Tuesday, May 22, 2007

2007-08 College Bowl Schedule

Each December college football gives its best effort to duplicate the March Madness of College Basketball. It’s better known as the college bowl season and just about every team with a .500 or better record gets to participate.

Several pundits say that the bowl season is too long (this season will feature 32 games) and features too many insignificant match-ups. As a college football junkie I couldn’t disagree more. I love the bowl season and actually watch most of the games.

So what if 64 teams qualify for the post season! That’s only one less than the number of teams that qualify for the basketball tournament and speaking of insignificant post season play I’ve got three letters for you, N.I.T.

The college bowl season is fine just the way it is and anyone who has attended a bowl game on any level will tell you that there is nothing insignificant about it.

Bowl Game Date/Time(ET) Site Matchup Network
Poinsettia Dec. 20/9 p.m. San Diego Mountain West vs. Navy/At-Large ESPN
New Orleans Dec. 21/8 p.m. New Orleans Sun Belt Champ vs. C-USA ESPN2
PapaJohn's.com Dec. 22/11 a.m. Birmingham, Ala. Big East vs. C-USA ESPN2
New Mexico Dec. 22/4:30 p.m. Albuquerque, N.M. Mountain West vs. WAC ESPN
Las Vegas Dec. 22/8 p.m. Las Vegas Mountain West vs. Pac-10 ESPN
Hawaii Dec. 23/8 p.m. Honolulu C-USA vs. WAC ESPN
Motor City Dec. 26/7:30 p.m. Detroit Big Ten vs. MAC ESPN
Holiday Dec. 27/8 p.m. San Diego Big 12 vs. Pac-10 ESPN
Texas Dec. 28/8 p.m. Houston Big 12 vs. C-USA NFL Network
Champs Sports Dec. 28/5 p.m. Orlando, Fla. ACC vs. Big Ten ESPN
Emerald Dec. 28/8:30 p.m. San Francisco ACC vs. Pac-10 ESPN
Meinke Car Care Dec. 29/11 a.m. Charlotte, N.C. ACC vs. Big East ESPN
Liberty Dec. 29/4:30 p.m. Memphis, Tenn. C-USA vs. SEC ESPN
Alamo Dec. 29/8 p.m. San Antonio Big Ten vs. Big 12 ESPN
Independence Dec. 30/8 p.m. Shreveport Big 12 vs. SEC ESPN
Armed Forces Dec. 31/10:30 a.m. Fort Worth, Texas Mountain West vs. Pac-10 ESPN
Sun Dec. 31/2 p.m. El Paso, Texas Big 12/Big East/N. Dame vs. Pac-10 CBS
Humanitarian Dec. 31/2 p.m. Boise, Idaho ACC vs. WAC ESPN2
Music City Dec. 31/4 p.m. Nashville, Tenn. ACC vs. SEC ESPN
Chick-fil-A Dec. 31/7:30 p.m. Atlanta ACC vs. SEC ESPN
Insight Dec. 31/TBA Tempe, Ariz. Big Ten vs. Big 12 NFL Network
Outback Jan. 1/11 a.m. Tampa, Fla. Big Ten vs. SEC ESPN
Cotton Jan. 1/11:30 a.m. Dallas Big 12 vs. SEC FOX
Gator Jan. 1/11 a.m. Jacksonville, Fla. ACC vs. Big 12/Big East/N. Dame CBS
Capital One Jan. 1/11 a.m. Orlando, Fla. Big Ten vs. SEC ABC
Rose Jan. 1/4:30 p.m. Pasadena, Calif. *BCS vs. BCS ABC
Sugar Jan. 1/8:30 p.m. New Orleans *BCS vs. BCS FOX
Fiesta Jan. 2/8 p.m. Phoenix *BCS vs. BCS FOX
Orange Jan. 3/8 p.m. Miami *BCS vs. BCS FOX
International Jan. 5/10 a.m. Toronto Big East/Notre Dame vs. MAC ESPN2
GMAC Jan. 6/8 p.m. Mobile, Ala. C-USA vs. MAC ESPN
BCS Title Jan. 7/8 p.m. New Orleans *BCS #1 vs. BCS #2 FOX