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Schedule for bowl games reworked

Updated: May 2, 2014, 3:30 PM ET
By Brett McMurphy | ESPN.com

IRVING, Texas -- Because of the new College Football Playoff, the New Year's Eve and New Year's Day bowl lineups will be a lot less cluttered.

The Outback and Capital One bowls will remain on New Year's Day, but they will be the only nonplayoff games on Dec. 31 or Jan. 1, conference officials told ESPN.

In each of the past seven years, there have been 10 to 12 bowls played on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. However, this season there will be only eight -- with five of those games played ...

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