ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN, has determined the date, time and network for each the company’s seven owned and operated bowl games for the upcoming season. The Gildan New Mexico Bowl will kick off the bowl season on Saturday, Dec. 21, and will conclude with the BBVA Compass Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 4.
Gildan New Mexico Bowl
The eighth edition of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl will be played Saturday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN from University Stadium in Albuquerque, N.M. The game will feature a team from the Mountain West Conference against a team from the Pac-12 Conference.
Las Vegas Bowl
The Las Vegas Bowl will be played Saturday, Dec. 21, at 3:30 p.m. on ABC. The 22nd annual game will be played at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas and feature the top choice from the Mountain West Conference against the fifth pick from the Pac-12 Conference.
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg
The Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg will be played Monday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m. on ESPN. From Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, the game showcases a team from the American Athletic Conference (formerly the BIG EAST) against a team from Conference USA.
Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl
The Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl will be played on Christmas Eve for the ninth time – kicking off at 8 p.m. on ESPN from Aloha Stadium. In its 12th year, the bowl will pit a team from the Mountain West Conference against a team from Conference USA.
The Texas Bowl will be played Friday, Dec. 27, at 6 p.m. on ESPN. The game is played at Reliant Stadium in Houston and features teams from the Big 12 and Big Ten Conferences.
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl
The 11th edition of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl will be played Monday, Dec. 30, at 11:45 a.m. on ESPN. Played at TCU’s Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas, the game will feature a team from the Mountain West Conference vs. the U.S. Naval Academy, pending bowl eligibility.
BBVA Compass Bowl
The eighth annual BBVA Compass Bowl will be played Saturday, Jan. 4, at 1 p.m. on ESPN. The game is played at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala., and will pit a team from the American Athletic Conference (formerly the BIG EAST) against a team from the Southeastern Conference.
ESPN Regional Television
ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN, owns and operates collegiate sporting events worldwide, including two Labor Day Kickoff college football games; seven college bowl games and eight college basketball events. These account for approximately 200 hours of programming, reach almost 64 million viewers and attract nearly half a million attendees each year. The owned and operated events build relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as provide unique experiences for teams and fans. In addition to event ownership, ERT manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.
BBVA Compass Bowl (Birmingham, Ala.); Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg; Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); Las Vegas Bowl; MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney (Orlando, Fla.); Texas Bowl (Houston); Texas Kickoff Classic (Houston); Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl (Honolulu) and The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards
Armed Forces Classic (TBD); Charleston Classic (S.C.); Anaheim Classic (Anaheim, Calif.); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Jimmy V Classic presented by Corona Extra (Madison Square Garden); Old Spice Classic (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Puerto Rico Tip-Off (TBD) and State Farm Champions Classic (United Center, Chicago)
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