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College Football Playoff sets kick times for 2015-16 games

Daily Emerald

Daily Emerald

How do you feel about going out on New Year's Eve - bar, house party, what have you? More importantly, how does your wife? The answers to those questions could determine how - or if at all - you watch two of college football's most important games for the 2015 season.

Despite reported pressure from ESPN, Bill Hancock and the rest of the College Football Playoff brass have sunk their heels into the mud in their attempt to claim New Year's Eve as their own. Hancock said the new system will "change the paradigm of New Year's Eve in this country" from the day the Playoff was born, and this season will put his words to the test.

Announced Tuesday, here is the schedule for this year's College Football Playoff

New Year's Eve
Peach Bowl - noon ET
Cotton or Orange Bowl, National Semifinal - 4 p.m. ET
Cotton or Orange Bowl, National Semifinal - 8 p.m. ET

New Year's Day
Fiesta Bowl - 1 p.m. ET
Rose Bowl - 5 p.m. ET
Sugar Bowl - 8:30 p.m. ET

Depending on how long the semifinals may or may not run, the second semifinal could conclude right as the ball drops in Times Square.

I'm sure everyone at your New Year's Eve party will understand when you change the channel.