College Bowl season is upon us. Or rather, we’ll know when it’s upon us. Today, the entire bowl schedule for the 2017 college football season was released. Now you’ll have something to help visualize where you want your team to be at the end of the season.
All of the games on the schedule will be covered by ABC or ESPN. A few of the games land on ESPN2 due to scheduling conflicts, but it appears the worldwide leader in sports will be covering the bulk of the action. Hopefully they have enough people on their staff to cover all of those games.
Starting as early as Dec. 16, the bowl season will run its usual course, culminating in a National Championship game on Jan.8, 2018. The final two College Football Playoff games will be played on New Years Day at 5 p.m. ET, and 8:45 pm EST.
The games will be the Rose Bowl and the Sugar Bowl, respectively. Currently, no bowl games are scheduled to take place on Christmas Day. Well, now all the teams know what date they are striving to play on.
For many programs, anything short of a Jan. 8 football game is considered a failure. Alabama is again expected to a be a juggernaut this season, and barring a string of injuries, should be able to assert itself on its way to the top.
Both Michigan and Ohio State will be looking to make the playoff out of the Big Ten.
The full bowl schedule for next season can be seen below:
|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|
|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