Found October 02, 2012 on Fox Sports Wisconsin:
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Big Ten football coaches defend their conference with the loyalty and veracity of a German Shepherd. Ask about a leaguewide epidemic of poor performances, and they'll trot out hackneyed responses noting the talent level, work ethic and coaching ability at each school remains second to none. What they won't openly admit is something so obvious to everyone else: Results on the field ultimately determine just how successful a conference really is. And this year, the Big Ten stinks like week-old diapers. A look at some of the more surprising nonconference outcomes show Louisiana Tech hammering Illinois (52-24), Ohio beating Penn State (24-14), Central Michigan edging Iowa (32-21) and Ball State outscoring Indiana (41-39) -- all games that took place on Big Ten turf. Certainly, none of those teams is considered elite this year by any stretch, but if a chain is only as strong as its weakest links, the Big Ten is broken and collecting dust in the attic. Those results served as ...
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