staff, December 4, 2011

We already knew Wisconsin was headed to the Rose Bowl this bowl season. That much was decided with Saturday night's thrilling victory over Michigan State in the inaugural Big Ten Football Championship Game. The rest of the bowl pairings were announced Sunday night, and when all was said and done, the Big Ten accepted a record 10 invitations. Here's the list: Illinois (Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl), Michigan (Sugar Bowl), Michigan State (Outback Bowl), Nebraska (Capital One Bowl), Northwestern (Meineke Car Care Bowl), Ohio State (Gator Bowl), Penn State (TicketCity Bowl), Purdue (Little Caesars Pizza Bowl) and Wisconsin (Rose Bowl). See all the pairings in this post.

Big Ten Bowls

Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
Tue., Dec. 27 @ 4:30 p.m.
Detroit, MI Purdue vs. Western Michigan ESPN Live scoreboard
Insight Bowl
Fri., Dec. 30 @ 10 p.m. Insight Bowl
Tempe, AZ Iowa vs. Oklahoma ESPN Live scoreboard
Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas
Sat., Dec. 31 @ 12 p.m.
Houston, TX Northwestern vs. Texas A&M ESPN Live scoreboard
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
Sat., Dec. 31 @ 3:30 p.m.
San Francisco, CA Illinois vs. UCLA ESPN Live scoreboard
TicketCity Bowl
Mon., Jan. 2 @ 12 p.m.
Dallas, TX Penn State vs. Houston ESPNU Live scoreboard
Capital One Bowl
Mon., Jan. 2 @ 1 p.m.
Orlando, FL Nebraska vs. South Carolina ESPN Live scoreboard
Gator Bowl
Mon., Jan. 2 @ 1 p.m.
Jacksonville, FL Ohio State vs. Florida ESPN2 Live scoreboard
Outback Bowl
Mon., Jan. 2 @ 1 p.m.
Tampa, FL Michigan State vs. Georgia ABC Live scoreboard
Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO
Mon., Jan. 2 @ 5 p.m.
Pasadena, CA Wisconsin vs. Oregon ESPN Live scoreboard
Allstate Sugar Bowl
Tue., Jan. 3 @ 8:30 p.m.
New Orleans, LA Michigan vs. Virginia Tech ESPN Live scoreboard

For all other bowl games, check out our complete 2011-2012 College Football Bowl schedule.