Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Set for an Early Start

With less than 100 days until College Football kicks off, CBS and the Sun Bowl Association have announced the game time and date for the 2021 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl. 

The game will be televised on CBS for the 53rd year and is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 31 at 10:30 a.m. (MT)/12:30 p.m. (ET).

Executive Director Bernie Olivas and CBS administrators decided to move the kick-time up from the original 12 p.m. (MT) kickoff due to the College Football Playoff Semifinal games being played on the same date.

“The earlier stating time of the 2021 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl will benefit both our local audience and our national TV viewers. Locally, our fans will be able to attend one of El Paso’s premier events, and still be able to get home to watch the semifinals of the College Football Playoff,” Olivas said. “Nationally, the CBS broadcast of the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl will allow viewers an opportunity to see both our 87-year-old tradition before tuning into the CFP semifinal.”

CBS Sports is presenting a total of 21 games with their final game televised being the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl.  Other notable games on CBS include a rematch of last season’s SEC Title Game between defending National Champion Alabama and Florida, while the annual rivalry game between Georgia and Florida will take place on Oct. 30.  CBS also features college football’s highest-rated television package, the SEC ON CBS.

Olivas stated, “The Sun Bowl Association is very excited to have the game back after a year’s hiatus because of the pandemic and look forward to having great teams from the Pac-12 and ACC back in El Paso.”

Although tickets are not yet on sale for the 87th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl, please contact the Sun Bowl Association Office at (915) 533-4416 or email for more information.

WHAT: 87th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 31, 2021

TIME: 10:30 a.m. (MT)/12:30 p.m. (ET)

WHERE: Sun Bowl Stadium – El Paso, Texas