Let the bowls begin

You’ll be bowled over the next 17 days.
The college bowl season kicks off Saturday with four games. There’s only three days without a contest before Auburn and Florida State battle for the National Championship on January 6.
The New Mexico Bowl starts the action at 2 p.m. on ESPN, with Washington State meeting Colorado State. There’s a battle of top 25 teams on ABC at 3:30 p.m. with Fresno State against Southern Cal in Las Vegas.
It’s off to the blue turf for Buffalo-San Diego State in the Potato Bowl at 5:30 p.m. on ESPN. Tulane and Louisiana-Lafayette meet in the New Orleans Bowl at 9 p.m.
New Hampshire heads to top-seeded North Dakota State in a semifinal for the FBS Division Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2. The best of Division II meet when Lenoir-Rhyne faces Northwest Missouri State Saturday at noon on ESPN2.
Candlestick hosts its last regular season game Monday when the 49ers take on the Falcons at 8:40 p.m. NBC used the flex to grab the Eagles’ game with the Bears Sunday night.
The Ravens and Patriots have the second game on CBS Sunday at 4:25 p.m., following Broncos-Texans. The Redskins and Cowboys play on Fox at 1 p.m.
TNT’s Thursday doubleheader starts at 8 p.m. when the Bulls visit Oklahoma City. San Antonio travels to Golden State in the nightcap. The Rockets visit Indiana Friday at 8 p.m. before the Timberwolves face the Lakers.
It’s a Saturday afternoon matchup for the Wizards and Celtics Saturday at 1 p.m. on Comcast.
CBS offers Michigan State facing Texas Saturday at 4 p.m.
Duke takes on UCLA Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN. Georgetown faces Kansas Saturday at noon.
ESPN2 has four contests Saturday, starting at 3:30 p.m. with Gonzaga against Kansas State. Illinois plays Missouri at 5:30 p.m., followed by Notre Dame-Ohio State. Oklahoma State battles Colorado at 11:30 p.m.
St. John’s takes on Youngstown State Saturday at 2 p.m. on FoxSports1, then Villanova hosts Rider. Sunday, Seton Hall meets Eastern Washington at 5 p.m. before California plays Creighton.
Comcast brings Houston against Rice Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Ohio-Richmond Sunday at 1 p.m.
Dayton hosts Iona Thursday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network. James Madison faces Hampton Saturday at 3 p.m. before Virginia Tech meets VCU.
Among the women, Connecticut clashes with California on ESPN Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
ESPN has high school basketball between Huntington Prep and West Arsenal Thursday at 9:30 p.m.
The Capitals play Carolina Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast and the Devils Saturday at 7 p.m. The Flyers play Columbus Thursday at 7 p.m.
Getting ready for Sochi, the United States women play Canada Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The NCAA crowns its volleyball champion this weekend. ESPN2 has the semifinals Thursday, with Wisconsin against Texas at 7:30 p.m. before Washington heads to Penn State at 10 p.m. The championship will be Saturday at 9:30 p.m.
In the Premier League, NBC Sports network offers Liverpool-Cardiff City at 7:45 a.m., followed by Manchester United against West Ham United. Southampton faces Tottenham Hotspur Sunday at 8:30 a.m., then it’s Swansea City-Everton.
It’s the Scorpion Championship on the PBA tour Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN.



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