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TV Broadcast Schedule for College Football Bowl Season – 2016

By on December 21st, 2016 in Football, News 3 Comments »

Auburn quarterback Sean White and running back Kamryn Pettway are expected to be healthy for the 82nd Sugar Bowl.

If you listen to the talking heads on TV and sports radio, you hear a lot about how there are too many bowls this time of year. Frankly, this r doesn’t understand the derision. The bowl season is one of the best times of the year for the college football fan. It’s a three week period packed full of inter-conference games and bragging rights.

Besides, college football is suppose to be fun and attending a bowl game is one of the best things the fans can experience. Often filled with pregame parades and special events tailored especially for the fans, host cities and bowl committees work hard to ensure that fans have a great time.

And if you’re not able to attend in person, you have the ability to pick and choose from a variety of interesting contests to watch on television. This week marked the beginning of the CFB extravaganza with half a dozen games already in the books, including last night’s shootout in the Boca Raton Bowl won by Western Kentucky (51) over Memphis (31).

For your convenience, we have listed below a TV broadcast viewing guide for the remaining 34 games, beginning with tonight’s 8 p.m. Poinsettia Bowl. Game times are Central Standard, and games on ESPN/ABC can be viewed by clicking here while games on ESPN3 can be viewed by clicking on this link.

Here’s the Broadcast Schedule:

Wednesday, Dec. 21
8:00 p.m. Poinsettia Bowl – BYU (8-4) vs. Wyoming (8-5) – ESPN

Thursday, Dec. 22
6:00 Idaho Potato Bowl: Idaho (8-4) vs. Colorado State (7-5) – ESPN

Friday, Dec. 23
Noon Bahamas Bowl: Eastern Michigan (7-5) vs. Old Dominion (9-3) – ESPN
3:40 Armed Forces Bowl: Navy (9-4) vs. Louisiana Tech (8-5) – ESPN
8:00 Dollar General Bowl: Ohio (8-5) vs. Troy (9-3) – ESPN

Saturday, Dec. 24
7:00 Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii ( 6-7) vs. Middle Tennessee (8-4) – ESPN

See the rest of the schedule after the jump:

Monday, Dec. 26
11:00 a.m. – St. Petersburg Bowl: Mississippi State (5-7) vs. Miami, Ohio (6-6) – ESPN
2:30 p.m. – Quick Lane Bowl: Boston College (6-6) vs. Maryland (6-6) – ESPN2
5:00 p.m.  Independence Bowl: North Carolina State (6-6) vs. Vanderbilt (6-6) – ESPN2

Tuesday, Dec. 27
11:00 a.m – Heart of Dallas Bowl, North Texas (5-7) vs. Army (7-5) – ESPN
2:30  Military Bowl, Wake Forest (6-6) vs. Temple (10-3) – ESPN
6:00  Holiday Bowl, Minnesota (8-4) vs. Washington State (8-4) – ESPN
9:15  Cactus Bowl, Baylor (6-6) vs. Boise State (10-2) – ESPN

Wednesday, Dec. 28
2:00 Pinstripe Bowl, Pittsburgh (8-4) vs. Northwestern (6-6) – ESPN

5:30 Russell Athletic Bowl, Miami, Fla. (8-4) vs. West Virginia (10-2) – ESPN
7:30  Foster Farms Bowl, Indiana (6-6) vs. Utah (8-4) – FOX
8:00  Texas Bowl, Kansas State (8-4) vs. Texas A&M (8-4) – ESPN

Thursday, Dec. 29
2:00 Birmingham Bowl, South Florida (10-2) vs. South Carolina (6-6) – ESPN
4:30 Belk Bowl, Virginia Tech (9-4) vs. Arkansas (7-5) – ESPN
8:00 Alamo Bowl, Oklahoma State (9-3) vs. Colorado (10-3) – ESPN

Friday, Dec. 30
11:00 Liberty Bowl, TCU (6-6) vs. Georgia (7-5) – ESPN
1:00  Sun Bowl, North Carolina (8-4) vs. Stanford (9-3) – CBS
2:30  Music City Bowl, Nebraska(9-3) vs. Tennessee (8-4) – ESPN
4:30  Arizona Bowl, South Alabama(9-3) vs. Air Force (6-6) – ASN
7:00  Orange Bowl, Florida State (9-3) vs. Michigan (10-2) – ESPN

Saturday, Dec. 31
10:00 a.m Citrus Bowl, Louisville (9-3) vs. LSU (7-4) – ABC
10:00  TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Bowl, Georgia Tech (8-4) vs. Kentucky (7-5) – ESPN
2:00  CFP Semifinal: Peach Bowl, Alabama (13-0) vs. Washington (12-1) – ESPN
6:00  CFP Semifinal: Fiesta Bowl, Clemson (12-1) vs. Ohio State (11-1) – ESPN

Monday, Jan. 2

Noon  Outback Bowl, Iowa (8-4) vs. Florida (8-4) – ABC
Noon Cotton Bowl Classic, Wisconsin (10-3) vs. Western Michigan (13-0) – ESPN
4:00  Rose Bowl Game, Penn State (11-2) vs. Southern Cal (9-3) – ESPN
7:30 p.m. Sugar Bowl, Auburn (8-4) vs. Oklahoma (10-2) – ESPN

Monday, Jan. 9
7:30 National Championship Game: Semifinal winners, Tampa, Fla. – ESPN


  1. WarSamEagle WarSamEagle says:

    I love the bowl season too but if my math is correct there are 17 teams that barely made it with 6 win seasons and 2 more that got in with just winning 5 games so it's easy to see how some say there are too many bowls.