The 2022-2023 college football season is nearing and the bowl schedule has been unveiled. As many fans have noticed, there has been a slight change made to one of the sport’s premiere showcase. The Sugar Bowl has been moved to December 31, 2022, but it will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana per tradition.
The date change was triggered by the 2022-2023 NFL schedule. Typically, the Sugar Bowl would be held on New Year’s Day. However, New Year’s Day will fall on Sunday in 2023. As a result, the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl have been shifted. The Rose Bowl will be held on January 2, 2022 and serve as a precursor to Monday Night Football. As previously mentioned, the Sugar Bowl has been moved back a day in order to avoid clashing with the NFL schedule. This is the first time that this has happened since Virginia Tech and Texas participated in the Sugar Bowl back in 1995.
Other key bowl games like the Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl will be held on December 30, 2022. This year’s College Football Playoff Semifinals, the Peach Bowl and Fiesta Bowl, will be held on December 31, 2022. The season will come to a close with the 2023 College Football Play Championship at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California on January 9, 2022.
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