ESPN announces times and dates for 35 bowl games in 2019


If you were anxiously waiting around for the bowl game schedule to make your holiday plans this year, you’re in luck because ESPN has their calendar all set.

The network released the times and dates for a whopping 35 bowl games on Thursday, covering everything from the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl to the College Football Playoff. The calendar itself this year did present some challenges given that there’s 15 weeks in the regular season instead of the normal 14 for most teams. Bowl season will thus span 17 days before and after the semifinals — which are the Peach and Fiesta Bowls this season — and have nine bowls plus the national title game played after the calendar turns to 2020.

Without further ado, the 2019 bowl slate (sans the RedBox Bowl, Arizona Bowl and the Holiday Bowl, which are TBA):

December 20

2 p.m. ET, ESPN — Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl

7:30 p.m.  ET, ESPN2 — Frisco Bowl

December 21

Noon ET, ABC — Celebration Bowl

2 p.m. ET, ESPN — New Mexico Bowl

2:30 p.m. ET, CBS Sports Network — AutoNation Cure Bowl

3:30 p.m. ET, ABC — Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl

5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN — Camellia Bowl

7:30 p.m. ET, ABC — Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl

9 p.m. ET, ESPN — R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

December 23

2:30 p.m. ET, ESPN — Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl

December 24

8 p.m. ET, ESPN — SoFi Hawai’i Bowl

December 26

4 p.m. ET, ESPN — Walk-On’s Independence Bowl

8 p.m. ET, ESPN — Quick Lane Bowl

December 27

Noon ET, ESPN — Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman

3:20 p.m. ET, ESPN — New Era Pinstripe Bowl

6:45 p.m. ET, ESPN — Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl

10:15 p.m. ET, ESPN — Cheez-It Bowl

December 28

Noon ET, ABC — Camping World Bowl

Noon ET, ESPN — Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

4 or 8 p.m. ET, ESPN — Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (College Football Playoff Semifinal)

4 or 8 p.m. ET, ESPN — PlayStation Fiesta Bowl (College Football Playoff Semifinal)

December 30

12:30 p.m., ESPN — SERVPRO First Responder Bowl

4 p.m., ESPN — Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

8 p.m., ESPN — Capital One Orange Bowl

December 31

Noon ET, ESPN — Belk Bowl

2 p.m. ET, CBS — Hyundai Sun Bowl

3:45 p.m. ET, ESPN — AutoZone Liberty Bowl

7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN — Valero Alamo Bowl

January 1

1 p.m. ET, ABC — Citrus Bowl

1 p.m. ET, ESPN — Outback Bowl

5 p.m. ET, ESPN — Rose Bowl Game

8:45 p.m. ET, ESPN — Allstate Sugar Bowl

January 2

3 p.m. ET, ESPN — Birmingham Bowl

7 p.m. ET, ESPN — TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

January 3

3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN — Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

January 4

11:30 a.m. ET, ESPN — Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

January 6

7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN — Mobile Alabama Bowl

January 13

8 p.m. ET, ESPN — College Football Playoff National Championship