ESPN releases bowl schedule for upcoming season

More than three months remain until the college football kicks off the 2017 season. But we already know something about the upcoming year.

When those coveted bowl games will be played.

ESPN released the bowl schedule for the 2017-18 season, complete with dates, kickoff times and network.

Bowl season will begin on Dec. 16 with five games. It will conclude on Jan. 8 with the College Football Playoff National Championship.

As addressed before, there will be no games scheduled on New Year’s Eve. Games associated with the New Year’s Six will be played on Dec. 30 or Jan. 1. Both College Football Playoff Semifinal contests are scheduled for New Year’s Day.

Here’s the complete schedule released by 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

In 2016, 10 teams from the B1G went bowling. The conference, though, struggled in the postseason, finishing with a 3-7 record.

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