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|