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Saturday kicks off the college-football bowl season with six games. That should be enough to watch or have in the background as you prepare for the holidays.

Thursday, Dec. 15

College basketball (6-8 p.m., SECN+): The UM Rebels men's basketball team hosts Murray State Racers as the nonconference slate winds down.

Friday, Dec. 16

College football (6-9:30 p.m., ESPNU): Mary Hardin-Baylor battles Wisconsin-Oshkosh for the title of Division III Champion.

Saturday, Dec. 17

College football (11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., ABC): The Celebration Bowl has Grambling State taking on North Carolina Central. ... College football (8-11:30 p.m., ESPN): USM takes on Louisiana-Lafayette in the New Orleans Bowl.

Sunday, Dec. 18

NFL (3-6:30 p.m., FOX): New Orleans takes on Arizona, as both teams pretty much just play out the season. ... NFL (7:30-11 p.m., NBC): Two of the hottest teams in the NFL meet as Dallas hosts Tampa Bay.

Monday, Dec. 19

College basketball (8-10 p.m., ESPNU): The USM men's team hosts MSU in a major in-state battle. ... 
College basketball (8-10 p.m., SECN): The UM Rebels men's team hosts Bradley in more nonconference action.

Tuesday, Dec. 20

College basketball (6-8 p.m., SECN+): The UM Rebels women's team hosts Austin Peay. ... College basketball (7-9 p.m., SECN+): The top-five-ranked MSU women host Alabama State.

Wednesday, Dec. 21

College football (8-11:30 p.m., ESPN): Wyoming makes its first bowl appearance since 2011 as the Cowboys battle the BYU Cougars. Keep yourself busy with bowl games this holiday season. Expect some memorable moments worth watching in nearly every game.

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