2013-14 Bowl Schedule Officially Finalized

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It's the end of an era for the bowl business.

We all know the BCS is gone after this year, but the rest of the bowls will change the way they do business as well as new contracts get signed. After, oh, about seven decades, the schools and conferences have finally realized that the bowls could not exist without them, and not the other way around. With that in mind, conferences are taking more control of the process, dictating which teams will play where while also demanding higher payouts and lower ticket guarantees. (To see an educated guess about how the bowl lineups will work beginning next season, check out Stewart Mandel's column from Tuesday.)

But all that is a conversation for another day. Before the clock hits midnight on the current state of affairs in the bowl business, the guys in oddly colored jackets will celebrate the last year before the College Football Playoff. 

As is the norm, "bowl week" encompasses 35 games across 17 days, with every game except the Sun Bowl (CBS) and the Cotton Bowl (FOX) on the ESPN family of networks. 

Bowl

Date

Time (ET)

Network

Matchup

New Mexico

Dec. 21

2 p.m.

ESPN

Pac-12 vs. MWC

Las Vegas

Dec. 21

3:30 p.m.

ABC

Pac-12 vs. MWC

Famous Idaho Potato

Dec. 21

5:30 p.m.

ESPN

MWC vs. MAC

New Orleans

Dec. 21

9 p.m.

ESPN

C-USA vs. Sun Belt

Beef 'O' Brady's

Dec. 23

2 p.m.

ESPN

C-USA vs. American

Hawaii

Dec. 24

8 p.m.

ESPN

C-USA vs. MWC

Poinsettia

Dec. 26

9:30 p.m.

ESPN

MWC vs. Army

Military

Dec. 27

2:30 p.m.

ESPN

ACC vs. C-USA

Texas

Dec. 27

6 p.m.

ESPN

Big Ten vs. Big 12

Kraft Fight Hunger

Dec. 27

9:30 p.m.

ESPN

Pac-12 vs. BYU

Pinstripe

Dec. 28

12 p.m.

ESPN

Big 12 vs. American

Belk

Dec. 28

3:30 p.m.

ESPN

ACC vs. American

Russell Athletic

Dec. 28

6:45 p.m.

ESPN

ACC vs. American

Buffalo Wild Wings

Dec. 28

10: 15 p.m.

ESPN

Big Ten vs. Big 12

Armed Forces

Dec. 30

11:45 a.m.

ESPN

MWC vs. Navy

Music City

Dec. 30

3:15 p.m.

ESPN

SEC vs. ACC

Alamo

Dec. 30 

6:45 p.m.

ESPN 

Big 12 vs. Pac-12 

Holiday

Dec. 30 

10:15 p.m. 

ESPN 

Big 12 vs. Pac-12 

AdvoCare V100

Dec. 31

12:30 p.m. 

ESPN 

SEC vs. ACC 

Sun

Dec. 31 

2 p.m. 

CBS 

ACC vs. Pac-12 

Liberty

Dec. 31

4 p.m.

ESPN

C-USA/AAC vs. SEC

Chick-fil-A

Dec. 31

8 p.m.

ESPN

SEC vs. ACC

Gator

Jan. 1

12 p.m.

ESPN2

SEC vs. Big Ten

Heart of Dallas

Jan. 1

12 p.m.

ESPNU

Big Ten vs. Big 12

Capital One

Jan. 1

1 p.m.

ABC

SEC vs. Big Ten

Outback

Jan. 1

1 p.m.

ESPN

SEC vs. Big Ten

Rose

Jan. 1

5 p.m.

ESPN

BCS vs. BCS

Fiesta

Jan. 1

8:30 p.m.

ESPN

BCS vs. BCS

Sugar

Jan. 2

8:30 p.m.

ESPN

BCS vs. BCS

Orange

Jan. 3

TBD

ESPN

BCS vs. BCS

Cotton

Jan. 3

7:30 p.m.

FOX

SEC vs. Big 12

BBVA Compass

Jan. 4 

1 p.m. 

ESPN 

SEC vs. American

GoDaddy

Jan. 5

9 p.m.

ESPN

MAC vs. Sun Belt

BCS National Championship

Jan. 6

8:30 p.m.

ESPN

BCS No. 1 vs. BCS No. 2