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The 2022-23 College Football Bowl Schedule Will Make Any Fan Giddy


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Bowl games are the final bow on a college football season before it's wrapped up for good. Fans from around the country are rewarded with matchups they don't normally see in places that may not normally host football games.

The introduction of the College Football Playoff in 2014 threw a wrench into the bowl season we grew up watching. Four teams ultimately determine where the rest of bowl eligible programs will play their postseason game. Throw in money, the potential to revisit old rivalries that spawn across all types of athletics and intriguing cross conference matchups and boom, there's your full bowl game slate.

First, the College Football Playoff committee needs to get through conference championship weekend to figure out which four teams deserve a shot at the national title. Last year, Georgia, Michigan, Alabama and Cincinnati made up the top four. The rest of the bowls fall into place after we know those teams.

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We know how the process works, but how about when the matchups are announced?

When Are Bowl Games Announced?

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The date, time and location for each college football bowl game are announced in May. This year, they were released late in the month, giving fans of teams something to look forward to later in the season.

When it comes to selecting the participants, here's how it shook up last year: the CFP committee released its final rankings on ESPN's College Football Playoff Selection Show on Sunday, December 5, 2021. From there, the dominoes fell and matchups for every non-playoff bowl were announced later in the day. So that's about the timeline you can expect to find out which bowl game your team will play in. Still, assumptions can be made since most bowl games have predetermined conference affiliations.

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Here is the full 2022-23 bowl schedule along with conference affiliations, kickoff time (all in Eastern), where you can watch and location.

2022-23 College Football Bowl Schedule

December 16

HomeTown Lenders Bahamas Bowl
C-USA vs. MAC
Thomas Robinson Stadium
Nassau, Bahamas
11:30 a.m. ET
ESPN
Duluth Trading Cure Bowl
AAC/C-USA/MAC/MWC/SBC/Army
Exploria Stadium
Orlando, FL
3:00 p.m. ET
ESPN

December 17

Wasabi Fenway Bowl
ACC/ND vs. American
Fenway Park
Boston, MA
11:00 a.m. ET
ESPN
Cricket Celebration Bowl
MEAC vs. SWAC
Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Atlanta, GA
12:00 p.m. ET
ABC
PUBG Mobile New Mexico Bowl
American/C-USA/MWC
University Stadium
Albuquerque, NM
2:15 p.m. ET
ESPN
Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl
Pac-12 vs. MWC
SoFi Stadium
Inglewood, CA
3:30 p.m. ET
ABC
LendingTree Bowl
MAC vs. Sun Belt
Hancock Whitney Stadium
Mobile, AL
5:45 p.m. ET
ESPN
SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl
Pac-12 vs. SEC
Allegiant Stadium
Las Vegas, NV
7:30 p.m. ET
ABC
Frisco Bowl
AAC/C-USA/MAC/MWC/SBC
Toyota Stadium
Frisco, TX
9:15 p.m. ET
ESPN

December 19

Myrtle Beach Bowl
American/MAC/Sun Belt
Brooks Stadium
Conway, SC
2:30 p.m. ET
ESPN

December 20

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
MAC vs. MWC
Albertsons Stadium
Boise, ID
3:30 p.m. ET
ESPN
RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl
AAC/C-USA/MAC/MWC/SBC/Army
FAU Stadium
Boca Raton, FL
7:30 p.m. ET
ESPN

December 21

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
C-USA vs. Sun Belt
Caesars Superdome
New Orleans, LA
9:00 p.m. ET
ESPN

December 22

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
American vs. C-USA
Amon G. Carter Stadium
Fort Worth, TX
7:30 p.m. ET
ESPN

December 23

Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl
Army vs. C-USA
Independence Stadium
Shreveport, LA
3:00 p.m. ET
ESPN
Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl
American/ACC/ND/SEC
Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, FL
6:30 p.m. ET
ESPN

December 24

EasyPost Hawai'i Bowl
MWC/C-USA/American
Ching Complex
Honolulu, HI
8:00 p.m. ET
ESPN

December 26

Quick Lane Bowl
Big Ten vs. MAC
Ford Field
Detroit, MI
2:30 p.m. ET
ESPN

December 27

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
American/ACC/Big 12
Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Dallas, TX
3:15 or 6:45 p.m. ET
ESPN
TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl
American vs. SEC
Protective Stadium
Birmingham, AL
3:15 or 6:45 p.m. ET
ESPN
Camellia Bowl
MAC vs. Sun Belt
Cramton Bowl
Montgomery, AL
12:00 p.m. ET
ESPN
Guaranteed Rate Bowl
Big 12 vs. Big Ten
Chase Field
Phoenix, AZ
10:15 p.m. ET
ESPN

December 28

Military Bowl
ACC/ND vs. American
Navy-Marine Corps Mem. Stadium
Annapolis, MD
2:00 p.m. ET
ESPN
AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Big 12 vs. SEC
Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium
Memphis, TN
5:30 p.m. ET
ESPN
SDCCU Holiday Bowl
ACC vs. Pac-12
Petco Park
San Diego, CA
8:00 p.m. ET
FOX
TaxAct Texas Bowl
Big 12 vs. SEC
NRG Stadium
Houston, TX
9:00 p.m. ET
ESPN

December 29

Pinstripe Bowl
ACC/ND vs. Big Ten
Yankee Stadium
Bronx, NY
2:00 p.m. ET
ESPN
Cheez-It Bowl
ACC/ND vs. Big 12
Camping World Stadium
Orlando, FL
5:30 p.m. ET
ESPN
Valero Alamo Bowl
Big 12 vs. Pac-12
Alamodome
San Antonio, TX
9:00 p.m. ET
ESPN

December 30

Duke's Mayo Bowl
ACC/ND vs. SEC
Bank of America Stadium
Charlotte, NC
12:00 p.m. ET
ESPN
Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl
ACC/ND vs. Pac-12
Sun Bowl Stadium
El Paso, TX
2:00 p.m. ET
CBS
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
SEC vs. Big Ten or ACC/ND
TIAA Bank Field
Jacksonville, FL
3:30 p.m. ET
ESPN
Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl
MAC vs. MWC
Arizona Stadium
Tucson, AZ
4:30 p.m. ET
Barstool
Capital One Orange Bowl
ACC/ND vs. Big Ten/SEC
Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Gardens, FL
8:00 p.m. ET
ESPN

December 31

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Semifinal Game
Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Atlanta, GA
4 or 8 p.m. ET
ESPN
Vrbo Fiesta Bowl
Semifinal Game
State Farm Stadium
Glendale, AZ
4 or 8 p.m. ET
ESPN
TransPerfect Music City Bowl
SEC vs. Big Ten or ACC/ND
Nissan Stadium
Nashville, TN
12:00 p.m. ET
ABC
Allstate Sugar Bowl
Big 12 vs. SEC
Caesars Superdome
New Orleans, LA
12:00 p.m. ET
ESPN

January 2

ReliaQuest Bowl
SEC vs. Big Ten/ACC
Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, FL
12:00 p.m. ET
ESPN2
Goodyear Cotton Bowl
At-Large vs. At-Large
AT&T Stadium
Arlington, TX
1:00 p.m. ET
ESPN
Citrus Bowl
Big Ten vs. SEC or ACC/ND
Camping World Stadium
Orlando, FL
1:00 p.m. ET
ABC
Rose Bowl Game
Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Rose Bowl Stadium
Pasadena, CA
5:00 p.m. ET
ESPN

January 9

CFP National Championship
Semifinal Winners
SoFi Stadium
Inglewood, CA
8:00 p.m. ET
ESPN

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