INDIANAPOLIS – Could this bizarre 2012 Big Ten season had ended any differently than this? Of course not. Wisconsin’s 70-31 pummeling of Nebraska put a fitting punctuation mark on a season that didn’t go by script. In fact, it went way off script. The Big Ten’s best team—12-0 Ohio State—couldn’t play in the Big Ten title game or go to a bowl because of probation. But it was given a trophy for winning the Leaders Division. Penn State overcame long odds playing with a depleted roster and battling through an 0-2 start to finish 8-4 and in second place in
Check out a few video highlights from Saturday night’s Big Ten Football Championship game. And remember that all of our BTN videos are at BTN.com/video. Wisconsin quarterback Curt Phillips postgame interview with BTN. *** Wisconsin linebackers Mike Taylor and Ethan Armstrong talk with BTN following the big win over Nebraska. *** Bret Bielema joins the BTN crew for a postgame interview. *** Bo Pelini postgame press conference. *** Nebraska’s Kenny Bell laid a big block on Wisconsin’s Devin Smith in the third quarter. The hit was ruled a penalty and nullified a touchdown for Nebraska. *** Wisconsin’s James White passes to
This post is the home for the best photos from the Big Ten Football Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, and we’ve added a spectacular video looking at the images of the past football season, too. We’ll be updating the gallery all night. All of our galleries are on our photo gallery archive page. And now, the rest of our photos…
Kickoff of the second Big Ten title game is hours away between Nebraska and Wisconsin. A Big Ten title is on the line, and the winner will play Stanford in the Rose Bowl. Here are four things to watch. 1. Can Curt Phillips pass? It’s basically a given that Nebraska will slide an extra man in the box in an effort to thwart the potent Badger ground game. If the fifth-year senior Wisconsin signal caller can’t make the Huskers pay for committing to stop the run, the Badger offense figures to bog down. [RELATED: Join Tom Dienhart and Brent Yarina
Look back at the Big Ten Championship Game live blog from Tom Dienhart and Brent Yarina.
Both coaches in Saturday’s Big Ten Football Championship spoke with our crew in Indianapolis as part of Friday night’s “Big Ten Football Report.” Watch both interviews in this post. Remember: Our coverage continues Saturday with “#BTNLive” from Indianapolis at 11 a.m. ET, our “Championship Pregame Show” at 6:30 p.m., and full post-game coverage after the game. BTN.com will also be live blogging the entire game. Watch Bielema talk to our BTN crew in Indianapolis. Watch Pelini talk to our BTN crew.
Injuries are a key factor in any game, and this game is no different. Nebraska will miss the presence of tackle Baker Steinkuhler on the interior of the defensive line. The Huskers need Chase Rome—among others—to step up with Steinkuhler out. And center Justin Jackson is out. It will be Mark Pelini or Cole Pensick at center. In other news, Wisconsin got good news this week when linebacker Chris Borland was cleared to play after hurting a hamstring against Indiana on Nov. 10, forcing him to miss the last two games. His presence will be key in trying to slow
This should be fun. The 2012 Big Ten Football Championship Game, that is. People will argue it’s not going to be much of a game, because it doesn’t feature the Big Ten’s top team – 12-0 Leaders Division champ Ohio State – it’s a rematch of a game earlier this season, and it includes a 7-5 Wisconsin team that has lost three of its last four. True. True. And true. Still, that’s not to say we should expect a dud Saturday night. For starters, let’s not forget the teams played to an entertaining 30-27 decision Sept. 29 at Memorial Stadium.
Every week this season, BTN.com’s Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) and Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) have offered their predictions for each Big Ten football game and provided polls for fans to pick their winners. We’re doing the same for the Big Ten title game and bowl season. Heading into the title game, BTN.com fans are atop the season standings. Congrats! You are two games ahead of Dienhart and six in front of Yarina. See our title game predictions and choose your winner in this post. Nebraska (10-2, 7-1) Wisconsin (7-5, 4-4) – 8 p.m. ET, Saturday, FOX SEASON RECORDS BTN.com fans 75-21 .781
Our documentary-style show ‘The Journey 2012″ is in Indianapolis for the Big Ten Football Championship, and they’ll be capturing the action all day Saturday right through the game. But you”ll also want to check out the Instagram account run by the crew from “The Journey 2012” this weekend, too. They’re posting some cool shots today. We’ve gathered a few in this post, but find the rest on Instagram. Have a look below. You can watch every episode from this season on BTN2go using the links below: Also on BTN2Go Episode 1: Oct. 3, 2012 Episode 2: Oct. 10, 2012 Episode