Big 10 hopes to overcome big game woes

It’s an ugly truth that won’t go away, a story line that will be beaten to death until the Big Ten stops getting beat to death by teams from outside the conference: When will the Big Ten become an elite conference on the field again?
Here are the cold, hard, ugly facts for a league that looks up at the SEC and Big 12 from a performance standpoint: The Big Ten has lost six consecutive BCS games and is 9-20 in all bowls over the past four seasons.