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College Football: Coverage of 33 Bowl Games Begins December 17

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ESPN’s extensive college football postseason action includes exclusive coverage of 33 bowl games, highlighted by all five of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) matchups, highlighted by the Allstate BCS National Championship on Monday, Jan. 9, at 8:30 p.m. ET. It marks the second straight year the entire BCS will be available on ESPN, ESPN3 and ESPN Radio.

Overall, ESPN platforms will televise 23 of the 25 teams in the BCS Standings, concluding with the national title match pitting No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 1 LSU on Monday, Jan. 9, at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN, ESPN3, ESPN 3D and ESPN Radio. The game will feature a rematch of the Nov. 5 showdown between the SEC West rivals, won by LSU 9-6 in overtime.

An ESPN tripleheader kicks off the bowl season Saturday, Dec. 17 beginning at 2 p.m. with the Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Temple vs. Wyoming). Additional schedule highlights:

  • Eight games in two days Friday, Dec. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 31
  • Six games on Monday, Jan. 2, including an ESPN tripleheader: Capital One Bowl (No. 20 Nebraska vs. No. 9 South Carolina) at 1 p.m., Rose Bowl Game Presented by Vizio (No. 10 Wisconsin vs. No. 5 Oregon) at 5 p.m. and the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (No. 4 Stanford vs. No. 3 Oklahoma State) at 8:30 p.m.

Bowl Championship Series

Mon, Jan 2 5 p.m. Rose Bowl Game Presented by Vizio: No. 10 Wisconsin vs. No. 5 Oregon
ESPN: Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Erin Andrews
ESPN Radio: Dave Pasch, Chris Spielman & Tom Rinaldi
ESPN / ESPN3 / ESPN Radio
  8:30 p.m. Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: No. 4 Stanford vs. No. 3 Oklahoma State
ESPN: Sean McDonough, Matt Millen & Heather Cox
ESPN Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN / ESPN3 / ESPN Radio
Tue, Jan 3 8:30 p.m. Allstate Sugar Bowl: No. 13 Michigan vs. No. 11 Virginia Tech
ESPN: Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe
ESPN Radio: Sean McDonough, Matt Millen & Heather Cox
ESPN / ESPN3 / ESPN Radio
Wed, Jan 4 8:30 p.m. Discover Orange Bowl: No. 23 West Virginia vs. No. 15 Clemson”
ESPN: Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Ron Jaworski & Lisa Salters
ESPN Radio: Joe Tessitore, Rod Gilmore & Quint Kessenich
ESPN / ESPN3 / ESPN Radio
Mon, Jan 9 8:30 p.m. Allstate BCS National Championship: No.1 LSU vs. No. 2 Alabama
ESPN: Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit, Erin Andrews & Tom Rinaldi
ESPN Radio: Mike Tirico, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe
ESPN / ESPN3 / ESPN 3D / ESPN Radio

Additional Postseason Bowl Games

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Sat, Dec 17 2 p.m. Gildan New Mexico Bowl: Temple vs. Wyoming
ESPN: Clay Matvick, Brian Griese & Jessica Mendoza
ESPN Radio: TBA, David Diaz-Infante & TBA
ESPN / ESPN3 / ESPN Radio
  5:30 p.m. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Ohio vs. Utah State
ESPN: Dave Flemming, Mike Bellotti & Heather Cox
ESPN Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN / ESPN3 / ESPN Radio
  9 p.m. R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: San Diego State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
ESPN: Carter Blackburn, Brock Huard & Shelley Smith
ESPN Radio: Adam Amin, Jay Walker & Ian Fitzsimmons
ESPN / ESPN3 / ESPN 3D/ ESPN Radio
Tue, Dec 20 8 p.m. Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg: Florida International vs. Marshall
ESPN: Mike Patrick, Craig James & Jeannine Edwards
ESPN Radio: Rob Stone, Danny Kanell & TBA
ESPN / ESPN3 / ESPN 3D / ESPN Radio
Wed, Dec 21 8 p.m. San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: No. 18 TCU vs. Louisiana Tech
ESPN: Joe Tessitore, Lou Holtz, Mark May & TBA
ESPN Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN / ESPN3 / ESPN Radio
Thu, Dec 22 8 p.m. MAACO Bowl Las Vegas: Arizona State vs. No. 7 Boise State
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit & Tom Rinaldi
ESPN / ESPN3
Sat, Dec 24 8 p.m. Sheraton Hawaii Bowl: Nevada vs. No. 21 Southern Mississippi
ESPN: Mark Jones, Ed Cunningham & Jessica Mendoza
ESPN Radio: Marc Kestecher & Trevor Matich
ESPN / ESPN3 / ESPN Radio
Mon, Dec 26 5 p.m. AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl: Missouri vs. North Carolina
Rob Stone, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams
ESPN2 / ESPN3
Tue, Dec 27 4:30 p.m. Little Caesars Bowl: Western Michigan vs. Purdue
Beth Mowins, Mike Bellotti & Eamon McAnaney
ESPN / ESPN3
  8 p.m. Belk Bowl: Louisville vs. NC State
Bob Wischusen, Brian Griese & Shannon Spake
ESPN / ESPN3
Wed, Dec 28 4:30 p.m. Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman: Toledo vs. Air Force
Pam Ward, Dan Hawkins & Jeannine Edwards
ESPN / ESPN3
  8 p.m. Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl: California vs. No. 24 Texas
ESPN: Rece Davis, Craig James, Jesse Palmer & Jenn Brown
ESPN Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN / ESPN3 / ESPN Radio
Thu, Dec 29 5:30 p.m. Champs Sports Bowl: Florida State vs. Notre Dame
ESPN: Joe Tessitore, Rod Gilmore & Holly Rowe
ESPN Radio: Mike Gleason, John Congemi & TBA
ESPN / ESPN3 / ESPN 3D / ESPN Radio
  9 p.m. Valero Alamo Bowl: Washington vs. No. 12 Baylor
ESPN: Dave Pasch, Chris Spielman & Quint Kessenich
ESPN Radio: Carter Blackburn, Brock Huard & Eamon McAnaney
ESPN / ESPN3 / ESPN Radio
Fri, Dec 30 Noon Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: BYU vs. Tulsa
ESPN: Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara Capuano
ESPN Radio: Adam Amin, Tim Brown & Ian Fitzsimmons
ESPN / ESPN3 / ESPN Radio
  3:20 p.m. New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Rutgers vs. Iowa State
ESPN: Chris Fowler, Jesse Palmer & Tom Rinaldi
ESPN Radio: TBA
ESPN / ESPN3 / ESPN Radio
  6:40 p.m. Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: Mississippi State vs. Wake Forest
Mark Jones, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards
ESPN / ESPN3
  10 p.m. Insight Bowl: Iowa vs. No. 14 Oklahoma
ESPN: Sean McDonough, Matt Millen & Heather Cox
ESPN Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN / ESPN3 / ESPN Radio
Sat, Dec 31 Noon Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Texas A&M vs. Northwestern  
ESPN: Bob Wischusen, Brian Griese & Eamon McAnaney
ESPN Radio: Beth Mowins, Mike Bellotti & TBA
ESPN / ESPN3 / ESPN Radio
  3:30 p.m. AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Cincinnati vs. Vanderbilt
ABC: Dave Lamont, Ray Bentley & Quint Kessenich
ESPN Radio: Pam Ward, Dan Hawkins & TBA
ABC / ESPN3 / ESPN Radio
  3:30 p.m. Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Illinois vs. UCLA
Carter Blackburn, Brock Huard & Shelley Smith
ESPN / ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Chick-fil-A Bowl: Virginia vs. No. 25 Auburn
ESPN: Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe
ESPN Radio: Dave Neal, David Diaz-Infante & Cara Capuano
ESPN / ESPN3 / ESPN 3D / ESPN Radio
Mon, Jan 2 Noon TicketCity Bowl: No. 19 Houston vs. No. 22 Penn State
Clay Matvick, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams
ESPNU / ESPN3
  1 p.m. Outback Bowl: No. 17 Michigan State vs. No. 16 Georgia
ABC: Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden & Lisa Salters
ESPN Radio: Bob Wischusen, John Congemi & Joey Galloway
ABC / ESPN Radio
  1 p.m. Capital One Bowl: No. 20 Nebraska vs. No. 9 South Carolina
ESPN: Joe Tessitore, Rod Gilmore & Quint Kessenich
ESPN Radio: Dave Lamont, Ray Bentley & TBA
ESPN / ESPN3 / ESPN 3D / ESPN Radio
  1 p.m. TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl: Ohio State vs. Florida
Mike Patrick, Craig James & Jeannine Edwards
ESPN2 / ESPN3
Sat, Jan 7 1 p.m. BBVA Compass Bowl: SMU vs. Pittsburgh
ESPN: Mike Gleason, John Congemi & Eamon McAananey
ESPN Radio: Clay Matvick, Charles Arbuckle & Jessica Mendoza
ESPN / ESPN3 / ESPN Radio
Sun, Jan 8 9 p.m. GoDaddy.com Bowl: Arkansas State vs. Northern Illinois
Rob Stone, Danny Kanell & Cara Capuano
ESPN / ESPN3

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