16th Annual New Mexico Bowl to be played December 18

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Game set for 12:15 p.m. MT / 2:15 p.m. ET kickoff


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. –The 16th annual New Mexico Bowl is scheduled to be played on Saturday, Dec. 18, at 12:15 p.m. MT /2:15 p.m. ET at University Stadium in Albuquerque, N.M. The game will air live on ESPN and ESPN Radio.


“We are really excited to be back home to host the New Mexico Bowl in University Stadium again,” said Jeff Siembieda, New Mexico Bowl executive director. “With the game returning to its traditional spot on the first Saturday of Bowl Season, we’re looking forward to celebrating New Mexico, Albuquerque, college football and the people who have been so essential in getting us to this point. ”


The New Mexico Bowl is one of 17 bowl games owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN.


ESPN Events 
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of 34 collegiate sporting events nationwide. The roster includes five early-season college football games, 17 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events and a college softball event, which accounts for approximately 400 hours of live programming, reaches nearly 64 million viewers and attracts over 800,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in more than 10 markets across the country, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.


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DALLAS (May 27, 2021) — Bowl Season today announced the complete 2021-22 college football bowl schedule, which includes 44 games, beginning December 17. All games will be televised on the ABC and ESPN family of networks, with one bowl on CBS and another on FOX. Two bowl games still have networks and times to be determined.

Bowl matchups will be revealed on Sunday, December 5, following the regular season and conference championship games. Bowl Season culminates with the 2021 College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship, scheduled to be played on Monday, January 10, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on ESPN.

“We are thrilled to have a full slate of bowl games scheduled for next season,” said Nick Carparelli, executive director of Bowl Season. “Last year dealt us many challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we have expectations that stadiums will be operating at full capacity again which will undoubtedly mean a memorable experience for student-athletes, fans, universities and communities. College football and Bowl Season is back, and we couldn’t be more excited.”

While many sporting events were cancelled last season due to the pandemic, 26 of the bowl games were able to remain scheduled and played, mainly due to the flexibility and cooperation of the conferences and bowl partners, and the dedication and commitment of the many players, coaches and team staff.


The complete 2021-22 Bowl Season schedule can be found below.