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2020-21 BOWL SEASON SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

DALLAS (October 30, 2020) — Bowl Season today announced the complete 2020-21 college football bowl schedule, which includes 37 games, beginning December 19. All games will be televised on ESPN channels, with the exception of two bowls to be seen on CBS channels.

Bowl matchups will be revealed following the regular season and conference championship games. Bowl Season culminates with the 2021 College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship, scheduled to be played on Monday, January 11, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. Game times will be announced at a later date.

“We are thrilled to have the Bowl Season schedule set,” said Nick Carparelli, Executive Director of Bowl Season. “It has been an exceptionally unusual year due to the pandemic. But thanks to the flexibility and cooperation of the conferences and bowl partners, we are excited to reward student-athletes. These games will be a great way to highlight the many accomplishments of teams who have persevered through a very challenging year. Their hard work is deserving of celebration, especially this year.”

The NCAA’s Division I Council announced earlier this month that it has waived bowl eligibility requirements for the 2020-21 bowl season. It has also waived the minimum number of contests required for FBS teams.

Under ordinary circumstances, teams must have a .500 record to qualify for a bowl game, but the Football Oversight Committee recommended suspending that rule for the current season due to the pandemic and the possible postponement and cancellation of regular season games.

“The sacrifice and commitment of student-athletes is always inspiring,” Carparelli said. “For the vast majority of seniors who play in bowl games, it will mark the end of their journey as football players. We’re so honored to provide them and their families the thrill of soaking it all in one last time.”

 

Date             Bowl**                                                                      Location                                                                             Time (ET)        TV

Dec. 19        Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl              Toyota Stadium (Frisco, TX)                                       7:00 p.m.        ESPN

Dec. 21        Myrtle Beach Bowl                                               Brooks Stadium (Conway, SC)                                   2:30 p.m.        ESPN

Dec. 22        Famous Idaho Potato Bowl                               Albertsons Stadium (Boise, ID)                                 3:30 p.m.        ESPN

Dec. 22        Boca Raton Bowl                                                   FAU Stadium (Boca Raton, FL)                                  7:00 p.m.        ESPN

Dec. 23        R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl                       Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans, LA)      3:30 p.m.        ESPN

Dec. 23        Montgomery Bowl*                                             Cramton Bowl (Montgomery, AL)                           7:00 p.m.        ESPN or ESPN2

Dec. 24        New Mexico Bowl                                                 TBD (Albuquerque, NM)                                              3:30 p.m.        ESPN

Dec. 25        Camellia Bowl                                                         Cramton Bowl (Montgomery, AL)                           2:30 p.m.        ESPN

Dec. 26        Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl       Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, FL)                   Noon                ABC

Dec. 26        Cure Bowl                                                                 Camping World Stadium (Orlando, FL)                  Noon                ESPN

Dec. 26        SERVPRO First Responder Bowl                       Gerald J. Ford Stadium (Dallas, TX)                         3:30 p.m.        ABC

Dec. 26        LendingTree Bowl                                                 Ladd-Peebles Stadium (Mobile, AL)                        3:30 p.m.        ESPN

Dec. 26        Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl       Independence Stadium (Shreveport, LA)              7:00 p.m.        ESPN

Dec. 26        Guaranteed Rate Bowl                                        Chase Field (Phoenix, AZ)                                            10:15 p.m.     ESPN

Dec. 28        Military Bowl Presented by Perspecta          Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (Annapolis, MD)     2:30 p.m.        ESPN

Dec. 29        New Era Pinstripe Bowl                                      Yankee Stadium (New York)                                      2:00 p.m.        ESPN

Dec. 29        Cheez-It Bowl                                                          Camping World Stadium (Orlando, FL)                  5:30 p.m.        ESPN

Dec. 29        Valero Alamo Bowl                                               Alamodome (San Antonio, TX)                                  9:00 p.m.        ESPN

Dec. 30        Duke’s Mayo Bowl                                                Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, NC)            Noon                ESPN

Dec. 30        TransPerfect Music City Bowl                           Nissan Stadium (Nashville, TN)                                 3:30 p.m.        ESPN

Dec. 30        Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic                         AT&T Stadium (Arlington, TX)                                   7:15 p.m.        ESPN

Dec. 30        LA Bowl                                                                      SoFi Stadium (Inglewood, CA)                                   10:45 p.m.     ESPN

Dec. 31        Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl           Amon G. Carter Stadium (Fort Worth, TX)           Noon                ESPN

Dec. 31        Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl                                     Sun Bowl Stadium (El Paso, TX)                                2:00 p.m.        CBS

Dec. 31        AutoZone Liberty Bowl                                       Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium (Memphis, TN)         4:00 p.m.        ESPN

Dec. 31        Arizona Bowl                                                           Arizona Stadium (Tucson, AZ)                                   4:00 p.m.        CBSSN

Dec. 31        Texas Bowl                                                               NRG Stadium (Houston, TX)                                       8:00 p.m.        ESPN

Jan. 1           TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl                    Legion Field (Birmingham, AL)                                  Noon                ESPN2

Jan. 1           Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl                                         Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta, GA)                  12:30 p.m.     ESPN

Jan. 1           Vrbo Citrus Bowl                                                    Camping World Stadium (Orlando, FL)                  1:00 p.m.        ABC

Jan. 1           Rose Bowl Game (CFP Semifinal)                    Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)                                          5:00 p.m.        ESPN

Jan. 1           Allstate Sugar Bowl (CFP Semifinal)               Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans, LA)      8:45 p.m.        ESPN

Jan. 2           TaxSlayer Gator Bowl                                          TIAA Bank Field (Jacksonville, FL)                            Noon                ESPN

Jan. 2           Outback Bowl                                                         Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, FL)                   12:30 p.m.     ABC

Jan. 2           PlayStation Fiesta Bowl                                       State Farm Stadium (Glendale, AZ)                         4:00 p.m.        ESPN

Jan. 2           Capital One Orange Bowl                                   Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Gardens, FL)              8:00 p.m.        ESPN

Jan. 11         CFP National Championship                              Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Gardens, FL)              8:00 p.m.        ESPN

** All bowls subject to change

 

A few bowls have announced their intentions to postpone their annual games to the 2021 season due to the pandemic. Those bowls include the Bahamas Bowl, the Celebration Bowl, the Fenway Bowl, the Hawai’i Bowl, the Holiday Bowl, the Quick Lane Bowl, and the Redbox Bowl. *The Montgomery Bowl will be played as substitute of the Fenway Bowl for this season only. A decision regarding the Las Vegas Bowl will be announced in the near future.

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About Bowl Season

Bowl Season is the collective coalition of the 44 bowl games played in the traditional college football postseason. Dubbed “A Celebration of College Football,” Bowl Season promotes the grand tradition of the bowl system and its enduring value to student-athletes. It also highlights the broader university and college communities, including spirit squads, marching bands, athletic staff and fans. A nonprofit, Bowl Season spotlights the distinctiveness of each of the bowl games along with their histories and traditions, celebrating the bowl experience for present and future generations.