College football’s bowl season is set to kick off with fans around the country set to tune in for the finale of their favorite team’s season.

Bowl season is a time for college football fans to enjoy their last glimpses of the gridiron until the following fall. The bowl games range from the historic – the “Granddaddy of Them All” as the Rose Bowl is affectionately known – to newer bowl games that trade head coaches’ traditional postgame Gatorade bath for being doused in substances like mayonnaise.

Bowl season also presents an opportunity for companies to build their brands by sponsoring games. Although details about exact sponsorship agreements can be hard to come by, companies may spend several hundred thousand dollars to get their brand name attached to a lower-tier bowl game, while title sponsorships for higher profile games like the prestigious New Year’s Six bowls can run into tens of millions of dollars. 

Bowl games also tend to have additional sponsors and partners beyond those attached to the name of the bowl. The income is used to support local philanthropic endeavors as well as to make payments to the conferences that each participating team is a member of, which are in turn distributed to individual schools to support their intercollegiate athletic programs.

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Here’s a look at each of this year’s bowl game matchups. All times listed are Eastern Standard Time.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023

  • Myrtle Beach Bowl – Georgia Southern Eagles vs. Ohio Bobcats, Conway, S.C., 11:00 a.m.
  • Cricket Celebration Bowl – Howard Bison vs. Florida A&M Rattlers, Atlanta, Ga., noon
  • R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl – Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns, New Orleans, La., 2:15 p.m.
  • Avocados From Mexico Cure Bowl – Miami (Ohio) Redhawks vs. Appalachian Mountaineers, Orlando, Fla., 3:30 p.m.
  • Isleta New Mexico Bowl – New Mexico State Aggies vs. Fresno State Bulldogs, Albuquerque, N.M., 5:45 p.m.
  • Starco Brands LA Bowl Hosted by GronkUCLA Bruins vs. Boise State Broncos, Inglewood, Calif., 7:30 p.m.
  • Radiance Technologies Independence BowlCalifornia Golden Bears vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders, Shreveport, La., 9:15 p.m.

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Rob Gronkowski

Monday, Dec. 18, 2023

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023

Hawaii Bowl

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023

  • Roofclaim.com Boca Raton Bowl – South Florida Bulls vs. Syracuse Orange, Boca Raton, Fla., 8:00 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 22, 2023

Saturday, Dec. 23, 2023

  • 76 Birmingham Bowl – Troy Trojans vs. Duke Blue Devils, Birmingham, Ala., noon
  • Camellia Bowl – Arkansas State Red Wolves vs. Northern Illinois Huskies, Montgomery, Ala., noon
  • Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl – James Madison Dukes vs. Air Force Falcons, Fort Worth, Texas, 3:30 p.m.
  • Famous Idaho Potato BowlGeorgia State Panthers vs. Utah State Aggies, Boise, Idaho, 3:30 p.m.
  • 68 Ventures Bowl – South Alabama Jaguars vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles, Mobile, Ala. 7:00 p.m.
  • SRS Distribution Las Vegas BowlUtah Utes vs. Northwestern Wildcats, Las Vegas, Nev., 7:30 p.m.
  • EasyPost Hawaii BowlCoastal Carolina Chanticleers vs. San Jose State Spartans, Honolulu, Hawaii, 10:30 p.m.
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl French Fry Bath

Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2023

  • Quick Lane Bowl – Bowling Green Falcons vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers, Detroit, Mich., 2:00 p.m.
  • SERVPRO First Responder Bowl – Texas State Bobcats vs. Rice Owls, Dallas, Texas, 5:30 p.m.
  • Guaranteed Rate BowlKansas Jayhawks vs. UNLV Rebels, Phoenix, Ariz., 9:00 p.m.
Dukes Mayo Bowl Bath Mike Locksley

Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2023

  • Military Bowl Presented by GoBowling.com – Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Tulane Green Wave, Annapolis, Md., 2:00 p.m.
  • Duke’s Mayo BowlNorth Carolina Tar Heels vs. West Virginia Mountaineers – Charlotte, N.C., 5:30 p.m.
  • DIRECTV Holiday Bowl – #15 Louisville Cardinals vs. USC Trojans, San Diego, Calif., 8:00 p.m.
  • TaxAct Texas Bowl – Texas A&M Aggies vs. #20 Oklahoma State Cowboys, Houston, Texas, 9:00 p.m.
Holiday Bowl Oregon Ducks

Thursday, Dec. 28, 2023

  • Wasabi Fenway Bowl – #24 SMU Mustangs vs. Boston College Eagles, Boston, Mass., 11:00 a.m.
  • Bad Boy Mowers Pinstripe Bowl – Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Miami Hurricanes, Bronx, N.Y., 2:15 p.m.
  • Pop-Tarts Bowl – #18 North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. #25 Kansas State Wildcats, Orlando, Fla., 5:45 p.m.
  • Valero Alamo Bowl – #14 Arizona Wildcats vs. #12 Oklahoma Sooners, San Antonio, 9:15 p.m.
Pinstripe Bowl Yankee Stadium

Friday, Dec. 29, 2023

  • TaxSlayer Gator Bowl – #22 Clemson Tigers vs. Kentucky Wildcats, Jacksonville, Fla., noon
  • Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl – #19 Oregon State Beavers vs. #16 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, El Paso, Texas, 2 p.m.
  • AutoZone Liberty Bowl – Memphis Tigers vs. Iowa State Cyclones, Memphis, Tenn., 3:30 p.m.
  • Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic – #9 Missouri Tigers vs. #7 Ohio State Buckeyes, Arlington, Texas, 8:00 p.m.

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Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023

  • Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl – #11 Ole Miss Rebels vs. #10 Penn State Nittany Lions, Atlanta, Ga., noon
  • TransPerfect Music City BowlAuburn Tigers vs. Maryland Terrapins, Nashville, Tenn., 2:00 p.m.
  • Capital One Orange Bowl – #6 Georgia Bulldogs vs. #5 Florida State Seminoles, Miami, Fla., 4:00 p.m.
  • Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl – Toledo Rockets vs. Wyoming Cowboys, Tucson, Ariz., 4:30 p.m.
Michigan Wolverines Jim Harbaugh

Monday, Jan. 1, 2024

  • ReliaQuest Bowl – Wisconsin Badgers vs. #13 LSU Tigers, Tampa, Fla., noon
  • Vrbo Fiesta Bowl – #23 Liberty Flames vs. #8 Oregon Ducks, Glendale, Ariz., 1 p.m.
  • Cheez-It Citrus Bowl – #17 Iowa Hawkeyes vs. #21 Tennessee Volunteers, Orlando, Fla., 1 p.m.
  • CFP Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Prudential – #4 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. #1 Michigan Wolverines, Pasadena, Calif., 5:00 p.m.
  • CFP Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl – #3 Texas Longhorns vs. #2 Washington Huskies, New Orleans, La., 8:45 p.m.
Washington Huskies Michael Penix

Monday, Jan. 8, 2024

  • CFP National Championship Presented by AT&T – Rose Bowl winner vs. Sugar Bowl winner, 7:30 p.m.
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