2017-18 College Football Bowl Schedule Released By ESPN

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:

Date Time (ET) Game Network
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
  TBD Cactus 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
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