College football fans in West Michigan will have plenty of reason to be merry this bowl season.

Michigan, MSU, Western Michigan, and Notre Dame are all heading to bowl games this season.

Michigan is heading to a BCS bowl.  The Wolverines will take on Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl on January 3 in New Orleans.  It's Michigan's first BCS bowl since the 2007 Rose Bowl.

Michigan State missed out on a BCS Bowl when it lost the Big Ten Championship game to Wisconsin Saturday night.  Instead of going to the Rose Bowl, the Spartans will travel to Tampa Bay to take on Georgia in the Outback Bowl on January 2. The two teams met in the 2009 Capital One Bowl.  Georgia won that matchup 24-12 with Matthew Stafford in his final game as the Bulldogs quarterback.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will take on Florida State in the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando on December 29. It's the first time the Irish have gone to back-to-back bowl games since going to three straight during the 2004-2006 seasons.

The Western Michigan Broncos will also be going to a bowl game this season and won't have to travel far to do so.  The Broncos will take on the Purdue Boilermakers in the Little Ceasers Bowl on December 27 at Ford Field in Detroit.  It's the Broncos first bowl game since 2008 (Texas Bowl) and the third bowl game of the Bill Cubit era.