J. Darin Darst
The Outback Bowl in Tampa announced their game will be held Monday, Jan. 2 at 1 p.m. ET at Raymond James Stadium along with the other traditional New Year’s Day bowls. The Capital One, Gator, Sugar and Rose Bowls are also all slated for Jan. 2.
Since Jan. 1 will fall on Sunday, the bowls usually played on that day are moving to Jan. 2 so they don't conflict with the final regular season week of the NFL season.
The Outback Bowl will once again feature teams from the Big Ten and SEC. Check out the complete 2011-12 bowl schedule.