Updated January 4th, 2021.
Here’s the 2020-2021 College Football Bowl Game calendar for your iPhone and iPad and Mac. Click here to get it. It also works with Google Calendar (see below).
We’ve had a lot of bowl games cancel this year. Some cancellations were announced months ago, some were announced this weekend (and one today). If you don’t see your favorite bowl game on the calendar, it’s probably been canceled. You can see a list of the canceled bowl games at this link. I’m keeping the calendar and this page updated.
Update 12-22-2020: the Gasparilla Bowl is canceled due to COVID-19 issues on the South Carolina team.
Update 12-27-2020: the Music City Bowl is canceled due to COVID-19 issues on the Missouri team.
Update 12-29-2020: the Texas Bowl is canceled due to COVID-19 issues on the TCU team.
The College Football Bowl Game calendar includes teams, times, games, rankings, locations, and point spreads (via Caesars Sportsbook, correct as of when I last updated the calendar). And the TV network the game will be on. Updated with the scores as the games are played. This is the sixth year I’ve done it, with many old-time subscribers magically seeing the games appear year after year. (That’s why you “subscribe.”)
The listings for the games start with little football icons, as shown below, so you can quickly pick out the bowl games from amongst your other appointments.
Here’s how it looks on a Mac, macOS 10.15.7:
Pretty handy to have the games integrated with your regular Calendar app (in their own category of course). You don’t have to do anything to get the updates– they’ll come in automatically. See the info below about how to properly subscribe to the calendar.
Actually this is the same calendar as last year, with the 2020-2021 Bowl Games added to it. If you subscribed to the calendar last year, you should already see the current slate of games. Subscribe once and you’ll have next year’s schedule too. And the year after that. Etc.
How to add the college football bowl games to your Google calendar
Just right-click this link and copy it, go to Google Calendar (that is, use a web browser to go to gmail.com, sign in if necessary, then go to the Calendar section), and click the plus sign to the right of “Other calendars.” Choose the option “From URL.” Paste in what you copied and you’re all set.
Google can be very, very slow to update iCal-type calendars (which is what the Bowl Games calendar is). It’s been this way for years (read all about it, here, and here). This means you may not see the calendar updating as I modify it to show the scores. The only practical solution for you is to unsubscribe from the calendar and then to re-subscribe to it again. Important: you need to add something new to the URL when you resubscribe or else you will get the older version of the calendar, which Google has cached. Just add “?noCache” to the end of the URL. Google Calendar will see this and pull in the new info, and you will be all set. Contact me if you need help, or read this excellent article by Andrew Martin.
On iPhones and iPads and Macs, if you’re asked where to import the calendar, choose “New Calendar.” When you’re asked whether you want to subscribe to the calendar, the answer is YES, you want to subscribe. That way you get updates when I change something. Also, if you subscribe you will get updates next year, and the next year, and so on. Subscribing is free, and you don’t have to give me your email address or anything like that. And of course you can unsubscribe if you want. It would be cool if you shared the calendar on your various social media platforms.
Here’s how it will look as you click through subscribing.
It would be smart to set up your calendar like this, if you can. For sure turn on the auto-refresh. You want the latest info.
The calendar is now called “College Football Bowl Games” (I removed the year from the name, as this calendar is perpetual– the only college football bowl calendar you need, year after year). Subscribe once and you’re all set, for this year and the next and the next etc. I’m not planning on stopping.
The calendar has all the important information (dates, times, teams, TV network). Times are correct for your time zone, whichever way your calendar is set. For example, the New Year’s Day Rose Bowl game is shown starting at 2 PM Pacific Time, and 4 PM Central Time.
I update the calendar with the scores of the games as they happen. You can subscribe to the calendar now and just let me update the source as the info becomes available. Your calendar app will always show the latest info. Click the link, remember to tell it to refresh (recommendation: either daily or hourly), and you’ll have the information at your fingertips. Or at least on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
Note: I made this calendar because I couldn’t find one online. Yes, I could find a web page with the games, but no, I couldn’t find a calendar that I could import into my iPhone’s Calendar app. It’s way better to see the games listed right there with your other Calendar appointments than to be flipping back and forth between Calendar and a listing on a web page. I couldn’t find what I wanted elsewhere– so I made it myself.
BONUS: Interesting article about the affiliations between bowls and conferences, in case you’re wondering how the game match-ups are made.
Here’s are NFL Schedules for your Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
Here’s my article with regular season college football schedules for your iPhone, iPad, and Mac calendars.
UPDATE: now doing the same sort of calendar for March Madness! Check it out.