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ESPN America and ESPN Player to Provide Live Coverage of the BCS Bowl Championship Series, U.S. College Bowls


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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

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.


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.


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    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:
  • 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).