The Big Ten Conference finished the 2010 bowl season with a 3-5 record. This tied the Big 12 as the worst record amongst the BCS conferences. Wisconsin and Ohio State represented the Big Ten in the BCS bowls last season. Wisconsin lost to TCU in the Rose Bowl and Ohio State defeated Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl but has since vacated that win after self-imposing probation on their program. This vacated victory drops the Big Ten bowl record to 2-6 and the worst among all conferences.
The Big Ten has welcomed Nebraska(lost in the Holiday Bowl) to the conference, created two divisions and a championship game for the 2011 year. These new changes should bring loads of excitement for fans this upcoming season.
Will Wisconsin repeat as Big Ten champion? How will Ohio State perform after Jim Tressel’s resignation? How will Nebraska play in their first season in the conference? Will Michigan become a force again in the conference?
The Wisconsin Badgers will be a top candidate to be in the BCS national championship game. They play 8 of their 12 games at home and don’t leave Madison until October 22 to Michigan State. If they can get past the Spartans and at Ohio State the next week they may very well be in the top bowl game.
Alabama at Penn State will be a big out of conference game this year.
2010 Big Ten college football bowl results:
Iowa 27 Missouri 24
Illinois 38 Baylor 14
Ohio St 31 Arkansas 26
Texas Tech 45 Northwestern 38
Florida 37 Penn State 24
Alabama 49 Michigan St 7
Mississippi State 52 Michigan 14
TCU 21 Wisconsin 19
2011 Big Ten Football Bowl Game Ties:
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
December 27, 4:30 p.m. EST—ESPN
December 30, 10 p.m. EST—ESPN
Meineke Care Care Bowl of Texas
December 31, 12 p.m. EST—ESPN
January 2, 12 p.m. EST—ESPN U
January 2, 1 p.m. EST—ABC
Capital One Bowl
January 2, 1 p.m. EST—ESPN
January 2, 1 p.m. EST—ESPN 2
Rose Bowl presented by Vizio
January 2, 5 p.m. EST—ABC