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Happy Bowl Season

Today is the first day of bowl season, and while a majority of you are probably just waiting for Penn State’s epic match up with USC in the Rose Bowl, RealClearSports has a lovely map of the bowls, accompanied by chart that specifies location, time, favorite, and channel for broadcast for each game.

Here at Onward State, we thought it might be a good idea to chronologically list the bowls that involve Big Ten teams. Info after the jump.

Champs Sports Bowl – Wisconsin (7-5) vs. Florida State (8-4)

Saturday, December 27th (4:30 P.M.)
Orlando, FL (Florida Citrus Bowl)
Where to watch it: ESPN
Favorite (Florida State -6)

Valero Alamo Bowl – #22 Northwestern (9-3) vs. #25  Missouri (9-4)

Monday, December 29th (8:00 P.M.)
San Antonio, TX (Alamodome)
Where to watch it: ESPN
Favorite: Mizzou (-12.5)

Insight Bowl – Minnesota (7-5) vs. Kansas (7-5)

Wednesday, December 31st (5:30 P.M.)
Tempe, AZ (Sun Devil Stadium)
Where to watch it: NFL Network
Favorite: Kansas (-9.5)

Outback Bowl – Iowa (8-4) vs. South Carolina (7-5)

Thursday, January 1st (11:00 A.M.)
Tampa, FL (Raymond James Stadium)
Where to watch it: ESPN
Favorite: Iowa (-3.5)

Capital One Bowl – #19 Michigan State (9-3) vs. #16  Georgia (9-3)

Thursday, January 1st  (1:00 P.M.)
Orlando, FL (Florida Citrus Bowl)
Where to watch it: ABC
Favorite: Georgia (-7.5)

Rose Bowl – #6 PENN STATE (11-1) vs. #5 USC (11-1)

Thursday, January 1st (4:30 P.M.)
Pasadena, CA (Rose Bowl)
Where to watch it: ABC
Favorite: USC (-9)

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl – #10 Ohio State (10-2) vs. #3 Texas (11-1)

Monday, January 5th (8:00 P.M.)
Glendale, AZ (U. of Phoenix Stadium)
Where to watch it: FOX
Favorite: Texas (-8.5)

Wow…out of all of the Big Ten Bowl teams, only Iowa is favored. Chalk that up to a combination of worthy opponents (Texas, Mizzou, Georgia, and USC were all preseason BCS favorites) and recent conference performance in bowl games.

Enjoy watching these aparent underdogs leading up to the clash in California – and then after Penn State gets the “upset” win, revel in Ohio State choking in a BCS bowl for the third year in a row!

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Mark McColey is a Senior majoring in Advertising and Labor-Employment relations. Among his loves are Penn State Football, The Steelers, The Penguins, The Simpsons, Tina Fey, and Arrested Development.

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