SALT LAKE CITY — The schedule is set for the postseason of the Football Bowl Subdivision.
College football's bowl season is officially named Bowl Season, and will currently feature 37 games during the 2020 season. All but two games will be televised by ESPN, namely the Sun Bowl and Arizona Bowl that will be broadcast by CBS.
Bowl season will start Dec. 19, immediately upon the completion of the regular season. Nine games will be played over New Year's on Jan. 1-2, including the two College Football Playoff semifinals in the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl. Other bowls on New Year's Day include the Birmingham Bowl, the Chick-fil-A Bowl, and the Citrus Bowl. The Gator Bowl, Outback Bowl, Fiesta Bowl and Orange Bowl will be played Jan. 2.
The total number of bowls currently scheduled is down from the 46 of most season. Bowls that have postponed the 2020-21 event due to the novel coronavirus pandemic include the follow:
- Bahamas Bowl (Nassau, Bahamas)
- Celebration Bowl (Atlanta, Georgia)
- Fenway Bowl (Boston, Mass.)
- Hawai'i Bowl (Honolulu, Hawaii)
- Holiday Bowl (San Diego, Calif.)
- Quick Lane Bowl (Detroit, Mich.)
- Redbox Bowl (Santa Clara, Calif.)
The Montgomery Bowl will be played as the Fenway Bowl during the 2020-21 season, and a decision regarding the future of the Las Vegas Bowl — which was scheduled to move to the Raiders' Allegiant Stadium this year, will be made in the "near future," according to bowl season executive director Nick Carparelli.
"We are thrilled to have the Bowl Season schedule set," Carparelli said in a statement. "It has been an exceptionally unusual year due to the pandemic. But thanks to the flexibility and cooperation of the conferences and bowl partners, we are excited to reward student-athletes. These games will be a great way to highlight the many accomplishments of teams who have persevered through a very challenging year. Their hard work is deserving of celebration, especially this year."
Here's the complete lineup of Bowl Season: