ESPN’s Industry-Leading 38-Game Bowl Schedule to Conclude 2016-17 College Football Season

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ESPN’s Industry-Leading 38-Game Bowl Schedule to Conclude 2016-17 College Football Season

ESPN Events Owned and Operated Bowls:

  • Slate Begins 17; Includes 13 Owned and Operated by ESPN Events
  • New Year’s Six and College Football Playoff Anchors Schedule

ESPN’s 2016-17 college football bowl schedule will consist of 38 games, including 13 owned and operated games by ESPN Events. The industry-leading slate will begin Saturday, Dec. 17, with a tripleheader on ESPN and a doubleheader on ABC, and continues through Monday, Jan. 2, with ESPN/ESPN2 televising 33 games and ABC airing four during the 17-action packed days. The season will conclude with the College Football Playoff National Championship game on Monday, Jan. 9, on ESPN.

The New Year’s Six begins on Friday, Dec. 30, with the Capital One Orange Bowl (8 p.m.) and continues on New Year’s Eve with the College Football Playoff Semifinals: the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (3 p.m. or 7 p.m. ET) and the Fiesta Bowl (3 p.m. or 7 p.m.). A tripleheader Monday, Jan. 2, will conclude the third year of the premier bowl series: Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic (1 p.m.), the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual (5 p.m.) and the Allstate Sugar Bowl (8:30 p.m.).  Each of the New Year’s Six games will be televised on ESPN and heard on ESPN Radio.

2016-17 ESPN/ABC Bowl Coverage Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Sat, Dec. 17 Noon Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl ABC
2 p.m. Gildan New Mexico Bowl ESPN
3:30 p.m. Las Vegas Bowl ABC
5:30 p.m. Raycom Media Camellia Bowl ESPN
9 p.m. R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl ESPN
Mon, Dec. 19 2:30 p.m. Miami Beach Bowl ESPN
Tue, Dec. 20 7 p.m. Marmot Boca Raton Bowl ESPN
Wed, Dec. 21 9 p.m. San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl ESPN
Thu, Dec. 22 7 p.m. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl ESPN
Fri, Dec. 23 1 p.m. Popeyes Bahamas Bowl ESPN
4:30 p.m. Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl ESPN
8 p.m. GoDaddy Bowl ESPN
Sat, Dec. 24 8 p.m. Hawai’i Bowl ESPN
Mon, Dec. 26 11 a.m. St. Petersburg Bowl ESPN
2:30 p.m. Quick Lane Bowl ESPN
5 p.m. Camping World Independence Bowl ESPN2
Tue, Dec. 27 Noon Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl ESPN
3:30 p.m. Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman ESPN
7 p.m. Holiday Bowl ESPN
10:15 p.m. Cactus Bowl ESPN
Wed, Dec. 28 2 p.m. New Era Pinstripe Bowl ESPN
5:30 p.m. Russell Athletic Bowl ESPN
9 p.m. AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl ESPN
Thur, Dec. 29 2 p.m. Birmingham Bowl ESPN
5:30 p.m. Belk Bowl ESPN
9 p.m. Valero Alamo Bowl ESPN
Fri, Dec. 30 Noon AutoZone Liberty Bowl ESPN
3:30 p.m. Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl ESPN
8 p.m. Capital One Orange Bowl ESPN
Sat, Dec. 31 11 a.m. Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl ABC
11 a.m. TaxSlayer Bowl ESPN
3 p.m. or 7 p.m. College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl ESPN
3 p.m. or 7 p.m. College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Fiesta Bowl ESPN
Mon, Jan. 2 1p.m. Outback Bowl ABC
1 p.m. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic ESPN
5 p.m. Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual ESPN
8:30 p.m. Allstate Sugar Bowl ESPN


Schedule is subject to change


Media contact: Derek Volner at 860-384-9986; [email protected] and @DerekVolner


Derek Volner

I work in college sports, which includes football and basketball, with an emphasis on Olympic Sports. Additionally, I handle ESPN’s coverage of high school athletics and recruiting.
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