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Its spot in the Big Ten title game already assured, Wisconsin now gets a chance to prove it deserves it.
Knocking off No. 6 Ohio State (10-0, 6-0 Big Ten) on Saturday would go a long way toward erasing that asterisk hanging over the Badgers these days. Wisconsin actually trails the Buckeyes by two games in the Leaders Division, but it's the Badgers (7-3, 4-2) who are on their way to Indianapolis for a second straight year because Ohio State is ineligible for the postseason.
A win Saturday would give the Buckeyes the outright title in the division.
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After his team slipped by Rhode Island 69-58 at the Hall of Fame Tip Off Classic at Mohegan Sun, Ohio State coach Thad Matta took to the podium to answer the normal battery of questions about the game.
Then, one hit him from left field.
“Coach, did you hear that Maryland and Rutgers may be headed to the Big Ten,” someone asked.
“No, I had no idea,” Matta said, clearly surprised...
Wisconsin used a powerful display on their power play opportunities to take down Ohio State 4-2 in a crucial WCHA tilt in Columbus, OH on Friday afternoon. The Badgers scored all four of their goals off of special teams opportunities as they climbed to 8-3-2 (4-3-2-2 WCHA) on the season.
Ohio State is now just five points ahead of the Badgers in the WCHA Women's standings...
With Ohio State finishing up another week of preparation for a football game, we clean out the reporter's notebook again. Urban Meyer and his players had a lot of praise for Wisconsin while trying to deflect talk of going undefeated for the season.
The Badgers are heading back to Indianapolis, but there is still unfinished business in the 2012 regular season, starting with No.6 Ohio State Saturday. Badger Nation's popular feature - the Front Seven - is back, rankings the top seven players based on performance, expectations and need.
The Ohio State hockey team has dealt well with adversity this season and got its reward Friday night. Brady Hjelle made 20 saves and OSU got goals from Travis Statchuk and Max McCormick while beating No. 19 Northern Michigan by a 2-0 score in Value City Arena.
The Ohio State basketball team shook off a pesky Rhode Island team to grab a 69-58 win in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament in Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday night. Go inside for initial thoughts from Ohio State’s second win of the season.
No team has been able to fully stop Ohio State's offense this season, meaning the Badgers will have their work cut out for them on the defensive side of the ball. Badger Nation gives its keys to victory.
Could Wisconsin ever replace Michigan as Ohio State's top rival in football? We have some thoughts on that as well as some OSU-Wisconsin Tidbits, This Week In College Football History, news and notes from Around The Country and the Fearless Forecast with one huge Upset Special.
Wisconsin dominated No.6 Ohio State in yards and time of possession and held the Buckeyes' offense to season lows in three categories, but the amount of missed opportunities caught up with the Badgers in a 21-14 overtime loss.
Every day in the late summer and fall has its moments in Ohio State football history, and Nov. 17 is no different. Click the link to check out this edition of "This Date In Buckeye History."
Ohio State overcome its poorest offensive performance of the season and still managed to take a 21-14 overtime decision at Wisconsin on Saturday. The Buckeyes had plenty of defensive stars, including senior lineman John Simon, who tied a school single-game record with four sacks.
The Ohio State offensive line has earned praise throughout the 2012 season, but that hasn't come only because of the way the big men up front have moved opponents at the line of scrimmage. The coaching staff is also proud of the way the Buckeyes have matured on and off the field while becoming consistent performers.
2013 Ohio State commit Darron Lee made big play after big play in his New Albany (OH) team's quarterfinal win over Marion-Franklin. FOX Sports NEXT's Simone Scott caught up with Lee to discuss his senior season, the Buckeyes as well as which uncommitted player he's talking to.
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In any other season, a matchup between the top two teams in the Big Ten’s Leaders Division would draw some national interest. With Ohio State...