2017 San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl is First-Ever College Football Bowl Game on FS1

NEW YORK, NY – FOX Sports adds the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl to its loaded college football lineup for 2017. Coverage of the game begins Thursday, Dec. 28, at 8:30 PM ET, followed by kickoff at 9:00 PM ET on FS1 and in Spanish on FOX Deportes, marking FS1’s first ever college football bowl game. Today’s announcement was made by FOX Sports and the San Diego Bowl Game Association.

“We are so proud and excited to announce this new partnership, and grateful to the team at FOX Sports for their enthusiasm and support of the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl,” said Executive Director Mark Neville. “FOX Sports is the ideal platform for our bowl game, and will most certainly be the television home to many memorable games and down-to-the-wire finishes. As we prepare for our 40th anniversary game this December, and thanks to FOX Sports, we can look forward to a very bright future.”

The San Diego County Credit Union features top teams from the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences and is played at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. The Holiday Bowl has been played annually in San Diego since its inception in 1978 and celebrates its 40th game this December.

“We are thrilled to add the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl to what already is our best-ever college football schedule,” said Larry Jones, Executive Vice President, Business Operations. “The Holiday Bowl is annually one of the most entertaining games of the season, and we look forward to once again having the opportunity to showcase two of the top teams from two of the nation’s premier conferences.”

The Holiday Bowl is FOX Sports’ second bowl game of the 2017 postseason, joining the Foster Farms Bowl, which was added to the FOX Sports lineup in 2016. Coverage of the 2017 Foster Farms Bowl begins at 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday, Dec. 27, on the FOX broadcast network and in Spanish on FOX Deportes.

During the 2017 season, FOX Sports televises top games from the Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences. FOX Sports is home to some of the most anticipated matchups of the season, including Ohio State at Michigan, Oklahoma State at Oklahoma in the annual Bedlam rivalry, and Texas at USC in the first rematch of the 2006 BCS National Championship Game.