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College Football Bowl Schedule 2021: Dates, times for all 44 bowls

After a shortened 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, bowl games are returning in full force in 2021 with 44 postseason contests. ESPN released the 2021 college football bowl schedule on May 27. Bowl season will begin December 17 and culminate with the College Football Playoff National Championship on January 10 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. So, here are the dates, times, and television hosts for every bowl game in 2021.

What is the 2021-22 college football bowl schedule?

All times listed below are Eastern Time.

Friday, Dec. 17:
Bahamas Bowl | 12 PM | ESPN | Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium — Nassau, Bahamas
Cure Bowl | 6 PM | ESPN2 | Camping World Stadium — Orlando, Florida

Saturday, Dec. 18:
Boca Raton Bowl | 11 AM | ESPN | FAU Stadium — Boca Raton, Florida
Celebration Bowl | 12 PM | ABC | Mercedes-Benz Stadium — Atlanta, Georgia
New Mexico Bowl | 2:15 PM | ESPN | Dreamstyle Stadium — Albuquerque, New Mexico
Independence Bowl | 3:30 PM | ABC | Independence Stadium — Shreveport, Louisiana
LendingTree Bowl | 5:45 PM | ESPN | Ladd-Peebles Stadium — Mobile, Alabama
LA Bowl | 7:30 PM | ABC | SoFi Stadium — Inglewood, California
New Orleans Bowl | 9:15 PM | ESPN | Mercedes-Benz Superdome — New Orleans, Louisiana

Monday, Dec. 20:
Myrtle Beach Bowl | 2:30 PM | ESPN | Brooks Stadium — Conway, South Carolina

Tuesday, Dec. 21:
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl | 3:30 PM | ESPN | Albertsons Stadium — Boise, Idaho
Frisco Bowl | 7:30 PM | ESPN | Toyota Stadium — Frisco, Texas

Wednesday, Dec. 22:
Armed Forces Bowl | TBD | ESPN | Amon G. Carter Stadium — Fort Worth, Texas

Thursday, Dec. 23:
Gasparilla Bowl | 7 PM | ESPN | Raymond James Stadium — Tampa, Florida

Friday, Dec. 24:
Hawai’i Bowl | 8 PM | ESPN | Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex — Honolulu, Hawai’i

Saturday, Dec. 25:
Camellia Bowl | 2:30 PM | ESPN | Cramton Bowl Stadium — Montgomery, Alabama

Monday, Dec. 27:
Quick Lane Bowl | 11 AM | ESPN | Fort Field — Detroit, Michigan
Military Bowl | 2:30 PM | ESPN | Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium — Annapolis, Maryland

Tuesday, Dec. 28:
Birmingham Bowl | 12 PM | ESPN | Protective Stadium — Birmingham, Alabama
First Responder Bowl | 3:15 PM | ESPN | Gerald J. Ford Stadium — Dallas, Texas
Holiday Bowl | 5 PM | FOX | Petco Park — San Diego, California
Liberty Bowl | 6:45 PM | ESPN | Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium — Memphis, Tennessee
Guaranteed Rate Bowl | 10:15 PM | ESPN | Chase Field — Phoenix, Arizona

Wednesday, Dec. 29:
Fenway Bowl | 11 AM | ESPN | Fenway Park — Boston Massachusetts
Pinstripe Bowl | 2:15 PM | ESPN | Yankee Stadium — New York, New York
Cheez-It Bowl | 5:45 PM | ESPN | Camping World Stadium — Orlando, Florida
Alamo Bowl | 9:15 PM | ESPN | Alamodome — San Antonio, Texas

Thursday, Dec. 30:
Duke’s Mayo Bowl | 11:30 AM | ESPN | Bank of America Stadium — Charlotte, North Carolina
Music City Bowl | 3 PM | ESPN | Nissan Stadium — Nashville, Tennessee
Peach Bowl | 7 PM | ESPN | Mercedes-Benz Stadium — Atlanta, Georgia
Las Vegas Bowl | 10:30 PM | ESPN | Allegiant Stadium — Las Vegas, Nevada

Friday, Dec. 31:
Gator Bowl | 11 AM | ESPN | TIAA Bank Field — Jacksonville, Florida
Sun Bowl | 2 PM | CBS | Sun Bowl Stadium — El Paso, Texas
Orange Bowl (College Football Playoff Semifinal) | 3:30/7:30 PM | ESPN | Hard Rock Stadium — Miami Gardens, Florida
Cotton Bowl Classic (College Football Playoff Semifinal) | 3:30/7:30 PM | ESPN | AT&T Stadium — Arlington, Texas

Saturday, Jan. 1:
Outback Bowl
| 12 PM | ESPN2 | Raymond James Stadium — Tampa, Florida
Fiesta Bowl | 1 PM | ESPN | State Farm Stadium — Glendale, Arizona
Citrus Bowl | 1 PM | ABC | Camping World Stadium — Orlando, Florida
Rose Bowl | 5 PM | ESPN | Rose Bowl Stadium — Pasadena, California
Sugar Bowl | 8:45 PM | ESPN | Mercedes-Benz Superdome — New Orleans, Lousiana

Tuesday, Jan. 4:
Texas Bowl | TBD | ESPN | NRG Stadium — Houston, Texas

Monday, Jan. 10:
College Football Playoff Championship | 8 PM | ESPN | Lucas Oil Stadium — Indianapolis, Indiana

Dates to be determined:
RedBox Bowl | TBD | TBD | TBD
Arizona Bowl | TBD | CBS | Arizona Stadium

When are teams announced for college football bowl games?

Teams for the 44 bowl games will be announced on December 5 following the regular season and conference championship bouts. We recently projected the contenders for each bowl game based on traditional bowl tie-ins and our most recent college football power rankings of all 130 teams.

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James Fragoza is a Writer and News Editor at Pro Football Network. You can read his other work here and follow him on Twitter @JamesFragoza.

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