Here’s your college football bowl primer

With the college bowl season upon us, here’s a review of the broadcast schedules.
ESPN has everything, with a few noted exceptions. ESPN2 has the Independence Bowl on Dec. 27 and Gator Bowl on Jan. 1. ABC has the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1. ESPNU has the TicketCity Bowl on Jan. 1. CBS has the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31. Fox has the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 7.
ESPN Radio in New York (WEPN 1050-AM) will air 10 games: Hawaii Bowl on Dec. 24, Insight Bowl on Dec. 28, Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29, Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 30, Liberty Bowl and Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31, Outback Bowl and Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1, Orange Bowl on Jan. 3, and the National title game on Jan. 10.
WFAN radio in New York (660-AM) will air the Jan. 1 Capital One Bowl.
I’ll fill in other radio affiliates as I receive them.

Saturday, Dec. 18
New Mexico Bowl: Brigham Young vs. Texas-El Paso, 2 p.m. (ESPN)
Humanitarian Bowl: Northern Illinois vs. Fresno State, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)
New Orleans Bowl: Ohio vs. Troy, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Tuesday, Dec. 21
St. Petersburg Bowl: Southern Mississippi vs. Louisville, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Wednesday, Dec. 22
Las Vegas Bowl: Utah vs. Boise State, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Thursday, Dec. 23
Poinsettia Bowl: Navy vs. San Diego State, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, Dec. 24
Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii vs. Tulsa, 8 p.m. (ESPN, WEPN 1050-AM)

Sunday, Dec. 26
Little Caesars Bowl: Florida International vs. Toledo, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Monday, Dec. 27
Independence Bowl: Air Force vs. Georgia Tech, 5 p.m. (ESPN2)

Tuesday, Dec. 28
Champs Sports Bowl: West Virginia vs. North Carolina State, 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Insight Bowl: Missouri vs. Iowa, 10 p.m. (ESPN, WEPN 1050-AM, WHO 1040-AM)

Wednesday, Dec. 29
Military Bowl: East Carolina vs. Maryland, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Texas Bowl: Illinois vs. Baylor, 6 p.m. (ESPN)
Alamo Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Arizona, 9:15 p.m. (ESPN, WEPN 1050-AM joined in progress)

Thursday, Dec. 30
Armed Forces Bowl: Army vs. Southern Methodist, noon (ESPN, WABC 770-AM, WALL 1340-AM, WEOK 1390-AM)
Pinstripe Bowl: Kansas State vs. Syracuse, 3:20 p.m. (ESPN, WEPN 1050-AM, WNYM 970-AM)
Music City Bowl: North Carolina vs. Tennessee, 6:40 p.m. (ESPN)
Holiday Bowl: Nebraska vs. Washington, 10 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, Dec. 31
Meineke Car Care Bowl: South Florida vs. Clemson, noon (ESPN)
Sun Bowl: Notre Dame vs. Miami, 2 p.m. (CBS, WBNR 1260-AM, WLNA 1420-AM, WGHQ 920-AM, WBBR 1130-AM)
Liberty Bowl: Georgia vs. Central Florida, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN, WEPN 1050-AM)
Chick-fil-A Bowl: South Carolina vs. Florida State, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN, WEPN 1050-AM joined in progress)

Saturday, Jan. 1
TicketCity Bowl: Northwestern vs. Texas Tech, noon (ESPNU)
Outback Bowl: Florida vs. Penn State, 1 p.m. (ABC, WEPN 1050-AM, WVNJ 1460-AM)
Capital One Bowl: Alabama vs. Michigan State, 1 p.m. (ESPN, WFAN 660-AM)
Gator Bowl: Mississippi State vs. Michigan, 1:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Rose Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Texas Christian, 5 p.m. (ESPN)
Fiesta Bowl: Connecticut vs. Oklahoma, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN, WEPN 1050-AM joined in progress, WTIC 1080-AM)

Monday, Jan. 3
Orange Bowl: Stanford vs. Virginia Tech, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Wednesday, Jan. 4
Sugar Bowl: Ohio State vs. Arkansas, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, Jan. 6 Bowl: Middle Tennessee vs. Miami-Ohio, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday, Jan. 7
Cotton Bowl: Louisiana State vs. Texas A&M, 8 p.m. (Fox)

Saturday, Jan. 8
Compass Bowl: Pittsburgh vs. Kentucky, noon (ESPN)

Sunday, Jan. 9
Fight Hunger Bowl: Nevada vs. Boston College, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Monday, Jan. 10
National Championship: Oregon vs. Auburn, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN, WEPN 1050-AM)

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