ESPN releases 2017-2018 Bowl Schedule


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ESPN releases 2017-2018 Bowl Schedule

ESPN will televise more than 35 college football bowl games this upcoming December and January, once again solidifying itself as the home of post-season college football. The industry-leading slate starts with five bowls on Saturday, Dec. 16, including the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl (noon ET) on ABC – one of the 13 owned and operated games by ESPN Events. The Las Vegas Bowl (3:30 p.m.) is the second game of ABC’s doubleheader that day, while the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (1 p.m.), Gildan New Mexico Bowl (4:30 p.m.) and Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (8 p.m.) will complete ESPN’s tripleheader.

ESPN’s bowl schedule resumes Tuesday, Dec. 19, and will continue almost daily for the next 13 days. In that time period, ESPN will televise multiple games per day regularly, including three games on five different days, four games on Saturday, Dec. 30, and five games on Monday, Jan. 1. ESPN’s bowl schedule and the college football season will conclude with the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T (8 p.m.) on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.

The College Football Playoff Semifinals will be a part of ESPN’s January 1 schedule, with the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual beginning at 5 p.m. and College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl starting at 8:45 p.m. The entire New Year’s Six and the CFP National Championship will air on ESPN.

ESPN’s 2017-18 Bowl Schedule  

Date Time (ET) Game Network

Sat, Dec. 16 Noon Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl ABC

1 p.m. R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl ESPN

3:30 p.m. Las Vegas Bowl ABC

4:30 p.m. Gildan New Mexico Bowl ESPN

8 p.m. Raycom Media Camellia Bowl ESPN

Tue, Dec. 19 7 p.m. Boca Raton Bowl ESPN

Thu, Dec. 21 8 p.m. St. Petersburg Bowl ESPN

Fri, Dec. 22 12:30 p.m. Bahamas Bowl ESPN

4 p.m. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl ESPN

Sat, Dec. 23 12 p.m. Birmingham Bowl ESPN

3:30 p.m. Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl ESPN

7 p.m. Dollar General Bowl ESPN

Sun, Dec. 24 8:30 p.m. Hawai’i Bowl ESPN

Tue, Dec. 26 TBD Quick Lane Bowl ESPN

TBD Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl ESPN

TBD Cactus Bowl ESPN

Wed, Dec. 27 1:30 p.m. Independence Bowl ESPN

5:15 p.m. New Era Pinstripe Bowl ESPN

9 p.m. Texas Bowl ESPN

Thu, Dec. 28 1:30 p.m. Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman ESPN

5:15 p.m. Camping World Bowl ESPN

9 p.m. Valero Alamo Bowl ESPN

Fri, Dec. 29 1 p.m. Belk Bowl ESPN

4:30 p.m. Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl ESPN

8:30 p.m. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic* ESPN

Sat, Dec. 30 Noon TaxSlayer Bowl ESPN

12:30 p.m. AutoZone Liberty Bowl ABC

4 p.m. PlayStation Fiesta Bowl* ESPN

8 p.m. Capital One Orange Bowl* ESPN

Mon, Jan 1 Noon Outback Bowl ESPN2

12:30 p.m. Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl* ESPN

1 p.m. Citrus Bowl ABC

5 p.m. College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual* ESPN

8:45 p.m. College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl* ESPN

Mon, Jan 8 8 p.m. College Football Playoff National Championship Presented By AT&T ESPN

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