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The Big Ten Championship Game Saturday (Fox, 7:17 CST) between the No. 15 Wisconsin Badgers (10-2, 6-2) and the No. 13 Michigan State Spartans (10-2, 7-1) will be a rematch of one of the greatest games from the 2011 season. Back on October 22, Michigan State ended the game– in which both teams held two-touchdown leads at one point– as time expired on a Hail Mary pass, securing a 37-31 victory and ensuring the replay would haunt Badger fans forever.
Had you finally forgotten this image, Badger fans? Wide receiver Keith Nichols comes down with the batted ball and just crosses the goal line to win the first game this season between the Badgers and Spartans. Wisconsin players and fans, alike, will use this moment as motivation this Saturday.
Each team lost its game the weekend following the dramatics in East Lansing (MSU lost at Nebraska, 24-3; UW lost at Ohio State 33-29), maybe showing just how much effort and energy was put in to the hard-fought battle. With much more at stake Saturd...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
MADISON, Wis. At the astounding rate that Montee Ball scored touchdowns this regular season, it seemed only a matter of time before the accolades rolled in for the talented Wisconsin running back.
On Wednesday, Ball chalked up another honor, with perhaps more to come.
The Big Ten announced that Ball had been named the conference's Offensive Player of the Year. Ball, a junior...
Wisconsin made sure a Hail Mary wouldn't do it in this time. Instead, the Badgers pulled off the late-game heroics.
Heisman candidate Montee Ball ran for 137 yards and three scores, including the 7-yard game winner with 3 minutes, 45 seconds to play, and Wisconsin defeated Michigan State, 42-39, to win the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday night in Indianapolis...
Wisconsin's Montee Ball was named the Big Ten's offensive player of the year just this week.
Between Football, Basketball, and the NFL, I can't believe my marriage is still in tact. It was a tough game for the basketball team, but the week could still be a good one for Badger fans with a Rose Bowl birth and state bragging rights for basketball on the line.
Jack at Badger of Honor says that despite the loss, the Badgers can hang with anyone in the country...
Following their demolishing of UCLA in the first ever Pac-12 title game, the greatest compliment you can give Oregon coach Chip Kelly and his program is this: Nobody is surprised. Not by the ease of the Ducks 49-31 beat down of UCLA at Autzen Stadium Friday night. Not by their second Rose Bowl in three years. And not by their third straight Pac-12 title and BCS bowl appearance. Above...
Montee Ball ran for three touchdowns including the decisive 7-yard score with 3:45 to go, leading No. 15 Wisconsin past No. 11 Michigan State 42-39 in the inaugural Big Ten championship game.
Wisconsin (11-2) is now headed to its second straight Rose Bowl.
Ball ran 27 times for 137 yards and caught a TD pass, giving him 38 touchdowns this season. That's one short of Barry Sanders...
So the plan yesterday was to sit down and do a column on college football’s coaching hot stove. Again, that was the plan, until I actually sat down to write. At which point instead of doing a hot-stove piece, I lost my train of thought, lost my focus and ended up with 1,500 words on Mike Leach alone. Woops. I can’t quite say how that happened, but I guess I should just be thankful...
Special time of the year where we look back AND look ahead. In Big Ten terms, that means we’re putting to bed the 2011 regular season, and getting ready for the first EVER ZOMG Big Ten Championship game. LEADERS. LEGENDS. WHO YA GOT? OK, first go try and figure out who’s who, and then we’ll talk.
GAME OF THE YEAR
Wisconsin 31, Michigan State 37
**** a Hail Mary...
This time, Wisconsin got the stop it needed against Michigan State -- and a big break to wrap up its second straight Big Ten crown. Montee Ball scored four touchdowns, including a 7-yard score with 3:45 left in Saturday night's first Big Ten championship game, giving the 15th-ranked Badgers a 42-39 come-from-behind victory over No.
This segment will "air" every Friday throughout the season. I will breakdown the upcoming game and give a prediction as it relates to the betting line. Sure, this is aimed at our degenerate gambler fans but I think it will be informative for the non-betting folks as well. Feel free to post a comment regarding your thoughts. This segment is meant to be unbiased as the only...