Big Ten Announces Bowl Selection for Wisconsin
Nov. 28, 2007
The Big Ten office announced one bowl destination today as Wisconsin was selected to participate in the Outback Bowl. An unprecedented 10 of the 11 Big Ten programs have secured bowl-eligibility this season, but the remaining conference bowl lineup is still undetermined.
With the Big Ten's regular season complete, a record 10 of the 11 conference programs have reached bowl-eligible status. The Big Ten's bowl-eligible teams include Ohio State at 11-1, Illinois and Wisconsin at 9-3, Michigan and Penn State at 8-4, Indiana, Michigan State and Purdue at 7-5 and Iowa and Northwestern at 6-6. The Big Ten has sent seven teams to bowl games in each of the last two years and set a conference record with eight bowl teams during the 2003 campaign. The Big Ten has seven bowl tie-ins this season - the Rose Bowl/Bowl Championship Series (BCS) game, Capital One, Outback, Alamo, Champs Sports, Insight and Motor City Bowls. If Big Ten Champion Ohio State is ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in the final BCS rankings, then the Buckeyes will participate in the BCS National Championship Game, to be played on Jan. 7, 2008 in New Orleans, La.