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[12/10/14 - 10:58 AM]
Inaugural College Football Playoff Highlights ESPN's 38-Game Post-Season Bowl Schedule
ESPN and ESPN Radio will provide New Year's Eve and New Year's Day tripleheaders as part of a New Year's Six schedule featuring both semifinals and four additional premier bowls.

[via press release from ESPN]

Inaugural College Football Playoff Highlights ESPN's 38-Game Post-Season Bowl Schedule

ESPN's extensive coverage of the 2014-15 college football season will culminate with 38 post-season games, highlighted by every matchup of the inaugural College Football Playoff format. With the new post-season format - four teams meeting in semifinals followed by a championship contest between the winning programs - ESPN and ESPN Radio will provide New Year's Eve and New Year's Day tripleheaders as part of a New Year's Six schedule featuring both semifinals and four additional premier bowls. Both networks will provide exclusive coverage of the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship on January 12.

College Football Playoff & New Year's Six Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game Network

Wed, Dec 31

12:30 p.m. Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: No. 9 Ole Miss vs. No. 6 TCU TV: Joe Tessitore, Brock Huard & Shannon Spake Radio: Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Laura Rutledge ESPN & ESPN Radio

4 p.m. VIZIO Fiesta Bowl: No. 20 Boise State vs. No. 10 Arizona TV: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Todd McShay Radio: Dave Flemming, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams ESPN & ESPN Radio

8 p.m. Capital One Orange Bowl: No. 7 Mississippi State vs. No. 12 Georgia Tech TV: Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer & Maria Taylor Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad ESPN & ESPN Radio

Thu, Jan 1

12:30 p.m. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic: No. 8 Michigan State vs. No. 5 Baylor TV: Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Tom Luginbill Radio: Brad Sham, Kelly Stouffer & Ian Fitzsimmons ESPN & ESPN Radio

5 p.m. Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual College Football Playoff Semifinal: No. 2 Oregon vs. No. 3 Florida State TV: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox & Tom Rinaldi Radio: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Todd McShay ESPN & ESPN Radio

8:30 p.m. Allstate Sugar Bowl College Football Playoff Semifinal: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Ohio State TV: Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad ESPN & ESPN Radio

Mon, Jan 12

8:30 p.m. College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T: TBD vs. TBD TV: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox & Tom Rinaldi Radio: Mike Tirico, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe & Joe Schad ESPN & ESPN Radio

The schedule will kick off on Saturday, Dec. 20, with five games, four on ESPN and ESPN Radio and one on ABC. An ESPN outlet will present at least one game a day for 12 out of the 14 days from December 22 to January 4. Highlights:

· Every bowl game on ESPN, ABC and ESPN2 will also be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members, on Apple TV and Roku to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

· ESPN Radio will broadcast 30 bowl games, including all of the New Year's Six matchups and the College Football Playoff National Championship.

· ESPN platforms will cover all 11 ESPN Events owned-and-operated bowl games:

· Four on Saturday, Dec. 20: Gildan New Mexico Bowl (2:20 p.m. on ESPN & ESPN Radio); Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl (3:30 p.m. on ABC); Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (5:45 p.m. on ESPN & ESPN Radio) and Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (9:15 p.m. on ESPN & ESPN Radio).

· Additional pre-Christmas Day games on ESPN and ESPN Radio include the Boca Raton Bowl (Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 6 p.m.) and Hawaii Bowl (Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 8 p.m.).

· Two matchups on Friday, Dec. 26, include the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl (1 p.m. on ESPN) and the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl (8 p.m. on ESPN & ESPN Radio)

· Additional games include: AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl (Monday, Dec. 29, at 9 p.m. on ESPN & ESPN Radio), Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (Friday, Jan. 2 at noon on ESPN); and Birmingham Bowl (Saturday, Jan. 3, at noon on ESPN & ESPN Radio).

Additional Postseason Games

Date Time (ET) Game Network

Sat, Dec 20

11 a.m. R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Nevada vs. Louisiana-Lafayette TV: Bob Wischusen, Mack Brown & Kaylee Hartung Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad ESPN & ESPN Radio

2:20 p.m. Gildan New Mexico Bowl: Utah State vs. UTEP TV: Mark Neely, David Diaz-Infante & Kayce Smith Radio: TBD, Tom Ramsey & TBD ESPN & ESPN Radio

3:30 p.m. Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl: No. 22 Utah vs. Colorado State Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer & Maria Taylor ABC

5:45 p.m. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Western Michigan vs. Air Force TV: Eamon McAnaney, Dan Hawkins & Dawn Davenport Radio: Paul Loeffler & Pat Hill ESPN & ESPN Radio

9:15 p.m. Raycom Media Camellia Bowl: South Alabama vs. Bowling Green TV: Dave Lamont, Joey Galloway & Paul Carcaterra Radio: Jason Benetti, Gene Chizik & Niki Noto ESPN & ESPN Radio

Mon, Dec 22

2 p.m. Miami Beach Bowl: BYU vs. Memphis Dave Flemming, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams ESPN

Tue, Dec 23

6 p.m. Boca Raton Bowl: Marshall vs. Northern Illinois TV: Dave Lamont, Desmond Howard & Quint Kessenich Radio: Marc Kestecher, John Congemi & TBD ESPN & ESPN Radio

9:30 p.m. San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: Navy vs. San Diego State TV: Tom Hart, Mike Bellotti & Heather Mitts Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad ESPN & ESPN Radio

Wed, Dec 24

Noon Popeyes Bahamas Bowl: Central Michigan vs. Western Kentucky TV: Steve Levy, Lou Holtz, Mark May & Laura Rutledge Radio: John Brickley & Pete Najerian ESPN & ESPN Radio

8 p.m. Hawaii Bowl: Fresno State vs. Rice TV: Allen Bestwick, Rod Gilmore & Holly Rowe Radio: Kevin Winter & Trevor Matich ESPN & ESPN Radio

Fri, Dec 26

1 p.m. Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl: Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech Mike Corey, Charles Arbuckle & Kayce Smith ESPN

4:30 p.m. Quick Lane Bowl: Rutgers vs. North Carolina Mark Neely, Ray Bentley & Niki Noto ESPN

8 p.m. Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl: NC State vs. UCF TV: Adam Amin, John Congemi & Kaylee Hartung Radio: Dave Lamont, Anthony Becht & Cara Capuano ESPN & ESPN Radio

Sat, Dec 27

1 p.m. Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman: Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech TV: Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Paul Carcaterra Radio: Eamon McAnaney, Jay Walker & TBD ESPN & ESPN Radio

3:30 p.m. Duck Commander Independence Bowl: Miami (Fla.) vs. South Carolina Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Laura Rutledge ABC

4:30 p.m. New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Boston College vs. Penn State TV: Bob Wischusen, Matt Millen & Quint Kessenich Radio: Kevin Winter, Jack Ford & TBD ESPN & ESPN Radio

8 p.m. National University Holiday Bowl: Nebraska vs. No. 24 USC TV: Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha Ponder Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad ESPN & ESPN Radio

Mon, Dec 29

2 p.m. AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Texas A&M vs. West Virginia TV: Clay Matvick, Anthony Becht & Dawn Davenport Radio: Mark Neely, Ray Bentley & Niki Noto ESPN & ESPN Radio

5:30 p.m. Russell Athletic Bowl: Oklahoma vs. No. 17 Clemson TV: Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad ESPN & ESPN Radio

9 p.m. AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl: Arkansas vs. Texas TV: Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Tom Luginbill Radio: Adam Amin, John Congemi & Kayce Smith ESPN & ESPN Radio

Tue, Dec 30

3 p.m. Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: Notre Dame vs. No. 23 LSU TV: Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore & Jessica Mendoza Radio: Mark Neely, David Diaz-Infante & Dawn Davenport ESPN & ESPN Radio

6:30 p.m. Belk Bowl: No. 13 Georgia vs. No. 21 Louisville TV: Anish Shroff, Kelly Stouffer & Cara Capuano Radio: Tom Hart, Matt Stinchcomb & Heather Mitts ESPN & ESPN Radio

10 p.m. Foster Farms Bowl: Maryland vs. Stanford TV: Dave Flemming, Greg McElroy & Shelley Smith Radio: Roxy Bernstein, Tom Ramsey & Dave Shore ESPN & ESPN Radio

Thu, Jan 1

Noon Outback Bowl: No. 19 Auburn vs. No. 18 Wisconsin Bob Wischusen, Matt Millen & Quint Kessenich ESPN2

1 p.m. Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl: No. 16 Missouri vs. No. 25 Minnesota TV: Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards Radio: Dave Lamont, Tom Ramsey & TBD ABC & ESPN Radio

Fri, Jan 2

Noon Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl: Houston vs. Pittsburgh Tom Hart, Matt Stinchcomb & Heather Mitts ESPN

3:20 p.m. TaxSlayer.com Bowl: Iowa vs. Tennessee TV: Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore & Jessica Mendoza Radio: Adam Amin, John Congemi & TBD ESPN & ESPN Radio

6:45 p.m. Valero Alamo Bowl: No. 11 Kansas State vs. No. 14 UCLA TV: Joe Tessitore, Brock Huard & Shannon Spake Radio: Bob Wischusen, Matt Millen & Quint Kessenich ESPN & ESPN Radio

10:15 p.m. TicketCity Cactus Bowl: Washington vs. Oklahoma State TV: Dave Flemming, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams Radio: Mark Neely, David Diaz-Infante & TBD ESPN & ESPN Radio

Sat, Jan 3

Noon Birmingham Bowl: East Carolina vs. Florida TV: Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Laura Rutledge Radio: Clay Matvick, Greg McElroy & Cara Capuano ESPN & ESPN Radio

Sun, Jan 4

9 p.m. GoDaddy Bowl: Toledo vs. Arkansas State Allen Bestwick, Ray Bentley & Quint Kessenich ESPN





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