The Big Ten's 2012-13 bowl schedule

July, 10, 2012
7/10/12
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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.

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BIG TEN SCOREBOARD

Saturday, 12/27
Saturday, 12/20
Monday, 12/22
Tuesday, 12/23
Wednesday, 12/24
Friday, 12/26
Monday, 12/29
Tuesday, 12/30
Wednesday, 12/31
Thursday, 1/1
Friday, 1/2
Saturday, 1/3
Sunday, 1/4
Monday, 1/12