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2016-17 College Football Bowl Season TV Schedule

The match-ups for the 2016-17 college football bowl season are set.

ESPN will deliver the third year of the College Football Playoff Semifinals on New Year’s Eve Saturday, Dec. 31. At 3pm eastern, the SEC champion Alabama Crimson Tide and the Pac-12 champion Washington Huskies meet at the Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Ga. for the first Semifinal. Then, at 7pm Eastern, ACC champion Clemson Tigers plays the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz. for the second Semifinal.

The winners of those Dec. 31 games play in the National Championship on Monday, Jan. 9 (also on ESPN) at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.

Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit call the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl and the CFP National Championship game on ESPN, the duo’s third consecutive year of calling a CFP semifinal and the national championship. Tom Rinadli will once again report from one sideline with Samantha Ponder, who makes her College Football Playoff debut this season, reporting from the other.

Joe Tessitore broadcasts the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, his first time calling a semifinal on television. He joins Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe, who both have worked a semifinal on ESPN in the first two years of the College Football Playoff.

The following is the week’s college football schedule, including dates, start times, TV networks (scheduled announcers/sideline reporters in parentheses)

All times Eastern; schedule subject to change.

Updated Mon., Dec. 12, 2016 7:00 a.m. EST

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Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016

Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl
North Carolina Central vs. Grambling (ABC, noon)
Venue: Georgia Dome, Atlanta
Announcers: Mark Neely, Jay Walker, Tiffany Greene

Gildan New Mexico Bowl
New Mexico vs. Texas-San Antonio (ESPN/ESPN Radio, 2 p.m.)
Venue: University Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico
ESPN announcers: Adam Amin, Mack Brown, Molly McGrath; ESPN Radio announcers: Roy Philpott, Clint Stoerner, Kevin Weidl

Las Vegas Bowl presented by Geico
Houston vs. San Diego State (ABC, 3:30 p.m.)
Venue: Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas
Announcers: Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer, Kaylee Hartung

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
Appalachian State vs. Toledo (ESPN/ESPN Radio, 5:30 p.m.)
Venue: Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama
ESPN announcers: Eamon McAnaney, John Congemi, Lauren Sisler; ESPN Radio announcers: John Brickley

AutoNation Cure Bowl
UCF vs. Arkansas State (CBS Sports Network, 5:30 p.m.)
Venue: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Announcers: Carter Blackburn, Aaron Taylor, Jenny Dell

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Southern Mississippi vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (ESPN/ESPN Radio, 9 p.m.)
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
ESPN announcers: Jason Benetti, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich; ESPN Radio announcers: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons

Monday, Dec. 19, 2016

Miami Beach Bowl
Central Michigan vs. Tulsa (ESPN, 2:30 p.m.)
Venue: Marlins Park, Miami
Announcers: Allen Bestwick, Mike Bellotti, Kris Budden

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016

Boca Raton Bowl
Memphis vs. Western Kentucky (ESPN/ESPN Radio, 7 p.m.)
Venue: FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida
ESPN announcers: Dave LaMont, Desmond Howard, Quint Kessenich; ESPN Radio: Marc Kestecher, John Congemi, Brett McMurphy

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
BYU vs. Wyoming (ESPN/ESPN Radio, 9 p.m.)
Venue: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
ESPN announcers: Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Paul Carcaterra; ESPN Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons

Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Idaho vs. Colorado State (ESPN/ESPN Radio, 7 p.m.)
Venue: Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho
ESPN announcers: David Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Olivia Harlan; ESPN Radio: Paul Loeffler, Marty Cesario

Friday, Dec. 23, 2016

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl
Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion (ESPN, 1 p.m.)
Venue: Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas
Announcers: Steve Levy, Mack Brown, Kaylee Hartung

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Louisiana Tech vs. No. 25 Navy (ESPN, 4:30 p.m.)
Venue: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
Announcers: Roy Philpott, Tom Ramsey, Kris Budden

Dollar General Bowl
Ohio vs. Troy (ESPN, 8 p.m.)
Venue: Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama
Announcers: Clay Matvick, Dusty Dvoracek, Dr. Jerry Punch

Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016

Hawai’i Bowl
Hawaii vs. Middle Tennessee (ESPN/ESPN Deportes/ESPN Radio, 8 p.m.)
Venue: Aloha Stadium, Honolulu
ESPN announcers: Chris Cotter, Mark May, Maria Taylor; ESPN Deportes: Kenneth Garay, Alex Pombo; ESPN Radio: Kevin Winter, TBD

Monday, Dec. 26, 2016

St. Petersburg Bowl
Miami (Ohio) vs. Mississippi State (ESPN/ESPN Radio, 11 a.m.)
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
ESPN announcers: Dave LaMont, Rene Ingoglia, Chris Doering ESPN Radio: Kevin Winter, TBD

Quick Lane Bowl
Maryland vs. Boston College (ESPN, 2:30 p.m.)
Venue: Ford Field, Detroit
Announcers: Mark Neely, Ray Bentley, Alex Corddry

Camping World Independence Bowl
NC State vs. Vanderbilt (ESPN2, 5 p.m.)
Venue: Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana
Announcers: Mike Couzens, Cole Cubelic, Kevin Weidl

Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl
Army vs. North Texas (ESPN, noon)
Venue: Cotton Bowl, Dallas
Announcers: Allen Bestick, Mike Bellotii, Kris Budden

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman
No. 24 Temple vs. Wake Forest (ESPN/ESPN Radio, 3:30 p.m.)
Venue: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland
ESPN announcers: Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Paul Carcaterra; ESPN Radio: John Brickley, TBD

National Funding Holiday Bowl
Minnesota vs. Washington State (ESPN/ESPN Radio/ESPN Deportes, 7 p.m.)
Venue: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
ESPN announcers: Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams; ESPN Deportes: Lalo Varela, Carlos Nava; ESPN Radio: Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman

Motel 6 Cactus Bowl
Boise State vs. Baylor (ESPN/ESPN Radio/ESPN Deportes, 10:15 p.m.)
Venue: Chase Field, Phoenix
ESPN announcers: Rece Davis, Joey Galloway, David Pollack, Molly McGrath; ESPN Deportes: Jerry Olaya / Roberto Abramowitz; ESPN Radio: Clay Matvick, Dusty Dvoracek, Dawn Davenport

Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
No. 23 Pittsburgh vs. Northwestern (ESPN/ESPN Radio, 2 p.m.)
Venue: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
ESPN announcers: Ryan Ruocco, Mike Golic, Mike Golic Jr., Paul Caracaterra; ESPN Radio: Kevin Winter, Jack Ford, CJ Papa

Russell Athletic Bowl
No. 16 West Virginia vs. Miami (ESPN/ESPN Radio/ESPN Deportes, 5:30 p.m.)
Venue: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
ESPN announcers: Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill; ESPN Radio: David Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Olivia Harlan

Foster Farms Bowl
Indiana vs. No. 19 Utah (Fox, 8:30 p.m.)
Venue: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Fox announcers: Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, Shannon Spake

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl
Texas A&M vs. Kansas State (ESPN/ESPN Radio/ESPN Deportes, 9 p.m.)
Venue: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
ESPN announcers: Dave Flemming, Jesse Palmer, Laura Rutledge; ESPN Deportes: Lalo Varela, Carlos Nava; ESPN Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons

Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016

Birmingham Bowl
South Florida vs. South Carolina (ESPN/ESPN Radio, 2 p.m.)
Venue: Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama
ESPN announcers: Eamon McAnaney, John Congemi, Kevin Weidl; ESPN Radio: Doug Bell, Chris Doering, Kris Budden

Belk Bowl
Arkansas vs. No. 22 Virginia Tech (ESPN/ESPN Radio/ESPN Deportes, 5:30 p.m.)
Venue: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
ESPN announcers: Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, Dr. Jerry Punch; ESPN Deportes: Jerry Olaya, Roberto Abramowitz; ESPN Radio: Taylor Zarzour, Charles Arbuckle, Dari Nowkhah

Valero Alamo Bowl
No. 12 Oklahoma State vs. No. 10 Colorado (ESPN/ESPN Radio/ESPN Deportes, 9 p.m.)
Venue: Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
ESPN announcers: Adam Amin, Mack Brown, Molly McGrath; ESPN Deportes: Lalo Varela, Sebastian Martinez-Christensen; ESPN Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons

Friday, Dec. 30, 2016

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Georgia vs. TCU (ESPN/ESPN Radio, noon)
Venue: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee
ESPN announcers: Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman; ESPN Radio: Bill Roth, Al Groh, Alex Corddry

Hyundai Sun Bowl
No. 18 Stanford vs. North Carolina (CBS, 2 p.m.)
Venue: Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas
CBS announcers: Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson, Allie LaForce

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
Nebraska vs. No. 21 Tennessee (ESPN/ESPN Radio/ESPN Deportes, 3:30 p.m.)
Venue: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
ESPN announcers: Tom Hart, Andre Ware, Cole Cubelic; ESPN Radio: Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks, Dawn Davenport

Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl
South Alabama vs. Air Force (ASN, 5:30 p.m.)
Venue: Campus Insiders, Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona
ASN announcers: Mike Gleason, Doug Chapman, Monica McNutt

Capital One Orange Bowl
No. 6 Michigan vs. No. 11 Florida State (ESPN/ESPN Radio/ESPN Deportes, 8 p.m.)
Venue: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
ESPN announcers: Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay; ESPN Deportes: Lalo Varela, Pablo Viruega; ESPN Radio announcers: Dave Flemming, Tom Ramsey, Laura Rutledge

Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
No. 20 LSU vs. No. 13 Louisville (ABC/ESPN Radio, 11 a.m.)
Venue: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
ABC announcers: Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill; ESPN Radio: Jason Bennetti, Kelly Stouffer, Paul Carcaterra

TaxSlayer Bowl
Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky (ESPN, 11 a.m.)
Venue: EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
ESPN announcers: Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SEMIFINAL: Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl
No. 4 Washington vs. No. 1 Alabama (ESPN/ESPN Radio/ESPN Deportes, 3 p.m.)
Venue: Georgia Dome, Atlanta
ESPN announcers: Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe; ESPN Deportes: Kenneth Garay, Alex Pombo, Sebastian Martinez-Christensen; ESPN Radio: Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SEMIFINAL: PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 2 Clemson (ESPN/ESPN Radio/ESPN Deportes, 7 p.m.)
Venue: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
ESPN announcers: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Samantha Ponder; ESPN Deportes: Lalo Varela, Pablo Viruega; ESPN Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons

Monday, Jan. 2, 2017

Outback Bowl
No. 17 Florida vs. Iowa (ABC, 1 p.m.)
Venue: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Announcers: Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, Dr. Jerry Punch

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
No. 15 Western Michigan vs. No. 8 Wisconsin (ESPN/ESPN Radio/ESPN Deportes, 1 p.m.)
Venue: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
ESPN announcers: Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams; ESPN Deportes: Jerry Olaya, Roberto Abramowitz; ESPN Radio: Brad Sham, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich

Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual
No. 9 USC vs. No. 5 Penn State (ESPN/ESPN Radio/ESPN Deportes, 5 p.m.)
Venue: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
ESPN announcers: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Samantha Ponder; ESPN Deportes: Kenny Garay, Alex Pombo; ESPN Radio: Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill

Allstate Sugar Bowl
No. 14 Auburn vs. No. 7 Oklahoma (ESPN/ESPN Radio/ESPN Deportes, 8:30 p.m.)
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
ESPN announcers: Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer, Kaylee Hartung; ESPN Deportes: Lalo Varela, Pablo Viruega; ESPN Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons

Monday, Jan. 9, 2017

College Football Playoff National Championship
Clemson/Ohio State vs. Washington/Alabama (ESPN/ESPN Radio/ESPN Deportes, 8 p.m.)
Venue: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
ESPN announcers: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Samantha Ponder, Tom Rinaldi; ESPN Deportes: Lalo Varela, Pablo Viruega; ESPN Radio: Sean McDonough, TBD, Holly Rowe, Ian Fitzsimmons

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