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Big Ten Bowl Games Start This Evening

Eight Big Ten teams managed to reach this year's round of bowl games. . .nine if you count the University of Nebraska, which will join the Big Ten Conference next year (but, for purposes of this story, we do not). The only three Big Ten schools that failed to make the post-season party this year were the Purdue Boilermakers, the Indiana Hoosiers, and, of course, your Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Here's at SB Nation Minnesota, we're going to make this a one-stop shop for all of your Big Ten bowl needs. Game previews, game predictions, all of those sorts of things. So, to get things started, here's a chronological list of all of the bowl games that the Big Ten will be involved in and where you can see them.

December 28

Insight Bowl (Tempe, AZ) - Iowa Hawkeyes vs. #12 Missouri Tigers, ESPN, 9:00 PM Central

December 29

Texas Bowl (Houston, TX) - Baylor Bears vs. Illinois Fighting Illini, ESPN, 5:00 PM Central

January 1

TicketCity Bowl (Dallas, TX) - Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Northwestern Wildcats, ESPNU, 11:00 AM Central
Capital One Bowl (Orlando, FL) - #16 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. #9 Michigan State Spartans, ESPN, 11:00 AM Central
Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL) - Florida Gators vs. Penn State Nittany Lions, ABC, 12:00 PM Central
Progressive Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL) - #21 Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Michigan Wolverines, ESPN2, 12:30 PM Central (Boy. . .I didn't know there were that many progressive gators out there.)
Rose Bowl Game Presented by Vizio (Pasadena, CA) - #3 Texas Christian University Horned Frogs vs. #5 Wisconsin Badgers, ESPN, 4:00 PM Central

January 4

Allstate Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA) - #8 Arkansas Razorbacks vs. #6 Ohio State Buckeyes, ESPN, 7:30 PM Central

There you have it, folks. . .the comprehensive list of all your Big Ten bowl action, and we'll have it all covered for you right here.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.