Starting Dec. 15 and running through the New Year, the sporting calendar will be dominated by college football bowl games. Some are new and ornately titled (the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl), while others you've probably heard of (there are very few people out there who are unfamiliar with the Rose Bowl).
The biggest matchup this year will be in Miami, where Notre Dame battles Alabama in the BCS National Championship game on Jan. 7. Here's your wall-to-wall schedule for all the BCS bowl action.
Date Bowl Team 1 Team 2 Stadium/Location Date/Time (EST) TV NetworkDecember 15--Gildan New Mexico Bowl, Arizona vs. Nevada, University Stadium, Albuquerque, NM, 7 p.m., ESPNDecember 15—Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Toledo vs. Utah State, Bronco Stadium, Boise ID, 4:30 p.m., ESPNDecember 20—Poinsettia Bowl, BYU vs. San Diego State, Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA, 8 p.m., ESPNDecember 21—Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl, Ball State vs. UCF, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL, 7:30 p.m., ESPNDecember 22—R+L Carriers New Orleans, East Carolina vs. UL Lafayette, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA 12 p.m., ESPNDecember 22—MAACO Bowl Las Vegas, Boise State vs. Washington, Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV, 3:30 p.m., ESPNDecember 24—Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, Fresno State vs. SMU, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI, 8 p.m., ESPNDecember 26—Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, Central Michigan vs. Western Kentucky, Ford Field, Detroit, MI, 7:30 p.m., ESPNDecember 27—Military Bowl, Bowling Green vs. San Diego State, RFK Stadium, Washington D.C., 3 p.m., ESPNDecember 27—Belk Bowl, Cincinnati vs. Duke, Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC, 6:30 p.m., ESPNDecember 27—Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl, Baylor vs. UCLA, Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA, 9:45 p.m., ESPNDecember 28—AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl, Ohio vs. ULM, Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA, 2 p.m., ESPNDecember 28—Russell Atheltic Bowl, Rutgers vs. Virginia Tech, Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL, 5:30 p.m., ESPNDecember 28—Meineke Car Care Bowl, Minnesota vs. Texas Tech, Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX, 9 p.m., ESPNDecember 29--Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, Air Force vs. Rice, Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX, 11:45 a.m., ESPNDecember 29—New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Syracuse vs. West Virginia, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY, 3:15 p.m., ESPNDecember 29—Kraft Fight Hunger, Arizona State vs. Navy, AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA, 4 p.m., ESPN2December 29—Valero Alama Bowl, Oregon State vs. Texas, Alamodome, San Antonio, TX, 6:45 p.m., ESPNDecember 29—Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Michigan State vs. TCU, Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ, 10:15 p.m. ESPNDecember 31—Music City Bowl, NC State vs. Vanderbilt, LP Field, Nashville, TN, 12 p.m., ESPNDecember 31—Hyundai Sun Bowl, Georgia Tech vs. USC, Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX, 2 p.m., CBSDecember 31—AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Iowa State vs. Tulsa, Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA, 7:30 p.m., ESPNDecember 31—Chick-fil-A Bowl, Clemson vs. LSU, Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA, 7:30 p.m., ESPNJanuary 1—Heart of Dallas Bowl, Purdue vs. Oklahoma State, Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX 12 p.m., ESPNUJanuary 1—TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl, Mississippi State vs. Northwestern, EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL, 12 p.m., ESPN2January 1—Capital One Bowl, Georgia vs. Nebraska, Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL, 1 p.m., ABCJanuary 1—Outback Bowl, Michigan vs. South Carolina, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL, 1 p.m., ESPNJanuary 1—Rose Bowl, Stanford vs. Wisconsin, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA, 5 p.m., ESPNJanuary 1—Discover Orange Bowl, Florida State vs. Northern Illinois, Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL, 8:30 p.m., ESPNJanuary 2—Allstate Sugar Bowl, Florida vs. Louisville, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA, 8:30 p.m., ESPNJanuary 3—Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Kansas State vs. Oregon, U. of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ, 8:30 p.m., ESPNJanuary 4—AT&T Cotton Bowl, Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M, Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX, 8 p.m., FOXJanuary 5—BBVA Compass Bowl, Ole Miss vs. Pittsburgh, Legion Field, Birmingham, AL, 1 p.m., ESPNJanuary 6—GoDaddy.com Bowl, Arkansas State vs. Kent State, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL, 9 p.m., ESPNJanuary 7—BCS National Championship, Alabama vs. Notre Dame, Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens Stadium, 8:30 p.m., ESPN