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There’s no better way to kick off 2024 than with a New Year’s Day tradition: .
College football fans surely know about the so-called “New Year’s Six,” a series of six major Division 1 bowl games hat occur on or around New Year’s Day. The New Year’s Six consists of the Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Peach Bowl, and Fiesta Bowl.
These are six of the oldest bowl games and also feature the top schools and teams in the country, as they head toward the College Football Playoff National Championship. The New Year’s Six also mark the end of the NCAA football bowl season.
This year, there are five bowl games taking place on New Year’s Day. Read on for a list of New Year’s Day bowl games (which include two College Football Playoff semifinals) and find out how to watch the matchups on TV and online today.
Reliaquest Bowl Livestream
How to Watch Wisconsin vs. LSU Online
The Reliaquest Bowl kicks off the action on January 1 with Wisconsin vs. LSU playing live from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Find Reliaquest Bowl tickets online through Seatgeek or Vivid Seats. Bonus: use promo code VARIETY10 to save $10 off your purchase at Seatgeek.com.
The game starts at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT and airs on TV on ESPN2. You can watch LSU vs. Wisconsin online without cable through ESPN+. The streaming service and app costs $10.99 a month, which includes a live feed of all the college bowl games, plus post-game analysis and commentary.
Another way to watch Wisconsin vs. LSU online is through DirecTV Stream, which includes ESPN2 as part of its channel lineup. Use this DirecTV Stream free trial to watch the Reliaquest Bowl live online for free.
VRBO Fiesta Bowl Livestream
How to Watch Liberty vs. Oregon Online
The Fiesta Bowl airs live from Glendale, Arizona exclusively on ESPN and ESPN+. Use your ESPN+ subscription to livestream the Oregon vs. Liberty football game on TV, or watch it on your phone, tablet or computer through the ESPN+ app.
You can also watch the Fiesta Bowl online free with the DirecTV Stream free trial.
Cheez-It Citrus Bowl Livestream
How to Watch Iowa vs. Tennessee Online
In what’s sure to inspire a host of memes similar to Thursday’s Pop-Tarts Bowl, the 2024 Citrus Bowl is sponsored this year by Cheez-It Crackers. There’s no word as to what the Cheez-It mascot will look like, though the game — airing from Orlando — promises to be a closely-contested affair with Iowa vs. Tennessee.
Start time for the Citrus Bowl is at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT. with the Iowa vs. Tennessee football game airing live on ABC. Watch the Citrus Bowl on TV through your local ABC affiliate.
You can stream the Citrus Bowl online without cable through ESPN+ or watch Iowa vs. Tennessee online free with DirecTV Stream. DirecTV carries a live feed of ABC as part of its live TV channel offerings.
Rose Bowl Livestream
How to Watch Alabama vs. Michigan Online
The College Football Playoff Semifinal kicks off on January 1 with the Rose Bowl game between No. 1 University of Michigan and No. 4 University of Alabama. Find last-minute Rose Bowl tickets online through Seatgeek or Vivid Seats. Use the promo code VARIETY10 at Seatgeek.com to save $10 off your purchase.
The Alabama vs. Michigan game kicks off at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT from Pasadena. One of the marquee games of the year, the Rose Bowl will air live on ESPN. Watch the Rose Bowl on TV on ESPN with a basic cable package. Don’t have cable? Stream the Rose Bowl online with ESPN+ or DirecTV Stream.
DirecTV Stream is also a good option if you want to watch the 2024 Rose Bowl Parade beforehand. This year’s Rose Bowl Parade airs on ABC and NBC, both of which are included as part of the DirecTV Stream free trial package.
Allstate Sugar Bowl Livestream
How to Watch Texas vs. Washington Online
The 2024 Sugar Bowl features Texas vs. Washington as they battle it out in the second CFP semifinal game. The No. 2 Huskies were undefeated this season, while the No. 3 Longhorns bring their 12-1 record to the Bowl game. Get tickets to watch the Sugar Bowl through Seatgeek or Vivid Seats.
The Sugar Bowl airs live from New Orleans on January 1, with kickoff time set for 8:45 p.m. ET / 5:45 p.m. PT. Watch the Sugar Bowl on ESPN or stream it online through ESPN+. You can also livestream Texas vs. Washington online free through DirecTV Stream.
The New Year’s Day bowl games cap another big Bowl Season, which featured 43 games this year. Bowl Season officially ends January 8 with the College Football Playoff National Championship.