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New Year’s Six Bowls and College Football Playoff on ESPN Networks: A Recap

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With the new College Football Playoff 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 36-hour New Year’s Six bowl schedule.

The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will lead off the New Year’s Six at 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN followed by the VIZIO Fiesta Bowl at 4 p.m. and the Capital One Orange Bowl at 8 p.m. Then, the first day of 2015, the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at 12:30 p.m. continues the momentum toward the national semifinals: The Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual (5 p.m.) where No. 2 Oregon takes on defending national champion and No. 3 Florida State, and the Allstate Sugar Bowl (8:30 p.m.) pitting No. 1 Alabama against No. 4 Ohio State. The winners will play in the College Football National Championship Presented by AT&T Monday, Jan. 12, at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.

In addition, ESPN Deportes will provide exclusive Spanish-language coverage of both semifinals and the national championship and ESPN Deportes Radio will carry the national championship game, marking the first-ever national Spanish-language radio broadcast of a college football title game.

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 TCUTV: Joe Tessitore, Brock Huard & Shannon SpakeRadio: Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Laura Rutledge ESPN & ESPN Radio
  4 p.m. VIZIO Fiesta Bowl: No. 20 Boise State vs. No. 10 ArizonaTV: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Todd McShayRadio: Dave Flemming, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams ESPN & ESPN Radio
  8 p.m. Capital One Orange Bowl: No. 7 Mississippi State vs. No. 12 Georgia TechTV: Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer & Maria TaylorRadio: 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 BaylorTV: Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Tom LuginbillRadio: 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 StateTV: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox & Tom RinaldiRadio: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Todd McShay ESPN & ESPN Radio; ESPN Deportes
  8:30 p.m. Allstate Sugar Bowl College Football Playoff Semifinal: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Ohio StateTV: Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly RoweRadio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad ESPN & ESPN Radio; ESPN Deportes
Mon, Jan 12 8:30 p.m. College Football Playoff National Championship Presented   by AT&T: TBD vs. TBDTV: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox & Tom RinaldiRadio: Mike Tirico, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe & Joe Schad ESPN & ESPN Radio; ESPN Deportes

Media contact: Keri Potts, ESPN PR, [email protected] or 860-839-3438