'Tis the season of bowl games.
The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) starts Jan. 1, and several Northern Virginia natives may take the field. Look out for these players:
If you watch the Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio on New Year’s Day, be on the lookout for Alex Carter of Ashburn at corner (no. 25), who graduated from Briar Woods High School. Quarterback Kevin Hogan of McLean (no. 41) graduated from Gonzaga College High School, and Safety Cason Kynes (no. 41) of Annandale graduated from Annandale High School. All three play for the Stanford Cardinal team, which will face Wisconsin.
Reilly Madden of Vienna is a member of the South Carolina Gamecocks, who play Michigan in the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day. Madden is a graduate of Paul VI Catholic High School.
Springfield’s Mohammed Seisay is a corner for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, who face Georgia also on New Year’s Day in the Capital One Bowl. Seisay is a West Springfield High School graduate.
The BCS National Championship Game on Jan. 7 features Notre Dame andAlabama.
Following is the schedule for BCS and non-BCS bowl games. All times are Eastern.
BCS Bowl Games
Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio, Stanford vs. Wisconsin
Jan. 1, 5 p.m., ESPN
Discover Orange Bowl, Florida State vs. Northern Illinois
Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Allstate Sugar Bowl, Florida vs. Louisville
Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Kansas State vs. Oregon
Jan. 3, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
BCS National Championship Game, Notre Dame vs. Alabama
Jan. 7, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Non-BCS Bowl Games
Heart of Dallas Bowl, Purdue vs. Oklahoma State
Jan. 1, 12 p.m., ESPNU
Capital One Bowl, Georgia vs. Nebraska
Jan. 1, 1 p.m., ABC
Outback Bowl, Michigan vs. South Carolina
Jan. 1, 1 p.m., ESPN
AT&T Cotton Bowl, Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M
Jan. 4, 8 p.m., FOX
Other Bowl Games Coming Up:
TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl, Northwestern vs. Mississippi State
Jan. 1, 12:30 p.m., ESPN2
BBVA Compass Bowl, Pittsburgh vs. Ole Miss
Jan. 5, 1 p.m., ESPN
GoDaddy.com Bowl, Arkansas State vs. Kent State
Jan. 6, 9 p.m., ESPN
Who are you rooting for, Del Ray? Tell us in the comments.