The 2019-2020 college football bowl game schedule kicked off Friday with a pair of games, launching a slate that wraps up Monday, January 13 with the College Football National Championship Game live on ESPN from the New Orleans Superdome. A total of 40 bowl games - ranging from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena in its traditional New Year’s Day spot to the likes of the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl in Tampa, FL - will flood the sports networks over the holiday frame.
The College Football Playoff Semifinals will decide the participants in the national championship game. Those are both Saturday, December 28, with No. 1 LSU and Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow against No. 4 Oklahoma at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta 4 PM ET, ESPN, followed by No. 2 Ohio State against defending champion No. 3 Clemson at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl 8 PM ET, ESPN in Glendale, AZ. Here’s the complete schedule, with times and networks all times ET:
Friday, December 20
Bahamas Bowl Buffalo vs. Charlotte Nassau, Bahamas 2 PM, ESPN
Frisco Bowl Kent State vs. Utah State Frisco, TX 7:30 PM, ESPN2
Saturday, December 21
Celebration Bowl Alcorn State vs. North Carolina A&T Atlanta Noon, ABC
New Mexico Bowl Central Michigan vs. San Diego State Albuquerque, NM 2 PM, ESPN
FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl Liberty vs. Georgia Southern Orlando, FL 2:30 PM, CBS Sports Network
Aschoff reported from campuses across the country for ESPN.com, SportsCenter, SEC Network and ESPN Radio, and worked as a television and radio sideline reporter during college football games.
Edward Aschoff, a college football reporter for ESPN, died on Tuesday after a short illness. He was 34.
"We are very sorry to have to share the devastating news of the tragic passing of friend and ESPN colleague Edward Aschoff," ESPN said in a statement. "He died earlier today, his 34th birthday. Our thoughts are with his loved ones, including his fiancee Katy."
A native of Oxford, Mississippi, and the son of a professor at the University of Mississippi, Aschoff grew up immersed in Ole Miss college football. Aschoff studied at the University of Florida, and covered Urban Meyer's championship-winning Gators teams for The Gainesville Sun.
Aschoff joined ESPN in 2011. After a 2017 move to Los Angeles, Aschoff covered more national stories for ESPN, reporting from campuses across the country for ESPN.com, SportsCenter, SEC Network and ESPN Radio, and worked as a television and radio sideline reporter during college football games.
Since Aschoff's death was announced, tributes have been pouring in from colleagues and sports stars who worked with him.
Man... This is devastating. And today is Ed’s birthday. He was a good man. Loved talking about the biz, college football and his Gators. He will be missed by so many people. I can’t believe this. Life is so precious. Say a prayer for him and his family. https://t.co/i7iXqUNiNY
— Kevin Negandhi @KNegandhiESPN December 25, 2019
We are incredibly sad to learn of Ed’s passing. He was smart, insightful & always prepared, including when he served as one of our guest media officials during a spring game in Athens. Our sympathies & prayers for his family, friends & colleagues. https://t.co/bl8ihNlzpB
— Greg Sankey @GregSankey December 25, 2019
I am incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of our colleague Edward Aschoff...Ed was a kind individual who was always gracious with his time in our interactions on ESPN Radio...He was a true professional and he will be missed...Prayers are with his family and fiancee Katy