22 Bowls In 20 Days On Kindred Stations

The holidays mean many different things to many different people. But for football fans, it means a feast of bowl games and Kindred Communication's stations, ESPN 930 AM (the only sports station in the area), WCMI 1340 AM and The Planet, 92.7 FM/98.5 FM will present 22 college bowl games in 20 days this year, starting this Saturday.

All the bowl game action starts with the New Mexico Bowl on December 20, 2008, on ESPN 930 AM and ends with all BCS Bowls: Rose, Orange, Sugar, Fiesta and the BCS National Championship Game on January 8, 2009.

Local fans can follow their teams via the radio, including the Big East's West Virginia Mountaineers (8-4) facing the Tar Heels of North Carolina (also 8-4) of the Atlantic Coast Conference at the Meineke Car Care Bowl in Charlotte, N.C. on Dec. 27. The SEC's Kentucky Wildcats (6-6) will face the Conference USA champion Pirates of East Carolina (9-4) in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl on Jan. 2; and the Big Ten's Ohio State (11-1) Buckeyes will play the Big 12's Texas (10-2) Longhorns in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 5.

The No. 1 team in the land, the Big 12's champs, the Oklahoma (12-1) Sooners, and the No. 2-ranked team and SEC champs, the Florida (12-1) Gators, will meet on Jan. 8 in the BCS National Championship game at 8 p.m., right after the Marshall Coach Donnie Jones' Call-In Show from Gino's Pub in Huntington that same evening (7:05 p.m. until 8 p.m.).

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Here is the listing of bowls, along with the station they will air on, the providers of the bowls (including ESPN Radio, Sports USA Radio, ISP Sports, Westwood One and the Big Blue Sports Network for UK), date, air time for broadcast (not necessarily the kickoff time), location for bowl and teams competing (* marks a Conference USA team in a bowl). Let's go bowling, starting this Saturday, with the Kindred family of stations!

New Mexico Bowl - ESPN 930 AM (ESPN)
Dec. 20 / 2 p.m. Albuquerque, N.M.
COLORADO STATE RAMS VS. FRESNO STATE BULLDOGS

R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl - ESPN 930 AM (ESPN)
Dec. 21 / 8 p.m. ET New Orleans, La.
SOUTHERN MISS GOLDEN EAGLES* VS. TROY TROJANS

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl - ESPN 930 AM (ESPN) and WCMI 1340 AM (ISP Sports)
Dec. 24 / 7 p.m. (ISP Sports)/7:15 p.m. (ESPN) ET Honolulu, Hawaii
HAWAII WARRIORS VS. NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH

Meineke Car Care Bowl - WCMI 1340 AM (ISP Sports)
Dec. 27 / 1 p.m. ET Charlotte, N.C.
WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS VS. NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS

Champs Sports Bowl - ESPN 930 AM (ESPN)
Dec. 27 / 4:00 p.m. ET Orlando, Fla.
FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES VS. WISCONSIN BADGERS

Emerald Bowl - ESPN 930 AM (ESPN)
Dec. 27 / 7:35 p.m. ET San Francisco, Calif.
MIAMI HURRICANES VS. CALIFORNIA BEARS

Petco Independence Bowl - ESPN 930 AM (Sports USA Radio)
Dec. 28 / 8:00 p.m. ET Shreveport, La.
NORTHERN ILLINOIS VS. LOUSIANA TECH BULLDOGS

PapaJohn's.com Bowl - ESPN 930 AM (ESPN)
Dec. 29 / 2:35 p.m. ET Birmingham, Ala.
N.C. STATE WOLFPACK VS. RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS

Alamo Bowl - ESPN 930 AM (ESPN)
Dec. 29 / 7:35 p.m. ET San Antonio, Texas
NORTHWESTERN WILDCATS VS. MISSOURI TIGERS

Texas Bowl - WCMI 1340 AM (Westwood One)
Dec. 30 / 7:30 p.m. Houston, Texas
RICE OWLS* VS. WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS

Pacific Life Holiday Bowl - ESPN 930 AM (ESPN)
Dec. 30 / 7:35 p.m. ET San Diego, Calif.
OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS VS. OREGON DUCKS

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl - ESPN 930 AM (ESPN)
Dec. 31 / 11:35 a.m. ET Fort Worth, Texas
HOUSTON COUGARS* VS. AIR FORCE FALCONS

Chick-fil-A Bowl - ESPN 930 AM (ESPN)
Dec. 31 / 6:45 p.m. ET Atlanta, Ga.
GEORGIA TECH YELLOWJACKETS VS. LSU TIGERS

Capital One Bowl - ESPN 930 AM (Sports USA Radio)
Jan. 1 / 1 p.m. Orlando, Fla.
MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS VS. GEORGIA BULLDOGS

Rose Bowl presented by Citi - ESPN 930 AM (ESPN)
Jan. 1 / 4:15 p.m. ET Pasadena, Calif.
PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS VS. USC TROJANS

FedEx Orange Bowl - ESPN 930 AM (ESPN)
Jan. 1 / 8:30 p.m. (DH format with Rose) Miami Gardens, Fla.
CINCINNATI BEARCATS VS. VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES

AT&T Cotton Bowl - WCMI 1340 AM (Westwood One)
Jan. 2 / 1:30 p.m. ET Dallas, Texas
OLE MISS REBELS VS. TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS

AutoZone Liberty Bowl - ESPN 930 AM (ESPN) and The Planet, 92.7 FM/98.5 FM (UK/BBSN)
Jan. 2 / 3:00 p.m. (BBSN)/4:00 p.m. (ESPN) Memphis, Tenn.
EAST CAROLINA PIRATES* VS. KENTUCKY WILDCATS

Allstate Sugar Bowl - ESPN 930 AM (ESPN)
Jan. 2 / 8:30 p.m. ET New Orleans, La.
ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE VS. UTAH UTES

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl - ESPN 930 AM (ESPN)
Jan. 5 / 7:15 p.m. Phoenix, Ariz.
OHIO STATE BUCKEYES VS. TEXAS LONGHORNS

FedEx BCS National Championship - ESPN 930 AM (ESPN)
Jan. 8 / 8 p.m. Miami Gardens, Fla.
FLORIDA GATORS VS. OKLAHOMA SOONERS


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