What channel is Alabama vs. Michigan on today? Time, TV schedule for Citrus Bowl 2020

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No. 9 Alabama and No. 17 Michigan face off in the Citrus Bowl on Wednesday, one of four college football bowls on the 2020 New Year's Day schedule.

Alabama (10-2, 6-2 SEC) makes its way to the Citrus Bowl after suffering two regular-season losses to LSU and Auburn — the first time that has happened since 2010. The Crimson Tide had College Football Playoff championship aspirations this season, so it's on Nick Saban to keep his team motivated enough for a postseason win for a fifth straight year.

The Wolverines (9-3, 6-3 Big Ten) made the Citrus Bowl by winning four of their last five games, including a top-10 opponent in Notre Dame. Michigan is looking for its fourth 10-win season under coach Jim Harbaugh, but it has lost three straight bowl games, including two in the New Year's 6 and two to SEC opponents.

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Here's a guide to everything you need to watch the 2020 Citrus Bowl between Alabama and Michigan, including start time, TV channel and a full New Year's Six bowl schedule.

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What channel is Alabama vs. Michigan on today?

  • TV channel (national): ABC

  • Live stream: WatchESPN

Alabama vs. Michigan is televised nationally on ABC, one of four games played on New Year's Day on Wednesday. Dave Pasch will do play-by-play, Greg McElroy will serve as the analyst and Tom Luginbill will be the sideline reporter.

What time does the Alabama vs. Michigan bowl game start?

  • Date: Wednesday, Jan. 1

  • Start time: 1 p.m. ET

The Citrus Bowl matchup between Alabama and Michigan starts at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 1. Alabama and Michigan have have split their four meetings, with the Wolverines winning the first meeting 28-24 in the 1988 Hall of Fame Bowl. Alabama returned the favor when it beat the Wolverines 17-14 in the 1997 Outback Bowl. Michigan got back on top of the series again in 2000, beating the Crimson Tide 35-34 in the Orange Bowl. Alabama once again evened the series in 2012, beating 41-14 to start the season.

College Football Playoff, New Year's 6 games

Saturday, Dec. 28



Cotton Bowl Classic

Penn State 53, Memphis 39

Peach Bowl (CFP semifinal)

LSU 63, Oklahoma 28

Fiesta Bowl (CFP semifinal)

Clemson 29, Ohio State 23

Monday, Dec. 30



Orange Bowl

Florida 36, Virginia 28

Wednesday, Jan. 1



Time (ET)


Rose Bowl Game

Wisconsin vs. Oregon

5 p.m.


Sugar Bowl

Georgia vs. Baylor

8:45 p.m.


Monday, Jan. 13



Time (ET)


College Football Playoff championship

LSU vs. Clemson

8 p.m.


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