Updated December 3rd, 2023.
Here’s the 2023-2024 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).
The College Football Bowl Game calendar includes teams, times, games, locations, and in some cases point spreads (via DraftKings.com, correct as of when I last updated the calendar). Plus the TV network the game will be on. Updated with the scores as the games are played. This is the 9th year I’ve done it, with many 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 14.1.1:
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.
Subscribe once and you’ll have next year’s schedule too. And the year after that. Etc. Next year, you don’t have to do anything. The games will just show up.
Sharp-eyed readers will notice the NFL games on Sunday Nights, Monday Nights, and Thursday Nights. Those are from my NFL Prime Time calendar. Use the link to get that calendar too!
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 calendars. 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.
If all you want is a web page with a listing of the bowl games, go to ESPN.com and get it there. You can also get a listing at cbssports.com. Between those sites, which don’t always agree, and by going to the home page for each of the over 40 bowl games, I was able to get all the info I needed. Then I converted it to an iCal calendar that works with your standard iPhone and iPad and Mac Calendar apps. As a bonus it also works with Google Calendar.
UPDATE: now doing the same sort of calendar for March Madness! Check it out.Copyright 2008-2023 Christian Boyce. All rights reserved.