Add the 2018-2019 College Football Bowl Game Schedule to your iPhone, iPad, and Mac Calendars

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UPDATE: now includes the point spreads (per ESPN.com) in the event titles. Thanks for the idea, Austin.

(If you find an error in this calendar please leave a comment and I will take care of it. Thank you.)

I’ve created the 2018-2019 College Football Bowl Game calendar for you and your iPhone and iPad and Mac. Click here to get it.

Actually this is the same calendar as last year, with the 2018-2019 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.

It also works with 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, then go to the Calendar section), and click “Add a friend’s calendar.” Paste in what you copied and you’re all set.

The URL you paste in should start with “webcal://.” If the URL starts with “webcal:%2f%2f” your browser has converted the URL using “URL Encoding.” In my experience, Chrome sometimes applies URL Encoding to URLs and Safari never does. The URL has to have slashes in it. If it doesn’t, change every instance of “%2f” to “/” and you’ll be all set. There are five slashes in the URL, starting with the two in a row after “webcal:”. Thanks to readers BJ and Pete for asking about this.

Google is 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 delete the calendar and add it again. Even then, you may get a cached version of it, not an updated one. Bad.



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.

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’ll 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: daily), 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 phone and carry around with me. So I made one.


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31 thoughts on “Add the 2018-2019 College Football Bowl Game Schedule to your iPhone, iPad, and Mac Calendars

  1. Nicely done. Just what I was looking for. It looks like you still need to add the teams for the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl. Ohio St v Clemson I believe. Thanks again.

  2. Downloaded calendar but times listed in my calendar are pacific zone. I would like start times listed in central time zone. How?

  3. Great idea. Wanted to find a way to track the games. Can the calendar event also contain the broadcasters that will be carrying the game? Not local stations, just something like: ESPN, ABC, CBS, FOX, etc.

    Perhaps: Boca Raton: Florida Atlantic vs. Temple – ESPN

    1. You should be able to right-click the link and “copy link.” Then, in Google Calendar, “Add a Friend’s Calendar” and paste in the URL. It starts with “webcal.” Give it a try and let me know how it goes.

  4. Awesome. something you’d think big players like espn or cbs sports would have available. but no. my man Christian pulls through FTW

  5. Subscribed. Really well done.

    If you’re open to ideas for improvement/adjustment, I think the point spreads for each game would be super cool. (I know these change constantly but whatever line you find first is fine to give the reader a rough idea of who’s favored or how the game might go.)

    1. Hi Austin. That’s a good idea. I didn’t want to make it look like I made the calendar for the bettors, and as you say point spreads change all the time, so I left that out. But it’s probably a good idea, so I’ll probably add that info. How do you think it should look in the calendar–maybe like this?

      🏈 Las Vegas Bowl : Fresno State (-4.5) vs Arizona State (TV: ABC)

      or…

      🏈 Las Vegas Bowl : Fresno State vs Arizona State (+4.5) (TV: ABC)

      or… ?

      I could also include the over-under total.

      1. Hey Christian , thanks for the reply.

        I liked the first way you had it [e.g. Fresno State (-4.5)]. Whatever style you come up with I’m sure will keep the calendar simple and streamlined which you’ve already done a great job of. Over-under would be cool as well.

        I’m not too familiar with certain sources. Usually I’ll go to the matchup on ESPN.com and you’ll see this info on the left of the page in Pick Center. For example: http://www.espn.com/college-football/game/_/gameId/401032055

        1. I’ve added the point spreads. I update the calendar with the scores of the games so eventually the calendar will show something like this:

          🏈 Las Vegas Bowl : Fresno State 23, Arizona State 20 (TV: ABC)

          The point spreads will be gone at that point. I could, however, put the spreads in the notes and not in the titles. Then a person could look at the calendar, see the score, and see how it played out against the spread. I think it’s handy to have the spread info in the title so you don’t have to click to see it, so I think I’ll leave it as is until the games are played, then update with the score and at that time move the spread info to the notes.

    1. Thanks for the feedback, G! Yes, tell your friends for sure. The more the merrier. This calendar should have been available on the big sites like ESPN or even NCAA.com but it isn’t… so I had to do it myself! Now that you have it, you’ll have the games next year too.

    1. Hi Pete. Since you have a gmail account you should be able to add the calendar to your gmail account, and then show that in Outlook. I have special instructions for gmail users near the top of the post. I see the instructions are not as clear as they could be so I will improve them. If you still have trouble let me know.

      That assumes you are using Outlook 2016 on the Mac. If you’re using Outlook.com let me know and I will find a way to make it work there too.

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