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7 Big 10 teams in bowl games

7 Big 10 teams in bowl games

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Big Ten will send seven of its teams to post-season bowl games, including Ohio State and Michigan State who earned Bowl Championship Series berths.

The 7th-ranked Buckeyes make their first official BCS appearance since the 2010 Rose Bowl Game when OSU heads to the Orange Bowl to take on Clemson Jan. 3.

After upending Ohio State the Big Ten Football Championship Game Saturday, No. 4 Michigan State will take on Stanford in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. The Spartans are heading to Pasadena for the first time since 1988 Rose Bowl Game and for the fifth time in program history. Michigan State has advanced to a program-record seven straight postseason contests.

No. 19 Wisconsin heads to the Capital One Bowl for the first time since the 2007 game and will face South Carolina on Jan. 1, in Orlando, Fla. The Badgers are taking part in postseason play for a school-record 12th straight season and are making their 25th bowl appearance.

Iowa returns to the bowl scene with its fifth bowl berth in the last six seasons and will take on LSU in the Outback Bowl Jan. 1 in Tampa, Fla. The Hawkeyes will make their fourth trip to the Outback Bowl and their 27th postseason appearance overall, having won three of their last four bowls.

Michigan heads to the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl for the first time in team history and will face Kansas State on Dec. 28. The Wolverines will take part in postseason competition for the fourth straight season and 43rd time in program history.

Nebraska will face Georgia in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl at on Jan. 1 in Jacksonville, Fla. The Huskers will make their 50th bowl appearance and seventh straight. Nebraska will take part in the Gator Bowl for the second time in school history.

Minnesota will take part in the Texas Bowl for the second straight season and will face Syracuse on Dec. 27 in Houston. The Gophers will be making their 16th postseason appearance and second straight bowl trip.

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