The complete bowl schedule for the 2012-13 season has been released.
Here's when the Big Ten's bowl tie-in games will be played:
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl: Dec. 26, 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN, Big Ten vs. Mid-American Conference
Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Dec. 28, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN, Big Ten vs. Big 12
Valley of the Sun Bowl (formerly Insight): Dec. 29, 10:15 p.m. ET, ESPN, Big Ten vs. Big 12
TicketCity: Jan. 1, noon ET, ESPNU, Big Ten vs. Conference USA
TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl: Jan. 1, noon ET, ESPN2, Big Ten vs. SEC
Capital One Bowl: Jan. 1, 1 p.m. ET, TV plans TBA, Big Ten vs. SEC
Outback Bowl: Jan. 1, 1 p.m. ET, TV plans TBA, Big Ten vs. SEC
Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZO: Jan. 1, 4 p.m. ET, ESPN, BCS vs. BCS (most likely Big Ten vs. Pac-12)
Once again, New Year's Day will be a very busy one for Big Ten fans, who will have to watch several games at once. The saturation of Big Ten games during a five-hour window (noon-5 p.m.) still mystifies many fans of the league. The league's perspective: it wants to own the day.
Also, the pre-Jan. 1 bowls are all in prime time, including two starting very late (9 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. ET). The Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas previously kicked off during the afternoon. Better drink that coffee.