Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/17/14
In order to evaluate the status of a team, sometimes it’s best to look at their coach’s record in conference play.Wisconsin Badgers coach Bret Bielema owns a 34-16 record in Big Ten Conference play while the Purdue Boilermakers Danny Hope has a 10-15 record. Hope has aspirations to go in the direction Bielema has taken the Badgers and it all begins with a critical game in West Lafayette this weekend.Meanwhile, Bielema looks to maintain the Badgers recent dominance against the Boilermakers; six straight wins and four straight at Purdue’s Ross-Ade Stadium (last loss back in 1997).Purdue Boilermakers (3-2, 0-1) Analysis: Prior to Purdue’s embarrassing loss to Michigan by 31 points, there was a lot of buzz surrounding the Boilers. Due to the in-eligibility of Penn State and Ohio State, they were seemingly the frontrunners for the Leaders Division, considering their surprising play at Notre Dame (a close loss) and the underwhelming Badgers. But a lot has changed since the opening of the ...
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