Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 10/4/11
Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema still likes the idea of divisional play and a Big Ten championship game, even if those new elements could cost his team a shot at a national title. Wisconsin is coming off a 48-17 win over Nebraska, though the No. 4 Badgers could face the Huskers again in December depending on how the rest of the Big Ten schedule plays out. Bielema says the boost in national profile from a conference title game offers is worth the risk. Big Ten teams are just getting used to divisional play, but reality already has set in. Illinois coach Ron Zook and Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald say divisional play adds urgency to their games this Saturday. Illinois plays Indiana in a Leaders Division game, while Northwestern plays Michigan in a Legends Division matchup.
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