College Football Playoff game times announced

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The National Championship trophy will be awarded Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (Ronald Martinez / Getty Images)
The National Championship trophy will be awarded Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz.  (Ronald Martinez / Getty Images)

The National Championship trophy will be awarded Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (Ronald Martinez / Getty Images)

Atlanta’s Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will once again kick off the 2015-16 College Football Playoff game roster on New Year’s Eve, followed by the playoff semifinals.

The semifinal games will be the Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl. The sequence of those two games will be announced Dec. 6.

This is a change from last season when the semifinals were the last games on New Year’s Day.

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Here is the schedule announced Tuesday (all games on ESPN, all times Eastern):

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015

12 p.m.: Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
4 p.m.: College Football Playoff semifinal No. 1
8 p.m.: College Football Playoff semifinal No. 2

Friday, Jan. 1, 2016

1 p.m.: Fiesta Bowl, Glendale, Ariz.
5 p.m.: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif.
8:30 p.m.: Allstate Sugar Bowl, New Orleans

Monday, Jan. 11, 2016

National Championship Game, Glendale, Ariz.


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