Northern Illinois and Florida State will play for the Orange Bowl on New Year’s Day. (Mike Ehrmann/GETTY IMAGES)

The schedule isn’t as crowded as it once was, but New Year’s Day is still synonymous with college football bowl games. Here’s where to support your alma mater:

South Carolina vs. Michigan

• South Carolina: Mason Inn.

• Michigan: Kangaroo Boxing Club or Buffalo Billiards.

Mississippi State vs. Northwestern

• Mississippi State: Redline.

• Northwestern: Blackfinn DC and Blackfinn Bethesda.

Purdue vs. Oklahoma State

• Purdue: The Bottom Line.

• Oklahoma State: Penn Quarter Sports Tavern.

Georgia vs. Nebraska

• Georgia: 18th Amendment or Mister Days.

• Nebraska: Union Pub.

Wisconsin vs. Stanford

• Wisconsin: Lou’s City Bar.

• Stanford: Mackey’s.

Northern Illinois vs. Florida State

• Northern Illinois: Ventnor Sports Cafe.

• Florida State: The Exchange or Union Pub.