times for 2017 Bowl Games

  • Schedule Begins December 16 with Five Games
  • Slate Includes 13 Owned and Operated by ESPN Events
  • College Football Playoff Semifinals Begin at 5 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. ET on January 1

ESPN will televise more than 35 college football bowl games this upcoming December and January, once again solidifying itself as the home of post-season college football.  The industry-leading slate starts with five bowls on Saturday, Dec. 16, including the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl (noon ET) on ABC – one of the 13 owned and operated games by ESPN Events. The Las Vegas Bowl (3:30 p.m.) is the second game of ABC’s doubleheader that day, while the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (1 p.m.), Gildan New Mexico Bowl (4:30 p.m.) and Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (8 p.m.) will complete ESPN’s tripleheader.

ESPN’s bowl schedule resumes Tuesday, Dec. 19, and will continue almost daily for the next 13 days. In that time period, ESPN will televise multiple games per day regularly, including three games on five different days, four games on Saturday, Dec. 30, and five games on Monday, Jan. 1. ESPN’s bowl schedule and the college football season will conclude with the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T (8 p.m.) on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.

The College Football Playoff Semifinals will be a part of ESPN’s January 1 schedule, with the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual beginning at 5 p.m. and College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl starting at 8:45 p.m. The entire New Year’s Six and the CFP National Championship will air on ESPN.

ESPN’s 2017-18 Bowl Schedule  

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Sat, Dec 16 Noon Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl ABC
  1 p.m. R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl ESPN
  3:30 p.m. Las Vegas Bowl ABC
  4:30 p.m. Gildan New Mexico Bowl ESPN
  8 p.m. Raycom Media Camellia Bowl ESPN
Tue, Dec 19 7 p.m. Boca Raton Bowl ESPN
Thu, Dec 21 8 p.m. St. Petersburg Bowl ESPN
Fri, Dec 22 12:30 p.m. Bahamas Bowl ESPN
  4 p.m. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl ESPN
Sat, Dec 23 12 p.m. Birmingham Bowl ESPN
  3:30 p.m. Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl ESPN
  7 p.m. Dollar General Bowl ESPN
Sun, Dec 24 8:30 p.m. Hawai’i Bowl ESPN
Tue, Dec 26 TBD Quick Lane Bowl ESPN
  TBD Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl ESPN
  TBD Cactus Bowl ESPN
Wed, Dec 27 1:30 p.m. Independence Bowl ESPN
  5:15 p.m. New Era Pinstripe Bowl ESPN
  9 p.m. Texas Bowl ESPN
Thu, Dec 28 1:30 p.m. Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman ESPN
  5:15 p.m. Camping World Bowl ESPN
  9 p.m. Valero Alamo Bowl ESPN
Fri, Dec 29 1 p.m. Belk Bowl ESPN
  4:30 p.m. Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl ESPN
  8:30 p.m. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic* ESPN
Sat, Dec 30 Noon TaxSlayer Bowl ESPN
  12:30 p.m. AutoZone Liberty Bowl ABC
  4 p.m. PlayStation Fiesta Bowl* ESPN
  8 p.m. Capital One Orange Bowl* ESPN
Mon, Jan 1 Noon Outback Bowl ESPN2
  12:30 p.m. Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl* ESPN
  1 p.m. Citrus Bowl ABC
  5 p.m. College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual* ESPN
  8:45 p.m. College Football Playoff Semifinal  at the Allstate Sugar Bowl* ESPN
Mon, Jan 8 8 p.m. College Football Playoff National Championship Presented By AT&T ESPN

Additional bowls may be added in the future. All schedules subject to change.
Miami Beach Bowl is in process of being acquired by ESPN Events and further information on location, game date/time and network will be announced later

*Denotes a New Year’s Six game

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Media contact: Derek Volner at 860-384-9986; [email protected] and @DerekVolner