CURE BOWL TO BE PLAYED SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26 ON ESPN


Thirteen ESPN Events Owned and Operated Bowl Games




ESPN will televise a 35-game college football bowl season schedule in 2020-21, continuing its long-standing commitment to the sport. The schedule features 13 ESPN Events owned and operated games, the College Football Playoff Semifinals (Friday, Jan. 1) and the entire New Year’s Six, culminating with the College Football Playoff National Championship (Monday, Jan. 11) from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.


Bowl Season Begins December 19

This year’s bowl season kicks off Saturday, Dec. 19 with ESPN Events’ Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl from Frisco, Texas at 7 p.m. ET.  


ESPN’s lineup includes the new Montgomery Bowl on Wednesday, Dec. 23 (7 p.m. on ESPN or ESPN2), in addition to Camellia Bowl, also in Montgomery, Ala., which will be played on Friday, Dec. 25.  


The busiest day of ESPN’s bowl campaign will be Saturday, Dec. 26, when six games are scheduled across ESPN and ABC beginning at noon with the Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl in Tampa and the Cure Bowl in Orlando.


ESPN continues to be the industry’s home to college football’s postseason, airing 35 of the 37 bowl games that are scheduled to be played during the newly rebranded Bowl Season.


College Football Playoff Semifinals on New Year’s Day – The Rose Bowl Game and Allstate Sugar Bowl

This season’s College Football Playoff Semifinals will return to its traditional New Year’s Day date on ESPN. The Rose Bowl Game (5 p.m.) and Allstate Sugar Bowl (8:45 p.m.) will host this year’s CFP Semifinals, while the New Year’s Six’s Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (12:30 p.m., ESPN) is also scheduled for Jan. 1.


The New Year’s Six also features the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic on Dec. 30 (7:15 p.m.) and a pair of games on Saturday, Jan. 2 – the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl (4 p.m.) followed by the Capital One Orange Bowl (8 p.m.), all on ESPN.



ESPN’s 2020-21 Bowl Season Schedule


Sat, Dec 19

7 p.m.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl **
Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas

ESPN


Mon, Dec 21

2:30 p.m.

Myrtle Beach Bowl **
Brooks Stadium, Conway, S.C.

ESPN


Tue, Dec 22

3:30 p.m.

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl **
Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho

ESPN




7 p.m.

Boca Raton Bowl **
FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Fla.

ESPN


Wed, Dec 23

3:30 p.m.

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

ESPN




7 p.m.

Montgomery Bowl **

Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Ala.

ESPN or ESPN2


Thu, Dec 24

3:30 p.m.

New Mexico Bowl **
TBD, Albuquerque, N.M.

ESPN


Fri, Dec 25

2:30 p.m.

Camellia Bowl **
Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Ala.

ESPN


Sat, Dec 26

12 p.m.

Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl **
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa

ABC




12 p.m.

Cure Bowl **
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Fla.

ESPN




3:30 p.m.

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl **
Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas

ABC




3:30 p.m.

LendingTree Bowl
Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Ala.

ESPN




7 p.m.

Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl
Independence Stadium, Shreveport, La.

ESPN




10:15 p.m.

Guaranteed Rate Bowl
Chase Field, Phoenix

ESPN


Mon, Dec 28

2:30 p.m.

Military Bowl Presented by Perspecta
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Md.

ESPN


Tue, Dec 29

2 p.m.

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Yankee Stadium, New York

ESPN




5:30 p.m.

Cheez-It Bowl
Camping World Stadium, Orlando

ESPN




9 p.m.

Valero Alamo Bowl
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas

ESPN


Wed, Dec 30

12 p.m.

Duke's Mayo Bowl
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte

ESPN




3:30 p.m.

TransPerfect Music City Bowl
Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tenn.

ESPN


7:15 p.m.

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

ESPN




10:45 p.m.

LA Bowl
SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, Calif.

ESPN


Thu, Dec 31

12 p.m.

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl **
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas

ESPN




4 p.m.

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis

ESPN




8 p.m.

Texas Bowl **
NRG Stadium, Houston

ESPN


Fri, Jan 1

12 p.m.

TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl **
Legion Field, Birmingham, Ala.

ESPN2




12:30 p.m.

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

ESPN




1 p.m.

Vrbo Citrus Bowl
Camping World Stadium, Orlando

ABC


5 p.m.

College Football Playoff Semifinal at The Rose Bowl Game
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif.

ESPN


8:45 p.m.

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

ESPN


Sat, Jan 2

12 p.m.

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville

ESPN




12:30 p.m.

Outback Bowl
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa

ABC


4 p.m.

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.

ESPN


8 p.m.

Capital One Orange Bowl
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fla.

ESPN


Mon, Jan 11

8 p.m.

College Football Playoff National Championship
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fla.

ESPN


All times Eastern. Subject to change.

** ESPN Events bowl games



Note: A decision regarding the Las Vegas Bowl will be announced in the near future



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Media contacts:
Amanda Brooks at 704-973-5042; Amanda.D.Brooks@espn.com and @BrooksAD
Bill Hofheimer at 860-766-9589; Bill.Hofheimer@espn.com and @bhofheimer_espn



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