Big Ten to have 'home' team in 4 of 7 bowls

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Among my regrets during the Big Ten season was not being able to get to Beaver Stadium for a Penn State home game and a White Out, one of the cooler sights in college sports.

The Nittany Lions are planning another White Out for the Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi. Penn State fans making the trip to Pasadena are encouraged to wear white, which will match the players' jerseys since the Lions will be the visiting team in the game.

It's always somewhat amusing to have home and road teams for bowls. Given how far Big Ten teams travel to every bowl game, save for the Motor City, they should always be wearing the roadies.

Here's the wardrobe breakdown for all seven bowls featuring Big Ten teams.


Home: Florida State (garnet jerseys)

Road: Wisconsin (white jerseys)

ALAMO (Dec.29)

Home: Northwestern (purple jerseys)

Road: Missouri (white jerseys)

INSIGHT (Dec. 31)

Home: Minnesota (maroon jerseys)

Road: Kansas (white jerseys)

OUTBACK (Jan. 1)

Home: Iowa (black jerseys)

Road: South Carolina (white jerseys)


Home: Michigan State (green jerseys)

Road: Georgia (white jerseys)

ROSE (Jan. 1)

Home: USC (cardinal jerseys)

Road: Penn State (white jerseys)

FIESTA (Jan. 5)

Home: Texas (burnt orange jerseys)

Road: Ohio State (white jerseys)