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Mark your calendars: ESPN announces times and dates for 35 bowl games in 2018-19

The bulk of the college football postseason now has a time, date and network in a nice May surprise for those looking to plan ahead.

ESPN announced on Wednesday afternoon their slate of coverage options and dates for 35 bowl games the network will televise in 2018, from the Celebration Bowl all the way through the College Football Playoff. Most notable? The festivities of bowl season start on December 15th and there are, sadly, no Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve games. The College Football Playoff semifinals are slated for Dec. 29th as previously announced and title game is set for January 7th.

From the release, the full set of games controlled by ESPN are as follows:

DateTime (ET)GameNetwork
Sat, Dec. 15NoonCelebration BowlABC
2 p.m.Gildan New Mexico BowlESPN
3:30 p.m.Las Vegas BowlABC
5:30 p.m.Raycom Media Camellia BowlESPN
9 p.m.R+L Carriers New Orleans BowlESPN
Tue, Dec. 187 p.m.Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton BowlESPN
Wed, Dec. 198 p.m.Frisco BowlESPN
Thu, Dec. 208 p.m.Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla BowlESPN
Fri, Dec. 2112:30 p.m.Bahamas BowlESPN
4 p.m.Famous Idaho Potato BowlESPN
Sat, Dec. 22NoonBirmingham BowlESPN
3:30 p.m.Lockheed Martin Armed Forces BowlESPN
7 p.m.Dollar General BowlESPN
10:30 p.m.Hawai’i BowlESPN
Wed, Dec. 261:30 p.m.Heart of Dallas BowlESPN
5:15 p.m.Quick Lane BowlESPN
9 p.m.Cactus BowlESPN
Thu, Dec. 271:30 p.m.Walk-On’s Independence BowlESPN
5:15 p.m.New Era Pinstripe BowlESPN
9 p.m.Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas BowlESPN
Fri, Dec. 281:30 p.m.Franklin American Mortgage Music City BowlESPN
5:15 p.m.Camping World BowlESPN
9 p.m.Valero Alamo BowlESPN
Sat, Dec. 29NoonChick-fil-A Peach BowlESPN
NoonBelk BowlABC
4 or 8 p.m.College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange BowlESPN
4 or 8 p.m.College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl ClassicESPN
Mon, Dec. 31NoonMilitary Bowl Presented by Northrop GrummanESPN
3:45 p.m.AutoZone Liberty BowlESPN
7:30 p.m.TaxSlayer Gator BowlESPN
Tue, Jan 1NoonOutback BowlESPN2
1 p.m.Citrus BowlABC
1 p.m.PlayStation Fiesta BowlESPN
5 p.m.Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern MutualESPN
8:30 p.m.Allstate Sugar BowlESPN
Mon, Jan. 7 8 p.m.College Football Playoff National Championship Presented By AT&TESPN

Note that this does not include a handful of other bowl games which are on other networks, such as the Sun Bowl that typically airs New Year’s Eve on CBS or the Foster Farms Bowl on one of the Fox networks.

Still, the above list does cover the bulk of games on the slate in one of the most joyous times of the college football season.