EL PASO, Texas – With the Memorial Day Holiday approaching that means there are less than 100 days until College Football kicks off.

After a morning start time last year, CBS and the Sun Bowl Association have announced that the game moves back to it’s traditional high-noon kick-time.  The game is set to be televised on CBS for the 54th year on Friday, Dec. 30, 2022 in Sun Bowl Stadium.

“The Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl has been played at different times over the past 88 years but the noon kickoff is traditionally the time fans know,” Executive Director Bernie Olivas said.  “We cannot emphasize enough how grateful we are for the continued partnership we have with CBS and the wonderful crew that visits El Paso each year.”

CBS Sports is presenting a total of 22 college football games with their final game televised being the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl.  Other notable games on CBS include Alabama-Texas A&M battle in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, while the annual rivalry game between Georgia and Florida will take place on Oct. 29.  CBS also features college football’s highest-rated television package, the SEC ON CBS.  The traditional Army-Navy game is on Dec. 10 before the crew heads to El Paso for the end-of-the year celebration at the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl.

Although tickets are not yet on sale for the 88th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl, please contact the Sun Bowl Association Office at (915) 533-4416 or email for more information.

WHAT: 88th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 30, 2022

TIME: 12 p.m. (MT)/2 p.m. (ET)

WHERE: Sun Bowl Stadium – El Paso, Texas


RADIO: Bowl Season Radio


Bowl Season today announced the complete 2022-23 college football bowl schedule, which includes 43 games, beginning December 16. Most games will be televised on the ABC and ESPN family of networks, with one bowl each on CBS, FOX and Barstool Sports.

Bowl matchups will be revealed on Sunday, December 4, following the regular season and conference championship games. Bowl Season concludes with the 2023 College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship, scheduled to be played on Monday, January 9, at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on ESPN.

“We’re excited to announce the full slate of bowl games scheduled for next season,” said Nick Carparelli, executive director of Bowl Season. “We’re looking forward to the return of college football. This announcement brings us one step closer to celebrating student-athletes as they make lasting memories during Bowl Season.”

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