Bowl Games 2011-2012: Big Ten Receives Ten Bowl Bids, Two BCS Bids

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 03: Russell Wilson #16 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates after they won 42-39 against the Michigan State Spartans during the Big 10 Conference Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 3, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

An incredible 10 teams from the B1G will be making bowl game appearances, with Wisconsin and Michigan representing the conference in the BCS.

An incredible 10 out of the 12 teams in the Big Ten have accepted bids to bowl games. Two of those teams, the Wisconsin Badgers and Michigan Wolverines, have been given bids to BCS bowls. Six out of their ten bowl appearances will be in January bowls.

Purdue makes the B1G's first bowl game appearance on Dec. 27. Michigan plays in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 3, the last bowl game featuring a Big Ten team.

Little Caesars Pizza Bowl: Dec. 27, 4:30 p.m. ET

Purdue Boilermakers vs. Western Michigan Broncos

Insight Bowl: Dec. 30, 10:00 p.m. ET

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Oklahoma Sooners

Meineke Car Care of Texas Bowl: Dec. 31, 12:00 p.m. ET

Northwestern Wildcats vs. Texas A&M Aggies

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m. ET

Illinois Fighting Illini vs. UCLA Bruins

TicketCity Bowl: Jan. 2, 12:00 p.m. ET

Auburn Tigers vs. Virginia Cavaliers

Gator Bowl: Jan. 2, 1:00 p.m. ET

Florida Gators vs. Ohio State Buckeyes

Capitol One Bowl: Jan. 2, 1:00 p.m. ET

South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers

Outback Bowl: Jan. 2, 1:00 p.m. ET

Georgia Bulldogs vs. Michigan State Spartans

Rose Bowl: Jan. 2, 5:00 p.m. ET

Wisconsin Badgers vs. Oregon Ducks

Sugar Bowl: Jan. 3, 8:30 p.m. ET

Michigan Wolverines vs. Virginia Tech Hokies

For more on each bowl game pairing and a complete schedule, stay tuned to SB Nation's 2011 college football bowl game coverage. And visit our many college football blogs. 

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