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College Football Bowl Games

Wondering what these bowl games are all about? In this section, we'll explore the history of the bowl game, a sporting tradition unique to college football. Learn about the Rose Bowl, the Orange Bowl, and much more.
  1. The Alamo Bowl (2)
  2. The BBVA Compass Bowl (2)
  3. The Capital One Bowl (2)
  4. The Champs Sports Bowl (2)
  5. The Cotton Bowl (2)
  6. The Emerald Bowl (2)
  7. The Fiesta Bowl (2)
  8. The Gator Bowl (2)
  9. The Hawaii Bowl (2)
  10. The Humanitarian Bowl (2)
  11. The Independence Bowl (2)
  12. The Las Vegas Bowl (2)
  13. The Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl (2)
  14. The Meineke Car Care Bowl (1)
  15. The Music City Bowl (2)
  16. The New Mexico Bowl (2)
  17. The New Orleans Bowl (2)
  18. The Orange Bowl (2)
  19. The Outback Bowl (2)
  20. The Pointsettia Bowl (2)
  21. The Rose Bowl Game (3)
  22. The St. Petersburg Bowl (2)
  23. The Sugar Bowl (2)

2014 Sugar Bowl Preview
2014 Sugar Bowl Preview

Bowl Games
Bowl Games

2014 Orange Bowl Preview
2014 Orange Bowl Preview

2014 Sugar Bowl Preview
2014 Sugar Bowl Preview

2014 Rose Bowl Preview
A complete preview of the 2014 Rose Bowl.

Games Worth Watching: The Post-New Year's Day Edition
Predictions for the biggest post-New Year's Day bowl games of 2014.

Games Worth Watching: The New Year's Day Edition
Predictions for all of the 2014 New Year's Day Bowl games.

Tournament of Roses President: 'We're Proud of Our History'
Tournament of Roses President Scott Jenkins talks about the college playoff and more at 2013 Big Ten media days.

2012-2013 New Year's Day Bowl Picks
Picks and predictions for the six college football bowl games being played on New Year's Day 2013.

2012 College Football Bowl Picks, Part II
Picks and previews for the 2012 New Year's Eve college football bowl games.

2012 College Football Bowl Picks, Part I
Previews and picks for some of the biggest bowl games of the 2012-2013 college football bowl season.

2009-2010 College Football Bowl Schedule
The complete college football bowl schedule for the 2009-2010 season.

Winningest Bowl Teams of All-Time
Among the top 10 best bowl teams of all time are some of the usual susects--USC and Alabama, Florida State and Oklahoma, Penn State and Auburn. But there's also a surprise or two (Ole Miss? Georgia Tech?), and a few of the teams you might expect to be there (Ohio State, Notre Dame), well, aren't. See the complete list here.

The BBVA Compass Bowl
The less-than-elegantly named BBVA Compass Bowl is played each year in Birmingham, Alabama.

The TicketCity Bowl
The arrival of the TicketCity Bowl—originally known as the Dallas College Football Classic—in January of 2011 proved but one thing: The American public’s appetite for watching bowl games—or, at the very least, the college football establishment’s appetite for staging them—is insatiable.

Senior Bowl MVPs
The college football all-star game market is more crowded these days than ever before, but there remains just one game that stands above the rest: The Senior Bowl.

The Holiday Bowl
A look back on the history of the Holiday Bowl.

2010 College Football Bowl Schedule
Bowl season is back. Starting on December 18, when Northern Illinois takes on Fresno State in the Humanitarian Bowl, and ending on January 10, when Auburn takes on Oregon in the BCS National Championship Game, college football fans will be treated to bowl games both interesting (Michigan State vs. Alabama in the Capital One) and, well,...

The Poinsettia Bowl
Sure, the Poinsettia Bowl has only been played since 2005. But when it comes to second-tier bowl games, it's hard to beat this one. Besides, it's played in always-sunny San Diego.

The Champs Sports Bowl
It’s only been around for a couple of decades, and it’s gone through a few name changes, but the Champs Sports Bowl (as it’s now called) is slowly establishing itself as a big event in college football’s bowl season.

The Independence Bowl
Founded in 1976 (hence its name), the Independence Bowl is played each December in Shreveport, Louisiana, and currently matches teams from the Mountain West Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference.

The Humanitarian Bowl
It's got a goofy name. It's played played on a blue field. And more often than not, the weather on gameday is cold and miserable. But more than a decade after its founding, and against all odds, the Humanitarian Bowl is still alive and kicking.

The Hawaii Bowl
The Hawaii Bowl may not be the biggest bowl game in college football. But it’s certainly hard to beat as a destination.

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