Football bowl announcements come today

We roll right into the college football bowl announcements tonight with “The Big Ten Bowl Selection Special” at 9 p.m. ET. Dave Revsine hosts the 60-minute special and Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith give their insights on each Big Ten bowl matchup. Select coaches also will be interviewed during the show, which airs live from the Chicago studio.

We know where all seven Big Ten teams are going. Find out below in this post.

Purdue accepted an invitation to play in the Heart of Dallas Bowl at the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. Kickoff is set for noon ET, and the game will be televised by ESPNU. The Boilermakers (6-6, 3-5 Big Ten – fourth in Leaders Division) will face a Big XII opponent that likely won’t be announced until after tonight’s BCS Selection Show.

Nebraska will return to the Capital One Bowl for the second consecutive season, the bowl game announced Sunday afternoon. The Capital One Bowl will kick off at 1 p.m. ET (1 p.m. ET) with national television coverage on ABC. Nebraska’s opponent from the Southeastern Conference will be announced later this evening.

For the third time in four seasons, Northwestern will play in a New Year’s Day bowl game after accepting a bid to the 2013 TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla., announced Sunday by NU vice president for athletics and recreation Jim Phillips and TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl executive director Rick Catlett. The event pits the Wildcats (9-3) against a to-be-determined opponent representing the Southeastern Conference.

Big Ten Bowls

BOWL GAME MATCHUP TV TRACK IT
Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas
Fri. Dec. 28 @ 9 p.m. ET
Minnesota vs. Texas Tech ESPN Scoreboard
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl
Sat., Dec. 29 @ 10:15 p.m. ET
Michigan State vs. TCU ESPN Scoreboard
Heart of Dallas Bowl
Tue., Jan. 1 @ noon ET
Purdue vs. Oklahoma State ESPNU Scoreboard
TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl
Tue., Jan. 1 @ noon ET
Northwestern vs. Mississippi State ESPN2 Scoreboard
Outback Bowl
Tue., Jan. 1 @ 1 p.m. ET
Michigan vs. South Carolina ESPN Scoreboard
Capital One Bowl
Tue., Jan. 1 @ 1 p.m. ET
Nebraska vs. Georgia ABC Scoreboard
Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio
Tue., Jan. 1 @ 5 p.m. ET
Wisconsin vs. Stanford ESPN Scoreboard

Here are the final standings for the 2012 football season.

Big Ten Conference Standings
Leaders
Conference Overall vs
W-L PF PA Home Road W-L PF PA Home Road Top 25
w-Ohio State 8-0 295 205 4-0 4-0 12-0 446 274 8-0 4-0 3-0
w-Penn State 6-2 261 168 3-1 3-1 8-4 349 229 5-2 3-2 1-2
z-Wisconsin 4-4 244 146 2-2 2-2 8-5 400 248 5-2 2-3 1-2
Purdue 3-5 189 265 1-3 2-2 6-6 359 348 4-3 2-3 0-2
Indiana 2-6 231 328 1-3 1-3 4-8 369 423 2-4 2-4 0-1
Illinois 0-8 94 281 0-4 0-4 2-10 200 385 2-5 0-5 0-2
Legends
Conference Overall vs
W-L PF PA Home Road W-L PF PA Home Road Top 25
x-Nebraska 7-1 231 195 4-0 3-1 10-3 456 341 7-0 3-2 1-1
Michigan 6-2 246 133 4-0 2-2 8-4 360 225 6-0 2-3 0-3
Northwestern 5-3 253 199 3-1 2-2 9-3 378 273 6-1 3-2 0-0
Michigan State 3-5 159 149 0-4 3-1 6-6 243 196 2-5 4-1 1-4
Iowa 2-6 150 201 1-3 1-3 4-8 232 275 2-5 1-3 0-2
Minnesota 2-6 137 220 1-3 1-3 6-6 256 287 4-3 2-3 0-1

z – Clinched Conference; y – Clinched Conference Tie; x – Clinched Conference Division; w – Ineligible

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sbuel2 on 12/2/2012 @ 7:05pm EST Said:

And I was hoping for Texas A&M for Nebraska playing an old big 12 foe. Oh well should be a challenge like with any SEC matchup. Is Northern Illinois going to be in a BCS bowl as a non-AQ qualifier if they reach 16 in bcs rankings as they are ranked higher than Big East and B1G winners? Interesting to take out an at large bid if they get the ranking. Their coach already took another job.

sbuel2 on 12/2/2012 @ 8:33pm EST Said:

local announcement puts Nebraska vs Georgia in on ABC

Doug on 12/2/2012 @ 10:21pm EST Said:

yikes !

PhillyUM on 12/3/2012 @ 9:17am EST Said:

Not sure this B1G championship is working out well. Third place team in Division with 4 losses goes to the Rose Bowl and everyone else goes to second tier bowls due to the beat down of Huskers and additional loss. Same thing happened last year with Sparty loss. Guess Delaney is happy as the money keeps rolling in.