ESPN will reclaim New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day for college football when it exclusively televises all six bowl games under the new College Football Playoff rotation system including the two College Football Playoff Semifinals.
Starting on Wednesday, Dec. 31, at 12:30 p.m. ET, ESPN will televise the first of the ‘New Year’s Six’ bowl games with the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. At 4 p.m., fans will see the Fiesta Bowl followed by the Orange Bowl at 8 p.m.
ESPN will jumpstart New Year’s Day with the Cotton Bowl at 12:30 p.m. Then, the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual will be aired at 5 p.m. followed by the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl at 8:30 p.m. Additional programming surrounding all the bowls will be announced at a later date. The complete schedule:
|Wed, Dec. 31||12:30 p.m.||Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl|
|4 p.m.||Fiesta Bowl|
|8 p.m.||Orange Bowl|
|Thu, Jan. 1||12:30 p.m.||Cotton Bowl|
|5 p.m.||The Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual|
|8:30 p.m.||Allstate Sugar Bowl|
College Football Playoff on ESPN
ESPN will begin its 12-year agreement to exclusively televise the College Football Playoff with the 2014-15 season featuring the four top teams as selected by the College Football Playoff Selection Committee. The Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual and the Allstate Sugar Bowl will host the first College Football Playoff Semifinals which will pit No. 1 versus No. 4 and No. 2 versus No. 3 on January 1, 2015. The winners of those two games will face off in the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on January 12, 2015.
Previous announcements of ESPN’s College Football Playoff coverage: