The Dates Are Set For College Football Bowl Season, Playoff

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In a year that wasn’t guaranteed to happen, the college football bowl season officially has a schedule. Rejoice.

The most wonderful time of the year will kickoff on Dec. 19 and feature at least one game played through Jan. 2. The season will conclude with the College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 11, but let’s not look that far just yet.

All 37 bowl games will be televised and Dec. 26 will be the perfect post-Christmas hangover cure with six games slated to be played. The Montgomery Bowl and the LA Bowl will make their debuts this season, but the Fenway Bowl was scheduled to debut from Boston and will not be played. It joins the Holiday Bowl, RedBox Bowl, Bahamas Bowl and Hawai’i Bowls as the five games that have announced they will not be played this season.

Full bowl schedule (EST):

Dec. 19
Frisco Bowl, 7 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 21
Myrtle Beach Bowl, 2:30 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 22
Potato Bowl, 3:30 p.m., ESPN

Boca Raton Bowl, 7 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 23
New Orleans Bowl, 3:30 p.m., ESPN

Montgomery Bowl, 7 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 24
New Mexico Bowl, 3:30 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 25
Camellia Bowl, 2:30 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 26
Gasparilla Bowl, Noon, ABC

Cure Bowl, Noon, ESPN

First Responder Bowl, 3:30 p.m., ABC

LendingTree Bowl, 3:30 p.m., ESPN

Independence Bowl, 7 p.m., ESPN

Guaranteed Rate Bowl, 10:15 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 28
Military Bowl, 2:30 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 29
Pinstripe Bowl, 2 p.m., ESPN

Cheez-It Bowl, 5:30 p.m., ESPN

Alamo Bowl, 9 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 30
Duke’s Mayo Bowl, Noon, ESPN

Music City Bowl, 3:30 p.m., ESPN

Cotton Bowl, 7:15, ESPN

LA Bowl, 10:45 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 31
Armed Forces Bowl, Noon, ESPN

Sun Bowl, 2 p.m., CBS

Liberty Bowl, 4 p.m., ESPN

Texas Bowl, 8 p.m., ESPN

Jan. 1
Birmingham Bowl, Noon, ESPN2

Peach Bowl, 12:30 p.m. ESPN

Citrus Bowl, 1 p.m., ABC

Rose Bowl, 5 p.m., ESPN

Sugar Bowl, 8:45 p.m., ESPN

Jan. 2
Gator Bowl, Noon, ESPN

Outback Bowl, 12:30 p.m., ABC

Fiesta Bowl, 4 p.m., ESPN

Orange Bowl, 8 p.m., ESPN

Jan. 11
National championship game, 8 p.m., ESPN