College Bowl Games 2013

Each year, there are a long list of bowl games. Since money has become the single most influential driver for all things college football, the bowl games have sponsors now. These sponsors, however, change from one year to the next so it is hard to keep track of which bowl is which. On top of that, the bowls themselves change and the BCS championship bowl game where #1 and #2 play each year rotates between 5 bowl locations.

It is too much to keep track of these days but the good news is the bowls, sponsors, locations, dates and times are already set! Only thing left is who is playing in which game.

The tables below show the details of the college bowl games for 2013. The column for the ‘original name’ is what the bowl game used to be called before all the crazy changing sponsors came into play and may be what you heard people talking about when you were younger.

The last column for potential teams are the conferences where a team will be picked from to play. Teams are invited to play in the bowl and can choose to accept or not accept. Generally, they accept the invitation but sometimes they are offended by what bowl game invited them as they thought they should have had a nicer invitation.

For one more year, we are stuck with the BCS and a single bowl game instead of any semblance of playoffs. That changes in 2014 though when a couple of playoff games will be added.

Bowl Location Original Name Date Potential Teams
Gildan New Mexico Bowl Albuquerque, NM   12/21/13: 2:00 MWC vs. Pac-12
Las Vegas Bowl Las Vegas, NV   12/21/13: 3:30 MWC vs. Pac-12
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Boise, ID Humanitarian Bowl 12/21/13: 5:30 MAC vs MWC
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl New Orleans, LA   12/21/13: 9:00 C-USA vs Sun Belt
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, FL St. Petersburg Bowl 12/23/13: 2:00 American vs C-USA
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Honolulu, HI Hawaii Bowl 12/24/13: 8:00 C-USA vs MWC
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Detroit, MI Motor City Bowl 12/26/13: 6:00 Big Ten vs MAC
San Diego County CU Poinsettia Bowl San Diego, CA   12/26/13: 9:30 Army vs MWC
Military Bowl Annapolis, MD   12/27/13: 2:30 ACC vs C-USA
Texas Bowl Houston, TX   12/27/13: 6:00 Big 12 vs Big Ten
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl San Francisco, CA   12/27/13: 9:30 BYU vs Pac-12
New Era Pinstripe Bowl Bronx, NY   12/28/13: 12:00 American vs Big 12
Belk Bowl Charlotte, NC   12/28/13: 3:20 Amercian vs Big 12
Russell Athletic Bowl Orlando, FL Tangerine Bowl  12/28/13: 6:45 ACC vs American
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Tempe, AZ Copper Bowl 12/28/13: 10:15 Big 12 vs Big Ten
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Fort Worth, TX   12/30/13: 11:45 MWC vs. Navy
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl Nashville, TN Music City Bowl 12/30/13: 3:15 ACC vs SEC
Valero Alamo Bowl San Antonio, TX Alamo Bowl 12/30/13: 6:45 Big 12 vs Pac 12
Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl San Diego, CA  Holiday Bowl 12/30/13: 10:!5 Big 12 vs Pac 12
AdvoCare V100 Bowl Shreveport, LA Independence Bowl 12/31/13: 12:30 ACC vs SEC
Hyundai Sun Bowl El Paso, TX Sun Bowl 12/31/13: 2:00 ACC vs Pac-12
AutoZone Liberty Bowl Memphis, TN Liberty Bowl 12/31/13: 4:00 C-USA vs SEC
Chick-fil-A Bowl Atlanta, GA Peach Bowl 12/31/13: 8:00 ACC vs SEC
TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl Jacksonville, GA Gator Bowl 1/1/14: 12:00 Big Ten vs SEC
Heart of Dallas Bowl Dallas, TX   1/1/14: 12:00 Big Ten vs C-USA
Capital One Bowl Orlando, FL Citrus Bowl 1/1/14: 1:00 Big Ten vs SEC
Outback Bowl Tampa, FL Hall of Fame Bowl 1/1/14: 1:00 Big Ten vs. SEC
Rose Bowl Game Pasadena, CA Rose Bowl 1/1/14: 5:00 BCS/Pac-12 #1 vs BCS/Big Ten #1
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Glendale, AZ Fiesta Bowl 1/1/14: 8:30 BCS/Big 12#1 vs BCS At-Large
Allstate Sugar Bowl New Orleans, LA Sugar Bowl 1/2/14: 8:30 BCS/SEC #1 vs BCS At-Large
AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic Dallas, TX Cotton Bowl 1/3/14: 8:00 Big 12 vs SEC
Discover Orange Bowl Miami Gardens, FL Orange Bowl 1/3/14: TBA BCS/ACC #1 vs BCS At-Large
BBCA Compass Bowl Birmingham, AL   1/4/14: 1:00 American vs SEC
GoDaddy Bowl Mobile, AL   1/5/14: 9:00 MAC vs Sun Belt
BCS National Championship Game Pasadena, CA Rose Bowl 1/6/14: 8:30 BCS #1 vs BCS #2

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