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College Football Bowl Schedule 2017-18: games, times, matchups, how to watch.

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College Football Bowl Schedule 2017-18: games, times, matchups, how to watch.

College football bowl season is upon us. Here's everything you need to know to watch every game from the Celebration Bowl to the Playoff National Championship.

Celebration Bowl
Matchup: Grambling vs. North Carolina A&T
Date: Saturday, December 16
Time: 12 p.m.
Channel: ABC

New Orleans Bowl
Matchup: Troy vs. North Texas
Date: Saturday, December 16
Time: 1 p.m.
Channel: ESPN

Cure Bowl
Matchup: Georgia State vs. Western Kentucky
Date: Saturday, December 16
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Channel: CBSSN

Las Vegas Bowl
Matchup: Boise State vs. Oregon
Date: Saturday, December 16
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Channel: ABC

New Mexico Bowl
Matchup: Marshall vs. Colorado State
Date: Saturday, December 16
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Channel: ESPN

Camellia Bowl
Matchup: Arkansas State vs. Middle Tennessee
Date: Saturday, December 16
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Channel: ESPN

Boca Raton Bowl
Matchup: FAU vs. Akron
Date: Tuesday, December 19
Time: 7 p.m.
Channel: ESPN

Frisco Bowl
Matchup: SMU vs. Louisiana Tech
Date: Wednesday, December 20
Time: 8 p.m.
Channel: ESPN

Gasparilla Bowl
Matchup: FIU vs. Temple
Date: Thursday, December 21
Time: 8 p.m.
Channel: ESPN

Bahamas Bowl
Matchup: Ohio vs. UAB
Date: Friday, December 22
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Channel: ESPN

Potato Bowl
Matchup: CMU vs. Wyoming
Date: Friday, December 22
Time: 4 p.m.
Channel: ESPN

Birmingham Bowl
Matchup: USF vs. Texas Tech
Date: Saturday, December 23
Time: 12 p.m.
Channel: ESPN
 
Armed Forces Bowl
Matchup: Army vs. San Diego State
Date: Saturday, December 23
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Channel: ESPN
 
Dollar General Bowl
Matchup: Appalachian State vs. Toledo 
Date: Saturday, December 23
Time: 7 p.m.
Channel: ESPN

Hawaii Bowl
Matchup: Fresno State vs. Houston 
Date: Sunday, December 24
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Channel: ESPN

Heart of Dallas Bowl
Matchup: Utah vs. West Virginia 
Date: Tuesday, December 26
Time: 1:30 p.m
Channel: ESPN

Quick Lane Bowl
Matchup: Duke vs. NIU 
Date: Tuesday, December 26
Time: 5:15 p.m.
Channel: ESPN

Cactus Bowl
Matchup: Kansas State vs. UCLA 
Date: Tuesday, December 26
Time: 9 p.m.
Channel: ESPN

Independence Bowl
Matchup: Florida State vs. Southern Miss 
Date: Wednesday, December 27
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Channel: ESPN

Pinstripe Bowl
Matchup: Boston College vs. Iowa 
Date: Wednesday, December 27
Time: 5:15 p.m.
Channel: ESPN

Foster Farms Bowl
Matchup: Arizona vs. Purdue 
Date: Wednesday, December 27
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Channel: FOX

Texas Bowl
Matchup: Texas vs. Missouri
Date: Wednesday, December 27
Time: 9 p.m.
Channel: ESPN

Military Bowl
Matchup: Virginia vs. Navy
Date: Thursday, December 28
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Channel: ESPN

Camping World Bowl
Matchup: Oklahoma State vs. Virginia Tech
Date: Thursday, December 28
Time: 5:15 p.m.
Channel: ESPN

Holiday Bowl
Matchup: Michigan State vs. Washington State
Date: Thursday, December 28
Time: 9 p.m.
Channel: FS1

Alamo Bowl
Matchup: Stanford vs. TCU
Date: Thursday, December 28
Time: 9 p.m.
Channel: ESPN

Belk Bowl
Matchup: Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M
Date: Friday, December 29
Time: 1 p.m.
Channel: ESPN

Sun Bowl
Matchup: Arizona State vs. NC State
Date: Friday, December 29
Time: 3 p.m.
Channel: CBS

Music City Bowl
Matchup: Kentucky vs. Northwestern
Date: Friday, December 29
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Channel: ESPN

Arizona Bowl
Matchup: New Mexico State vs. Utah State
Date: Friday, December 29
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Channel: CBSSN

Cotton Bowl
Matchup: Ohio State vs. USC
Date: Friday, December 29
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Channel: ESPN

TaxSlayer Bowl
Matchup: Mississippi State vs. Louisville
Date: Saturday, December 30
Time: 12 p.m.
Channel: ESPN

Liberty Bowl
Matchup: Memphis vs. Iowa State
Date: Saturday, December 30
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Channel: ABC

Fiesta Bowl
Matchup: Penn State vs. Washington
Date: Saturday, December 30
Time: 4 p.m.
Channel: ESPN

Orange Bowl
Matchup: Miami vs. Wisconsin
Date: Saturday, December 30
Time: 8 p.m.
Channel: ESPN
 
Outback Bowl
Matchup: Michigan vs. South Carolina
Date: Monday, January 1
Time: 12 p.m.
Channel: ESPN2
 
Peach Bowl
Matchup: Auburn vs. UCF
Date: Monday, January 1
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Channel: ESPN

Citrus Bowl
Matchup: Notre Dame vs. LSU
Date: Monday, January 1
Time: 1 p.m.
Channel: ABC

Rose Bowl Playoff semifinal
Matchup: Oklahoma vs. Georgia
Date: Monday, January 1
Time: 5 p.m.
Channel: ESPN

Sugar Bowl Playoff semifinal
Matchup: Clemson vs. Alabama
Date: Monday, January 1
Time: 8:45 p.m.
Channel: ESPN

Playoff National Championship
Matchup: Rose winner vs. Sugar winner
Date: Monday, January 8
Time: 8 p.m.
Channel: ESPN

Georgetown gets a boost with Jessie Govan returning to school

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Georgetown gets a boost with Jessie Govan returning to school

After testing the NBA Draft waters, Georgetown center Jessie Govan decided to return to the Hoyas for his senior season.

Govan announced his intention to return on Instagram a week before the final commitment deadline.

Returning to the Hoyas is definitely a boost to the program that will be in their second year under head coach Patrick Ewing.  At 6-10, Govan was the team’s leading scorer (17.9 ppg) and rebounder (10.0 rpg) averaging a double-double last season.

Paired alongside power forward Marcus Derrickson, the Hoyas were nearly unstoppable in the paint. Derrickson though decided to forgo his senior year and signed with an agent after the season.

Had Govan decided to leave that would have meant over 56 percent of the team’s scoring and rebounding would have departed (to graduation or professional pursuits) in a handful of months. Not the best outlook for a 15-win team that went 5-13 in the Big East.

Instead Ewing gets back his leading scorer that many believe he can mold as a young protégée. While in the draft process without an agent Govan had workouts with the Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks. Both are valuable experiences that he will bring to a relatively young Georgetown squad.

Having Govan for one more year will bridge Ewing’s second season to transfer big-man, Omer Yurtseven to his first year of eligibility in 2019. They were set up to having a walk-on and two sophomores being the only returning Hoyas over 6-6 for the upcoming season.

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Future NBA prospect Omer Yurtseven transfers to Georgetown from NC State

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Future NBA prospect Omer Yurtseven transfers to Georgetown from NC State

The pieces are starting to come together for Patrick Ewing.

On Monday the Georgetown Hoyas picked up perhaps the biggest (literally and figuratively) target of the transfer market, Omer Yurtseven.

From North Carolina State, the transfer from Istanbul Turkey will have two years remaining of eligibility. Due to NCAA transfer rules, he is not allowed to play for the 2018-19 season.

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Standing at 7-0, the center helped power the Wolfpack to an NCAA tournament bid this past season. Averaging 13.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks a contest, Yurstseven earned All-ACC Third Team honors in the 2017-18 season. He also touted a 58.3 shooting percentage and was not afraid to pull it up from deep either (22 made three-pointers).

NC State lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to No. 8 Seton Hall, but he was limited due to foul trouble with only two points and two rebounds in 14 minutes of play.

Initially, he is the option to fill the void that Jessie Govan will leave, whether that is during this offseason or next. Already the team has lost power forward Marcus Derrickson

Yurtseven will just be another frontcourt talent for Ewing with the Hoyas.

It was widely reported that he was considering playing options, both in the United States and abroad before this announcement. Easily he has the talent to go in first round of the NBA Draft whichever year he declares.

On the same day, the Hoyas also announced the signing of four-star guard James Akinjo.