The season is still months away, but it is never too early to start planning for the bowl season. For those of us who crave as much of the bowl season as possible, we dedicate our time watching third and fourth place teams from the non-AQ conferences battle for bragging rights in between holiday shopping. Today ESPN confirmed the dates and times for 11 of the bowl games controlled by the network’s events subsidiary, ESPN Events. Included in the line-up for 11 of the smaller bowl games are some new entries to the postseason calendar, including the Boca Raton Bowl and the Camelia Bowl. These are sure to be classic staples for years to come, right along with bowl games with new sponsors, like the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl.
Feel free to plan accordingly. All times eastern.
Gildan New Mexico Bowl (MWC vs. CUSA) – Saturday, December 20, 2:20 p.m., ESPN
Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl (MWC vs. MAC) – Saturday, December 20, 3:30 p.m., ABC
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (MWC vs. MAC) – Saturday, December 20, 5:45 p.m., ESPN
Raycom Media Camelia Bowl (Sun Belt vs. MAC) – Saturday, December 20, 9:15 p.m., ESPN
Boca Raton Bowl (MAC/CUSA/AAC) – Tuesday, December 23, 6:00 p.m., ESPN
Hawai’i Bowl (MWC vs. CUSA) – Wednesday, December 24, 8:00 p.m., ESPN
Heart of Dallas Bowl (CUSA vs. Big Ten) – Friday, December 26, 1:00 p.m., ESPN
Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl (ACC vs. AAC) – Friday, December 26, 8:00 p.m., ESPN
AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl (Big 12 vs. SEC) – Monday, December 29, 9:00 p.m., ESPN
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (AAC vs. Army) – Friday, January 2, 12:00 p.m., ESPN
Birmingham Bowl (AAC vs. SEC) – Saturday, January 3, 1:00 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2