Wednesday, December 16, 2015

2015-2016 Big Ten Bowl Schedule.

The Big Ten lead all conferences in number of member schools in a New Year's Day bowl with four. The Biggest one for the B1G is Michigan State's College Football Playoff appearance in the 2015 Cotton Bowl Classic. It's sometimes hard to tell, however, if the B1G prefers keeping the B1G vs PAC-12 in the Rose Bowl Game more than it does winning the College Football Playoff.

The B1G send nine out of its fourteen teams to bowls this season. That's only because a lack of bowl eligible teams meant that 5-7 teams Nebraska and Minnesota got in because of their APR.

College Football Playoff

2015 Cotton Bowl Classic
Dec. 31, 2015
Michigan State (no. 3, B1G) vs. Alabama (no. 2, SEC)
8:00 PM ET, ESPN
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Tx.

New Year's Six Bowls

2016 Outback Bowl
Jan 1, 2016
Northwestern (B1G) vs. Tennessee (SEC)
12:00 PM ET, ESPN
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fl.

2016 Citrus Bowl
Jan. 1, 2016
Michigan (B1G) vs. Florida (SEC)
1:00 PM ET, ABC
Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Fl.

2016 Rose Bowl Game
Jan. 1, 2016
Iowa (B1G) vs. Stanford (PAC-12)
5:00 PM ET, ESPN
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Ca.

The rest of the bowls

Pinstripe Bowl
Indiana (B1G) vs. Duke (ACC)
Dec. 26, 2016
3:30 PM ET, ESPN
Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, New York City, New York

Foster Farms Bowl
Nebraska* (B1G) vs. UCLA (PAC-12)
Dec. 26, 2016
9:15 PM ET, ESPN
Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, Ca.

Quick Lane Bowl
Minnesota* (B1G) vs. Central Michigan (MAC)
Dec. 28, 2016
5:00 PM ET, ESPN 2
Ford Field, Detroit, Mi.

Holliday Bowl
Wisconsin (B1G) vs. USC (PAC-12)
Dec. 30, 2015
10:30 PM ET, ESPN
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Ca.

TaxSlayer Bowl
Penn State (B1G) vs. Georgia (SEC)
Jan. 2, 2015
12:00 PM, ESPN
EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Fl.

* Denotes a  5-7 team that got a bowl invitation because of APR rate and lack of enough bowl eligible teams. 

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