ESPN Sets Schedule of Network-Owned Football Bowl Games

ESPN has announced the date and times for the seven network-owned college football bowl games. The bowl season will begin December 15th.

Here are the details…

  • Gildan New Mexico Bowl

The seventh edition of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl will be played Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at 1 p.m. on ESPN from University Stadium in Albuquerque, N.M. The game will feature a team from the Mountain West Conference against a team from the Pac-12 Conference.

  • Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg

The Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg will be played Friday, Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN. From Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, the game showcases a team from the BIG EAST Conference against a team from Conference USA.

  • MAACO Bowl Las Vegas

The MAACO Bowl Las Vegas will be played Saturday, Dec. 22, at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN. The 21st annual game will be played at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas and feature the top choice from the Mountain West Conference against the fifth pick from the Pac-12 Conference.

  • Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl

For the first time, the Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl will be played on a Monday night – December 24. The game kicks off at 8 p.m. on ESPN from Aloha Stadium. In its 11th year, the bowl will pit a team from the Mountain West Conference against a team from Conference USA. The game will be played on Christmas Eve for the eighth time.

  • Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas

The Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas will be played Friday, Dec. 28, at 9 p.m. on ESPN. The game is played at Reliant Stadium in Houston and features teams from the Big 12 and Big Ten Conferences.

  • Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl

The 10th edition of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl will be played Saturday, Dec. 29, at 11:45 a.m. on ESPN. The game returns to TCU’s Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas after a two-year hiatus. A team from Conference USA will face a bowl eligible team to be named.

  • BBVA Compass Bowl

The seventh annual BBVA Compass Bowl will be played Saturday, Jan. 5, at 1 p.m. on ESPN. The game is played at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala., and will pit a team from the BIG EAST Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference.

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