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.)..
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