The 2018-19 Football Bowl Association schedule will once again this season number 40 contests, to be played in a span of 17 days and televised nationwide via five different carriers. Wright Waters, FBA Executive Director, made the announcement.
The FBA schedule begins with the Celebration Bowl from Atlanta on Saturday, December 15. The Celebration Bowl features the champions of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference against the Southwest Athletic Conference. It is part of a 5-game opening set that includes the New Mexico Bowl, Las Vegas Bowl, Raycom Media Camellia Bowl and Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl.
Nine of the 24 days will include more than one game being played, beginning December 15, then again on the following Saturday, December 22. Bowl telecasts resume Wednesday, December 26 with multiple-game programming running through the 31st.
ESPN and its family of networks [ESPN2, ABC] will televise 35 total games. FOX Sports and CBS Sports Network each have two and CBS Sports one. That is the Hyundai Sun Bowl, televised by CBS for the past 50 years.
The postseason comes to a crowning conclusion on Monday, January 7 with the College Football Playoff National Championship game from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA.
The 2018-2019 FBA Schedule:
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of 31 collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games; FCS opening-weekend game; 14 college bowl games, 12 college basketball events and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 300-plus hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 700,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Montgomery and St. Petersburg, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.
ESPN Events also manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.
Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl (Houston); AdvoCare Texas Kickoff (Houston); Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl (St. Petersburg, Fla.); Bahamas Bowl (Nassau); Birmingham Bowl (Alabama); Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl (Florida); Camping World Kickoff (Orlando, Fla.); Celebration Bowl (Atlanta); Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise); Frisco Bowl (Frisco, Texas); Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff (Montgomery, Ala.); Hawai’i Bowl (Honolulu); Las Vegas Bowl (Nevada); Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); MEAC/SWAC Challenge (Atlanta); Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (Montgomery, Ala.); The Home Depot College Football Awards Presented by Gildan (Atlanta) and Heart of Dallas Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth)
AdvoCare Invitational (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Armed Forces Classic (Fort Bliss, Texas); College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy’s (Los Angeles); Gildan Charleston Classic (South Carolina); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Jimmy V Men’s Classic presented by Corona (New York City); Jimmy V Women’s Classic presented by Corona (Hartford, Conn.); Myrtle Beach Invitational (Conway, S.C.); NIT Season Tip-Off (Brooklyn, N.Y.); Puerto Rico Tip-Off; State Farm Champions Classic (Indianapolis) and Wooden Legacy (Fullerton, Calif.)
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