Just like that, College Football Bowl Season is upon us.
Given the craziness of, you know, we wouldn’t be surprised if the beginning of Bowl season snuck up on even the most obsessive college football fan. But today’s Myrtle Beach Bowl between Appalachian State and North Texas (2:30pm ET, ESPN) marks the official start of the best unofficial season on the sports calendar. Between today and the College Football National Championship on Jan. 11, the ESPN family of networks will have coverage of nearly 30 Bowl Games (pending, well, you know).
That’s actually significantly fewer games than were originally planned, but 16 Bowls have been cancelled this year, with 22 programs choosing to opt out of bowl eligibility (including LSU, whose self-imposed bowl ban due to NCAA violations has been the source of much sports talk consternation in SEC country). However, because of the relative scarcity of Bowl games and competitors, this year’s Bowl Season schedule is dense with compelling matchups (even if the Semifinal games between #1 Alabama and #4 Notre Dame, and #2 Clemson and #4 Ohio State felt like an inevitability since at least October).
Check out the full slate of 2020 Bowl Games on Sling below; All games will be available for Sling Orange subscribers, including ABC broadcasts, which can be found on ESPN3. Use the link at the bottom of the page to get Sling Orange at the best price.
UPDATE: After originally getting passed over for a bowl game despite their 9-2 record, Army has replaced Tennessee in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. The Black Knights will face West Virginia.
UPDATE 2: The Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl featuring South Carolina vs. UAB has been cancelled. Updated schedule below.
UPDATE 3: The TransPerfect Music City Bowl between #15 Iowa and Missouri has been cancelled due to COVID issues in the Tigers program. See the Updated schedule below.
2020 Bowl Season on Sling
|Mon, Dec 21||2:30 PM||Myrtle Beach Bowl||Appalachian State vs. North Texas||ESPN||APP 56, UNT 28|
|Tue, Dec 22||3:30 PM||Famous Potato Bowl||Nevada vs. Tulane||ESPN||NEV 38, TULN 27|
|Tue, Dec 22||7:00 PM||Boca Raton Bowl||UCF vs. #16 BYU||ESPN||BYU 49, UCF 23|
|Wed, Dec 23||3:00 PM||R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl||Louisiana Tech vs. Georgia Southern||ESPN||GASO 38, LT 3|
|Wed, Dec 23||7:00 PM||Montgomery Bowl||Memphis vs. FAU||ESPN||MEM 25, FAU 10|
|Thu, Dec 24||3:30 PM||New Mexico Bowl||Hawaii vs. Houston||ESPN||HAW 28, HOU 14|
|Fri, Dec 25||2:30 PM||Camellia Bowl||Marshall vs. Buffalo||ESPN||
BUFF 17, MRSH 10
|Sat, Dec 26||12:00 PM||FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl||Liberty vs. #12 Coastal Carolina||ESPN||
LIB 37, CCU 34 (OT)
|Sat, Dec 26||3:30 PM||SERVPRO First Responder Bowl||UTSA vs. #19 Louisiana||ESPN3||UL 31, UTSA 24|
|Tue, Dec 29||5:30 PM||Cheez-It Bowl||#21 Oklahoma State vs. #18 Miami||ESPN||TBD|
|Tue, Dec 29||9:00 PM||Valero Alamo Bowl||#20 Texas vs. Colorado||ESPN||TBD|
|Wed, Dec 30||12:00 PM||Duke's Mayo Bowl||Wake Forest vs. Wisconsin||ESPN||TBD|
|Wed, Dec 30||8:00 PM||Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic||#6 Oklahoma vs. #7 Florida||ESPN||TBD|
|Thu, Dec 31||12:00 PM||Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl||#24 Tulsa va. Mississippi State||ESPN||TBD|
|Thu, Dec 31||2:00 PM||Arizona Bowl||Ball State vs. #22 San Jose State||CBS*||TBD|
|Thu, Dec 31||4:00 PM||AutoZone Liberty Bowl||West Virginia vs. Army||ESPN||TBD|
|Thu, Dec 31||8:00 PM||Mercari Texas Bowl||Arkansas vs. TCU||ESPN||TBD|
|Wed, Jan 1||12:00 PM||Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl||#8 Cincinnati vs. #9 Georgia||ESPN||TBD|
|Wed, Jan 1||1:00 PM||Vrbo Citrus Bowl||Auburn vs. #14 Northwestern||ESPN3||TBD|
|Wed, Jan 1||4:00 PM||Rose Bowl Game (College Football Playoff semifinal)||#4 Notre Dame vs. #1 Alabama||ESPN||TBD|
|Wed, Jan 1||8:00 PM||Allstate Sugar Bowl (College Football Playoff semifinal)||#3 Ohio State vs. #2 Clemson||ESPN||TBD|
|Thu, Jan 2||12:00 PM||TaxSlayer Gator Bowl||#23 NC State vs. Kentucky||ESPN||TBD|
|Thu, Jan 2||12:30 PM||Outback Bowl||Ole Miss vs. #11 Indiana||ESPN3||TBD|
|Thu, Jan 2||4:00 PM||PlayStation Fiesta Bowl||#25 Oregon vs. #10 Iowa State||ESPN||TBD|
|Thu, Jan 2||8:00 PM||Capital One Orange Bowl||#5 Texas A&M vs. #13 Northcarolina||ESPN||TBD|
|Sat, Jan 11||8:00 PM||College Football Playoff National Championship Game||TBD||ESPN||TBD|
*Full game not available on Sling