Published Sunday, December 2, 2012 AT 4:25 PM / Updated at 4:25 PM
Big Ten bowl sites set
Lee Barfknecht Omaha World-Herald

The opponents won’t be finalized until later tonight, but the seven Big Ten bowl teams know where they will spend the holidays.

The  lineup:

Rose Bowl (Pasadena): Wisconsin

Capital One (Orland0): Nebraska

Outback (Tampa): Michigan Gator (Jacksonville): Northwestern

Buffalo Wild Wings (Phoenix): Michigan State

Meineke Car Care (Houston): Minnesota

Heart of Dallas: Purdue

The opponents were unclear late Sunday afternoon because of indecision on how the Southeastern Conference teams will be slotted.

About Lee Barfknecht

Lee Barfknecht has won nine national writing awards from four separate organizations, and is a 12-time winner of the Nebraska sportswriter of the year award. He covers Big Ten football and basketball, Nebraska basketball and other college financial issues for The World-Herald. You can email Lee at