Alabama will play Notre Dame Jan. 7 for the BCS National Championship at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fla.  Reuters

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 Network

December 15--Gildan New Mexico Bowl, Arizona vs. Nevada, University Stadium, Albuquerque, NM, 7 p.m., ESPN

December 15—Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Toledo vs. Utah State, Bronco Stadium, Boise ID, 4:30 p.m., ESPN

December 20—Poinsettia Bowl, BYU vs. San Diego State, Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA, 8 p.m., ESPN

December 21—Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl, Ball State vs. UCF, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

December 22—R+L Carriers New Orleans, East Carolina vs. UL Lafayette, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA 12 p.m., ESPN

December 22—MAACO Bowl Las Vegas, Boise State vs. Washington, Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV, 3:30 p.m., ESPN

December 24—Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, Fresno State vs. SMU, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI, 8 p.m., ESPN

December 26—Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, Central Michigan vs. Western Kentucky, Ford Field, Detroit, MI, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

December 27—Military Bowl, Bowling Green vs. San Diego State, RFK Stadium, Washington D.C., 3 p.m., ESPN

December 27—Belk Bowl, Cincinnati vs. Duke, Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC, 6:30 p.m., ESPN

December 27—Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl, Baylor vs. UCLA, Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA, 9:45 p.m., ESPN

December 28—AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl, Ohio vs. ULM, Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA, 2 p.m., ESPN

December 28—Russell Atheltic Bowl, Rutgers vs. Virginia Tech, Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL, 5:30 p.m., ESPN

December 28—Meineke Car Care Bowl, Minnesota vs. Texas Tech, Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX, 9 p.m., ESPN

December 29--Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, Air Force vs. Rice, Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX, 11:45 a.m., ESPN

December 29—New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Syracuse vs. West Virginia, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY, 3:15 p.m., ESPN
December 29—Kraft Fight Hunger, Arizona State vs. Navy, AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA, 4 p.m., ESPN2
December 29—Valero Alama Bowl, Oregon State vs. Texas, Alamodome, San Antonio, TX, 6:45 p.m., ESPN
December 29—Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Michigan State vs. TCU, Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ, 10:15 p.m. ESPN
December 31—Music City Bowl, NC State vs. Vanderbilt, LP Field, Nashville, TN, 12 p.m., ESPN
December 31—Hyundai Sun Bowl, Georgia Tech vs. USC, Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX, 2 p.m., CBS
December 31—AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Iowa State vs. Tulsa, Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
December 31—Chick-fil-A Bowl, Clemson vs. LSU, Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
January 1—Heart of Dallas Bowl, Purdue vs. Oklahoma State, Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX 12 p.m., ESPNU
January 1— Gator Bowl, Mississippi State vs. Northwestern, EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL, 12 p.m., ESPN2
January 1—Capital One Bowl, Georgia vs. Nebraska, Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL, 1 p.m., ABC
January 1—Outback Bowl, Michigan vs. South Carolina, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL, 1 p.m., ESPN
January 1—Rose Bowl, Stanford vs. Wisconsin, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA, 5 p.m., ESPN
January 1—Discover Orange Bowl, Florida State vs. Northern Illinois, Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
January 2—Allstate Sugar Bowl, Florida vs. Louisville, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
January 3—Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Kansas State vs. Oregon, U. of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
January 4—AT&T Cotton Bowl, Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M, Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX, 8 p.m., FOX
January 5—BBVA Compass Bowl, Ole Miss vs. Pittsburgh, Legion Field, Birmingham, AL, 1 p.m., ESPN
January 6— Bowl, Arkansas State vs. Kent State, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL, 9 p.m., ESPN
January 7—BCS National Championship, Alabama vs. Notre Dame, Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens Stadium, 8:30 p.m., ESPN