If you’re like me, you’ll plan on sitting around New Year’s Day, fighting off a hangover and wondering where your car is while crashing on the couch and watching some Bowl games.
Well, not this year. The NCAA has released its 2011-12 Bowl schedule and because New Year’s Day ends up on Sunday there will be no bowl games. That day is reserved for the NFL which may or may not have a season this fall.
My guess is there will be a season for the NFL but if not that makes the first time I can think of with no pigskin on New Year’s Day.
That means five Bowl games will be moved to Jan. 2 — the Gator, Outback, Capital One, Ticket City and Rose. Overall, there are 35 Bowl on the schedule which will be played over 23 days. They all kick off with the New Mexico, Humanitarian and New Orleans bowls on Saturday, Dec. 17.
Here is the complete Bowl Schedule. Hope you have ESPN. [via]
|Sat., Dec. 17||2 p.m. ET||New Mexico Bowl||Albuquerque, N.M.||ESPN|
|Sat., Dec. 17||5:30 p.m. ET||uDrove Humanitarian Bowl||Boise, Idaho||ESPN|
|Sat., Dec. 17||9 p.m. ET||R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl||New Orleans, La.||ESPN|
|Tue., Dec. 20||8 p.m. ET||Beef ‘O’Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg||St. Petersburg, Fla.||ESPN|
|Wed., Dec. 21||8 p.m. ET||San Diego Co. Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl||San Diego, Calif.||ESPN|
|Thu., Dec. 22||8 p.m. ET||MAACO Bowl Las Vegas||Las Vegas, Nev.||ESPN|
|Sat., Dec. 24||8 p.m. ET||Sheraton Hawaii Bowl||Honolulu, Hawaii||ESPN|
|Mon., Dec. 26||5 p.m. ET||AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl||Shreveport, La.||ESPN2|
|Tue., Dec. 27||4:30 p.m. ET||Little Caesars Pizza Bowl||Detroit, Mich.||ESPN|
|Tue., Dec. 27||8 p.m. ET||Belk Bowl||Charlotte, N.C.||ESPN|
|Wed., Dec. 28||4:30 p.m. ET||Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman||Washington, D.C.||ESPN|
|Wed., Dec. 28||8 p.m. ET||Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl||San Diego, Calif.||ESPN|
|Thu., Dec. 29||5:30 p.m. ET||Champs Sports Bowl||Orlando, Fla.||ESPN|
|Thu., Dec. 29||9 p.m. ET||Valero Alamo Bowl||San Antonio, Texas||ESPN|
|Fri., Dec. 30||12 p.m. ET||Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl||*Dallas, Texas||ESPN|
|Fri., Dec. 30||3:20 p.m. ET||New Era Pinstripe Bowl||New York, N.Y.||ESPN|
|Fri., Dec. 30||6:40 p.m. ET||Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl||Nashville, Tenn.||ESPN|
|Fri., Dec. 30||10 p.m. ET||Insight Bowl||Tempe, Ariz.||ESPN|
|Sat., Dec. 31||12 p.m. ET||Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas||Houston, Texas||ESPN|
|Sat., Dec. 31||2 p.m. ET||Hyundai Sun Bowl||El Paso, Texas||CBS|
|Sat., Dec. 31||3:30 p.m. ET||AutoZone Liberty Bowl||Memphis, Tenn.||ABC|
|Sat., Dec. 31||3:30 p.m. ET||Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl||San Francisco, Calif.||ESPN|
|Sat., Dec. 31||7:30 p.m. ET||Chick-fil-A Bowl||Atlanta, Ga.||ESPN|
|Mon., Jan. 2||12 p.m. ET||TicketCity Bowl||Dallas, Texas||ESPNU|
|Mon., Jan. 2||1 p.m. ET||Capital One Bowl||Orlando, Fla.||ESPN|
|Mon., Jan. 2||1 p.m. ET||Gator Bowl||Jacksonville, Fla.||ESPN2|
|Mon., Jan. 2||1 p.m. ET||Outback Bowl||Tampa, Fla.||ABC|
|Mon., Jan. 2||5 p.m. ET||Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO||Pasadena, Calif.||ESPN|
|Tue., Jan. 3||8:30 p.m. ET||Allstate Sugar Bowl||New Orleans, La.||ESPN|
|Wed., Jan. 4||8 p.m. ET||Discover Orange Bowl||Miami Gardens, Fla.||ESPN|
|Thu., Jan. 5||8:30 p.m. ET||Tostitos Fiesta Bowl||Glendale, Ariz.||ESPN|
|Fri., Jan. 6||8 p.m. ET||AT&T Cotton Bowl||Arlington, Texas||FOX|
|Sat., Jan. 7||1 p.m. ET||BBVA Compass Bowl||Birmingham, Ala.||ESPN|
|Mon., Jan. 9||8:30 p.m. ET||Allstate BCS National Championship Game||New Orleans, La.||ESPN|
|TBA||TBA||GoDaddy.com Bowl||Mobile, Ala.||ESPN|
*The 2011 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, hosted in Fort Worth, Texas, is being played in Dallas due to stadium renovations.