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

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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

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