While media days is still over a month away, the signs of football season coming back around continue to be dropped like bread crumbs throughout the offseason.
Tuesday, the entire 2018 season bowl schedule was released.
Last season, the SEC bowl tie-ins included the Sugar Bowl, Citrus Bowl, Liberty Bowl, Belk Bowl, Music City Bowl, Outback Bowl the Taxslayer Bowl and the Texas Bowl.
ESPN had already released its bowl schedule earlier this month, but now the full slate is out.
The full bowl schedule is out, via the FBA pic.twitter.com/r0or7Y27dh
— Matt Brown (@MattBrownCFB) May 15, 2018
One of the biggest changes next season will be the Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl, both College Football Playoff Semifinal games, will be played on a Saturday before the new year.
New Year’s Day is once again stacked with great games. The Rose Bowl takes its traditional slot with an afternoon kickoff. The Fiesta Bowl and Citrus Bowl will both kickoff at 1 p.m. while the Sugar Bowl caps off the day at 8:45 p.m.
The first second-tier bowl traditonally tied in with the SEC, the Birmingham Bowl, will be played Dec. 22 with a 12 p.m. kickoff on ESPN. The Independance Bowl is next on Dec. 27 with a 1:30 p.m. kickoff on ESPN. The Texas Bowl follows later that night and the Music City Bowl the next day. The Belk Bowl will be played Dec. 29. The Liberty and Taxslayer Bowls each get afternoon kickoffs on New Year’s Eve Day prior to the huge slate on the first day of 2019.