EL PASO, Texas – 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 a.m. (MT)/12 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
WHAT: 87th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 31, 2021
TIME: 10 a.m. (MT)/12 p.m. (ET)
WHERE: Sun Bowl Stadium – El Paso, Texas
The Sun Bowl Association is a volunteer based non-profit 501 © 3 organization. The Sun Bowl Association, with the help of over 700 volunteers, promotes and serves the El Paso community and features a year-round schedule of events culminating with the Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl football game. Other Sun Bowl core events include the Sun Bowl Flag Football Tournament, the Peter Piper Pizza Sun Bowl Punt, Pass and Kick, College All-America Golf Classic, Sun Bowl Parade, the WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Basketball Invitational, and the Fan Fiesta. Follow the Sun Bowl Association on Facebook (Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl), Twitter (
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