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NCAA Football

2012-13 College Football Bowl Schedule Released

The Football Bowl Association (FBA) has officially released the it’s schedule for the 2012-13 college football bowl season.  This year there will be 35 bowl games to be played in 28 different communities in the United States.

According to the FBA, this year’s 35 postseason bowl games will host a total of 7,000 student-athletes, nearly 14,000 band members, almost 1,300 cheerleaders, 100,000-plus additional performers and close to 2 million fans.

The 2012-13 bowl season begins with two games scheduled on December 15 and then will culminate with the Discover BCS National Championship Game in Miami Gardens, Fla. on January 7.

There are some bowl changes from previous years, as the former Champs Sports Bowl is now the Russell Athletic Bowl, and the former Insight Bowl is now the Valley of the Sun Bowl.

The entire bowl schedule is as follows:

  • Gildan New Mexico Bowl: Dec. 15, 1 p.m. Albuquerque, N.M. / Mountain West vs. Pac-12
  • Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Dec. 15, 4:30 p.m. Boise, Idaho /  Mid-American vs. Western Athletic
  • San Diego County Credit Union Poinsietta Bowl: Dec. 20, 8 p.m. San Diego, Calif. /  Mountain West vs. Brigham Young
  • Beef ‘O’Brady’s St. Petersburg Bowl: Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m. St. Petersburg, Fla. / Big East vs. Conference USA
  • R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Dec. 22, 12 p.m. New Orleans, La. / Conference USA vs. Sun Belt
  • MAACO Las Vegas Bowl: Dec. 22, 3:30 p.m. Las Vegas, Nev.  / Mountain West vs. Pac-12
  • Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl Dec. 24, 8 p.m. Honolulu, Ha.  / Conference USA vs. Mountain West
  • Little Caesars Bowl Dec. 26, 7:30 p.m. Detroit, Mich. /  Big Ten vs. Mid-American
  • Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman Dec. 27, 3 p.m. Washington, D.C. / ACC vs. Army
  • Belk Bowl Dec. 27, 6:30 p.m. Charlotte, N.C. /  ACC vs. Big East
  • Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl Dec. 27, 9:45 p.m. San Diego, Calif. /  Big 12 vs. Pac-12
  • AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl Dec. 28, 2 p.m. Shreveport, La. / ACC vs. SEC
  • Russell Athletic Bowl Dec. 28, 5:30 p.m. Orlando, Fla. / ACC vs. Big East
  • Meineke Car Care of Texas Bowl Dec. 28, 9 p.m. Houston, Texas / Big Ten vs. Big 12
  • Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Dec. 29, 11:45 a.m. Fort Worth, Texas / Conference USA vs. Mountain West
  • Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Dec. 29, 3:15 p.m. San Francisco, Calif. / Pac-12 vs. Navy
  • New Era Pinstripe Bowl Dec. 29, 3:15 p.m. Bronx, N.Y. / Big East vs. Big 12
  • Valero Alamo Bowl Dec. 29, 6:45 p.m. San Antonio, Texas / Big 12 vs. Pac-12
  • Valley of the Sun Bowl Dec. 29, 10:15 p.m. Tempe, Ariz. / Big Ten vs. Big 12
  • Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl Dec. 31, 12 p.m. Nashville, Tenn. / SEC vs. ACC
  • Hyundai Sun Bowl Dec. 31, 2 p.m. El Paso, Texas / ACC vs. Pac-12
  • AutoZone Liberty Bowl Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m. Memphis, Tenn. / SEC / Big East / C-USA
  • Chick-fil-A Bowl Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta, Ga. / ACC vs. SEC
  • TicketCity Bowl Jan. 1, 12 p.m. Dallas, Texas / Big Ten vs. Conference USA
  • TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl Jan. 1, 12 p.m. Jacksonville, Fla. / SEC vs. Big Ten
  • Capital One Bowl Jan. 1, 1 p.m. Orlando, Fla. / SEC vs. Big Ten
  • Outback Bowl Jan. 1, 1 p.m. Tampa, Fla. / SEC vs. Big Ten
  • Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO Jan. 1, 5 p.m. Pasadena, Calif. / BCS vs. BCS
  • Discover Orange Bowl Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m. Miami, Fla. / BCS vs. BCS
  • Allstate Sugar Bowl Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m. New Orleans, La. / BCS vs. BCS
  • Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Jan. 3, 8:30 p.m. Glendale, Ariz. / BCS vs. BCS
  • AT&T Cotton Bowl Jan. 4, 8 p.m. Arlington, Texas / SEC vs. Big 12
  • BBVA Compass Bowl Jan. 5, 1 p.m. Birmingham, Ala. / Big East vs. SEC
  • GoDaddy.com Bowl Jan. 6, 9 p.m. Mobile, Ala. / Mid-American vs. Sun Belt
  • Discover BCS National Championship Jan. 7, 8:30 p.m. Miami, Fla. / BCS #1 vs. BCS #2