Big Ten Bowl Season Football

December 18, 2012 - 7:33 AM
FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2012, file photo, Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez announces that he will coach the team in this year's Rose Bowl during a news conference in Madison, Wis. The Big Ten could only fill seven of their eight predetermined bowl slots _ and each of those bowl-bound teams are currently underdogs. From the 5-loss Wisconsin team that still wound up in the Rose Bowl to the 6-6 Purdue squad that fired its coach, the beleaguered Big Ten isn’t expected to do much of anything in the postseason. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)