2017-18 college football bowl schedule, dates, times, TV channels

The 2017-18 bowl season has been set. With a few minor details to be determined, this is how the 40 games will line up over the month of December and into January, culminating with the College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 8, 2018.

There are some date changes among the smaller bowls, but the bigger story comes later in bowl season. As previously promised by college football's big wigs, there are no games on New Year's Eve. College football's bizarre mission to "take back" New Year's Eve was unsuccessful and common sense eventually prevailed. 

Below is the list of the 2017-18 college football bowl schedule. All times Eastern.

College Football Playoff

Date

Game

Location

Time (TV)

Matchup

Jan. 8

National Championship

Atlanta

8 p.m. (ESPN)

TBA vs. TBA

Jan. 1

Rose

Pasadena, Calif.

5 p.m. (ESPN)

Semifinal 

Jan. 1

Sugar

New Orleans

8:45 p.m. (ESPN)

Semifinal 

Selection committee bowl games

Date

Game

Location

TV (Time)

Matchup

Jan. 1

Peach

Atlanta

12:30 p.m. (ESPN)

At-large vs. At-large

Dec. 30

Fiesta

Glendale, Ariz.

4 p.m. (ESPN)

At-large vs. At-large

Dec. 30

Orange

Miami

8 p.m. (ESPN)

ACC vs. Big Ten/SEC/ND

Dec. 29

Cotton

Arlington, Tex.

8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

At-large vs. At-large

Other bowl games

Date

Game

Location

Time (TV)

Matchup

Jan. 1

Outback

Tampa

Noon (ESPN2)

SEC vs. Big Ten

Jan. 1Buffalo Wild WingsOrlando
1 p.m. (ABC)SEC vs. Big Ten/ACC

Dec. 30

Arizona

Tucson, Ariz.

TBA (CBSSN)

MWC vs. C-USA

Dec. 30

TaxSlayer Bowl

Jacksonville, Fla. Noon (ESPN)SEC vs. Big Ten/ACC
Dec. 30

Liberty

Nashville, Tenn. 

12:30 p.m. (ABC)

SEC vs. Big 12

Dec. 29Belk 
Charlotte1 p.m. (ESPN)

SEC vs. ACC/ND

Dec. 29

Sun

El Paso, Tex.

2 p.m. (CBS)

Pac-12 vs. ACC/ND

Dec. 29Music CityNashville, Tenn.4:30 p.m. (ESPN)

SEC vs. Big Ten/ACC/ND

Dec. 28MilitaryAnnapolis, Md.1:30 p.m. (ESPN)

AAC vs. ACC/ND

Dec. 28Camping World
Orlando, Fla.5:15 p.m. (ESPN) 

Big 12 vs. ACC/ND

Dec. 28Holiday BowlSan Diego, Calif.6 p.m. (FS1)

Big Ten vs. Pac-12  

Dec. 28Alamo Bowl
San Antonio, Tex.9 p.m. (ESPN)

Big 12 vs. Pac-12

Dec. 27Independence

Shreveport, La.

1:30 p.m. (ESPN)

SEC vs. ACC/ND

Dec. 27PinstripeBronx, N.Y. 5:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Big Ten vs. ACC/ND

Dec. 27TexasHouston9 p.m. (ESPN)

Big 12 vs. SEC

Dec. 26Quick LaneDetroitTBA (ESPN)

Big Ten vs. ACC/ND

Dec. 26Heart of DallasDallasTBA (ESPN)

Big 12 vs. C-USA

Dec. 26Cactus
PhoenixTBA (ESPN)

Big 12 vs. Pac-12

Dec. 24HawaiiHonolulu8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

MWC vs. AAC

Dec. 23Birmingham

Birmingham, Ala.

Noon (ESPN)SEC vs. AAC
Dec. 23Armed Forces

Fort Worth, Tex.

3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Big Ten vs. Army
Dec. 23Dollar General
Mobile, Ala.7 p.m. (ESPN)

MAC vs. Sun Belt

Dec. 22Bahamas

Nassau, Bahamas

12:30 p.m. (ESPN)

MAC vs. Sun Belt

Dec. 22Idaho Potato
Boise, Idaho4 p.m. (ESPN)MWC vs. MAC
Dec. 21St. PeteSt. Petersberg, Fla.

8 p.m. (ESPN)

C-USA vs. AAC

Dec. 20FriscoFrisco, Tex.8 p.m. (ESPN)
AAC vs. C-USA/MAC/Sun Belt
Dec. 19Boca RatonBoca Raton, Fla7 p.m. (ESPN)AAC vs. C-USA
Dec. 16

New Orleans

New Orleans

1 p.m. (ESPN)

Sun Belt vs. C-USA/MWC

Dec. 16

Cure

Orlando, Fla.

2:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

AAC vs. Sun Belt

Dec. 16

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

3:30 p.m. (ABC)

Pac-12 vs. MWC

Dec. 16

New Mexico

Albuquerque, N.M.

4:30 p.m. (ESPN)

C-USA vs. MWC

Dec. 16

Camellia

Montgomery, Ala.

8 p.m. (ESPN)

MAC vs. Sun Belt

TBA

Foster Farms

Santa Clara, Calif.

TBA (Fox)

Big Ten vs. Big 12

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