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2011 Bowl Projections: Big Ten Finds Room For Ten Bowl Teams

According to the latest projections from SB Nation and College Football News, there will be enough bowl game openings to go around to include all ten bowl-eligible teams from the Big Ten.

The Big Ten season officially wrapped up last night with an electrifying Big Ten Championship game that saw the Wisconsin Badgers come back to slip by the Michigan State Spartans and secure the league's automatic BCS bid in the Rose Bowl.

The loss was costly for the Spartans as it moved them out of the BCS and into midday bowl game on January 2nd. Meanwhile, things continue to fall in place for Michigan Wolverines with the right teams winning and losing while they sat at home to keep them in good shape for an at-large BCS bowl bid.

Here's where the Big Ten teams project to go bowling:

Illinois Fighting Illini

SBNation: vs. UCLA in Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl - Dec. 3, San Francisco, CA, 3:30 p.m. ESPN

CFN: vs. Air Force in Sheraton Hawaii Bowl - Dec. 24, Honolulu, HI, 8:00 p.m. ESPN

Northwestern Wildcats

SB Nation and CFN: Ohio (SB Nation) or Northern Illinois (CFN) in Little Caesars Pizza Bowl - Dec. 27, Detroit, MI, 4:30 p.m. ESPN

Iowa Hawkeyes

SB Nation: vs. Texas A&M in Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas, Houston, TX, 12:00 p.m. ESPN

CFN: vs. Texas in Insight Bowl - Dec. 30, Tempe, AZ 10:00 p.m.

Penn State Nittany Lions

SB Nation: vs. Texas in Insight Bowl - Dec. 30, Tempe, AZ 10:00 p.m

CFN: vs. Texas A&M in Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas, Houston, TX, 12:00 p.m. ESPN

Purdue Boilermakers

SB Nation and CFN: vs. Houston in Ticket City Bowl - Jan. 2, Dallas, TX, 12:00 p.m. ESPNU

Ohio State Buckeyes

SB Nation and CFN: vs. Florida in Gator Bowl - Jan. 2, Jacksonville, FL, 1:00 p.m. ESPN2

Nebraska Cornhuskers

SB Nation: vs. South Carolina in Outback Bowl - Jan. 2, Tampa, FL, 1:00 p.m. ABC

CFN: vs. Arkansas in Capitol one Bowl - Jan. 2, Orlando, FL, 1:00 p.m. ESPN

Michigan State Spartans

SB Nation: vs. Georgia in Capitol one Bowl - Jan. 2, Orlando, FL, 1:00 p.m. ESPN

CFN: vs. Georgia in Outback Bowl - Jan. 2, Tampa, FL, 1:00 p.m. ABC

Michigan Wolverines

SB Nation: vs. Kansas State in Tostitos Fiesta Bowl - Jan. 2, Glendale, AZ, 8:30 p.m. ESPN

CFN: vs. Kansas State in Allstate Sugar Bowl - Jan 3., New Orleans, LA, 8:30 p.m. ESPN

Wisconsin Badgers

SB Nation and CFN: vs. Oregon in Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO - Jan. 2, Pasadena, CA, 5:00 p.m. ESPN

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