Get ready for a lot bowl games this year in college football! The Football Bowl Association released the dates and times for this year’s set of bowl games on Tuesday.
A record 41 bowl games will be played from December 19 (starting with the AutoNation Cure Bowl in Orlando, and followed by four other bowl games that day) through January 11; with the College Football Playoff National Championship in Phoenix culminating the 2015-16 bowl season.
The Football Bowl Association issued a release on Tuesday:
“This is the most comprehensive schedule – ever,” said Wright Waters, Football Bowl Association Executive Director. “At one end of the spectrum is the opportunity to crown a national champion through the bowl system. At every level, student athletes, fans, teams and universities will all have the opportunity to compete in the postseason.”
The ESPN family of networks – including ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC – will offer live television coverage of 39 games, including the national semifinals on Dec. 31 and the national championship game. CBS Sports Network will televise the inaugural AutoNation Cure Bowl on Dec. 19 and CBS Sports will continue its long association with the Hyundai Sun Bowl on Dec. 26.
There will be two new bowl games this year with the aforementioned AutoNation Cure Bowl being one and the other being the Arizona Bowl to be played in Tucson, Arizona with a date to be determined.