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NCAA/College football bowl schedule: dates, times, TV channels for 2016/2017

It’s almost time for another year of college football bowls. This year’s 2016-2017 college football bowl schedule gets started in Atlanta on December 17 and ends on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida with the National Championship game on ESPN.

There are 41 bowl games this year in all, and the national championship semifinal games are set for New Year’s Eve — December 31 in Atlanta and in Glendale, Arizona.

Here is the complete NCAA college football bowl schedule for 2016-17.

(Subject to Change)
All Times EST

Dec. 17 — Celebration Bowl, MEAC vs. SWAC, Atlanta, Noon (ABC)

Dec. 17 — New Mexico Bowl, CUSA vs. MWC, Albuquerque, 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 17 — Las Vegas Bowl, MWC vs. Pac-12, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)

Dec. 17 — Camelia Bowl, MAC vs. Sun Belt, Montgomery, Ala., 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 17 — Cure Bowl, AAC vs. Sun Belt, Orlando, Fla., 5:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

Dec. 17 — New Orleans Bowl, CUSA vs. Sun Belt, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 19 — Miami Beach Bowl, AAC vs. MAC, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 20 — Boca Raton (Fla.) Bowl, AAC vs. CUSA, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 21 — Poinsettia Bowl, San Diego, BYU vs. MWC, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 22 — Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, MAC vs. MWC, Boise, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 23 — Bahamas Bowl, Nassau, AAC/CUSA/MWC, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 23 — Armed Forces Bowl, Navy vs. Big 12, Fort Worth, Texas, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 23 — Dollar General Bowl, MAC vs. Sun Belt, Mobile, Ala., 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 24 — Hawaii Bowl, CUSA vs. MWC, Honolulu, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 26 — St. Petersburg (Fla.) Bowl, ACC vs. AAC, 11 a.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 26 — Quick Lane Bowl, ACC vs. Big Ten, Detroit, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Dec. 26 — Independence Bowl, ACC vs. SEC, Shreveport, La., 5 p.m. (ESPN2)

Dec. 27 — Dallas Bowl, Big Ten vs. CUSA, Noon (ESPN)

Dec. 27 — Military Bowl, ACC vs. AAC, Annapolis, Md., 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 27 — Holiday Bowl, Big Ten vs. Pac-12, San Diego, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 27 — Cactus Bowl, Big 12 vs. Pac-12, Phoenix, 10:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 28 — Pinstripe Bowl, ACC vs. Big Ten, Bronx, N.Y., 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 28 — Russell Athletic Bowl, ACC vs. Big 12, Orlando, Fla., 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 28 — Foster Farms Bowl, Big Ten vs. Pac-12, Santa Clara, Calif., 8:30 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 28 — Texas Bowl, Big 12 vs. SEC, Houston, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 29 — Birmingham (Ala.) Bowl, AAC vs. SEC, 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 29 — Belk Bowl, ACC vs. SEC, Charlotte, N.C. 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 29 — Alamo Bowl, Big 12 vs. Pac-12, San Antonio, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 30 — Liberty Bowl, Big 12 vs. SEC, Memphis, Tenn., Noon (ESPN)

Dec. 30 — Sun Bowl, ACC vs. Pac-12, El Paso, Texas (CBS)

Dec. 30 — Music City Bowl, SEC vs. Big Ten or ACC, Nashville, Tenn., 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 30 — Arizona Bowl, Sun Belt vs. MWC, Tucson, Ariz., 5:30 p.m. (ASN)

Dec. 30 — Orange Bowl, ACC vs. Big Ten or SEC, Miami Gardens, Fla., 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 31 — Citrus Bowl, SEC vs. Big Ten or ACC, Orlando, Fla., 11 a.m. (ABC)

Dec. 31 — TaxSlayer Bowl, SEC vs. Big Ten or ACC, Jacksonville, Fla., 11 a.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 31 — CFP Semifinal at Peach Bowl, Atlanta, 3 p.m. or 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 31 — CFP Semifinal at Fiesta Bowl, Glendale, Ariz., 3 p.m. or 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Jan. 2 — Outback Bowl, Big Ten vs. SEC, Tampa, Fla., 1 p.m. (ABC)

Jan. 2 — Cotton Bowl Classic, At-Large vs. At-Large, Arlington, Texas, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Jan. 2 — Rose Bowl Game, Big Ten vs. Pac-12, Pasadena, Calif., 5 p.m. (ESPN)

Jan. 2 — Sugar Bowl, Big 12 vs. SEC, New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Jan. 9 — College Football Championship Game (Semifinal winners), Tampa, Fla., 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)