2016-17 Bowl Schedule Released

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2016-17 College Football Bowl Schedule has officially been released by the Football Bowl Association. The FBA represents college football’s 41 postseason games.

With 41 total games including the College Football National Championship, 80 teams will play in a postseason game in 2016-17, which is 63% of the FBS.

The 2016-17 bowl season kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 17 with five FBS bowl games – Gildan New Mexico Bowl, Las Vegas Bowl, AutoNation Cure Bowl, Raycom Media Camellia, and R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. In addition, teams from the MEAC and SWAC will meet in the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl.

On New Year’s Eve, the two College Football Playoff semifinal games will take place. Hosts this season are the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and the Fiesta Bowl. The two games will be televised by ESPN at 3pm and 7pm ET, with the exact order and matchups to be determined on Dec. 4.

With New Year’s Day falling on a Sunday this season, games typically played that day are set for Monday, Jan. 2. Those games include the Outback Bowl, Goodyear Cotton Bowl, Rose Bowl Game, and Allstate Sugar Bowl.

The College Football National Championship Game concludes the college football season on Monday, Jan. 9, 2016 at 8:30pm. ET. The two playoff semifinal winners will meet at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

  1. lost in Va.
    May 6, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Which Bowl game will have the MAC #9 vs. SunBelt #7?

    • Bo
      May 6, 2016 at 1:44 pm

      What a suck fest that would be. It’s all about money now. Might as well let all 4-8 and 5-7 squads play in the postseason, and they soon will at this rate.

    • Phil
      May 6, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      None, because they rather give you Big 10 #13 vs ACC #12

    • small 10 HATER!
      May 6, 2016 at 10:25 pm

      Lost in VA you do not have to watch.I would rather watch a 4-8 Sun Belt team play a 5-7 MAC team than anything else that would be on December 17th.

    • small 10 HATER!
      May 7, 2016 at 12:51 am

      Have fun watching Merry Christmas Charlie Brown rather than the Camellia Bowl with the true college football fans.

    • Cobra
      December 3, 2016 at 5:56 am

      This is for Bo.
      When I was in college the girls and boys dorm were across the lawn from one another.
      We got a letter (lets you know how long ago this was) from the girls telling us to close our shades because they did not want to see us naked to which we replied “ladies as with college classes it is not mandatory that you watch or attend to the proceedings going on in the boys dorm.”

  2. Phil
    May 6, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Glendale is still listed as the site of the national championship for 2017 in error on the PDF.

  3. GEG
    May 6, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    The College Football National Championship Game concludes the college football season on Monday, Jan. 9, 2016 at 8:30pm. ET

    Monday, Jan 9 2017?

  4. Jonathan
    May 7, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Typos in the PDF, instead of Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 for the Citrus, Gator, Peach, and Fiesta the PDF says Saturday Jan. 1.

    I am guessing its because Jan. 1 is Sunday this season and normally college football is played on the first, it was overlooked, no big deal.

  5. Rick haddock
    October 22, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    No matter what im very pleased with coaching staff and team at vols nation awesome guys just Awesome

  6. Melissa
    November 24, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    I think it’s ridiculous that the New Year’s Day games are being played on the 2nd this year. A lot of people work that day!! What’s up the that crap!!!!!

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