When you think of college football bowl season, what big day comes to mind? New Year’s Day. January 1st has been the biggest day for college football for the last two decades.
If you are lucky enough to play a bowl in the new year, you should feel honored. The Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl have both been played on New Year’s Day for a number of years.
While that will continue to be the case this New Year’s Day, the college football playoff semifinals will still be played in 2015, according to College Football Talk per a press release.
This year, the College Football Playoff semifinal games are being represented in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl and the Capital One Orange Bowl, both of which are being played on New Year’s Eve of this year.
The agreement for the CFP has been that the semifinals would take place on December 31st two out of every three years, despite pressure from ESPN to do otherwise.
The schedule for all six of the bowls that are associated with the CFP was announced on Tuesday.
On December 31st, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will be played at noon. The first of two semifinal games will be played at 4 p.m. with the second taking place at 8 p.m. On January 1st, the Fiesta Bowl will be played at 1 p.m., the Rose Bowl will be played at 5 p.m., and the Sugar Bowl will be played at 8:30 p.m.
With the second annual CFP just seven months away, it is safe to say that college football fans everywhere are excited for another big year of football. I just hope that the second semifinal plays into the new year so everyone can celebrate even bigger than before.
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