Tom Dienhart, Senior Writer, October 27, 2016


There is nothing like a packed football stadium, stuffed with thousands of screaming fans. Add the cover of night and a big game and you have the makings for an electric environment. Which school has the best home-field advantage? I asked some media members for their opinion.

Marc Morehouse, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Ohio Stadium. It's the Death Star.

Kyle Austin, Ohio State. The numbers speak for themselves: Only Alabama has more wins at home in the last decade than the Buckeyes. They?ve got great tradition, more than 90,000 fans in a design that makes things loud.

Matt Hayes, Ohio State. But I'm pretty sure that has something to do with the best players and best coach.

Sean Callahan, I would say Nebraska. They are 6-2 vs. Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin at Memorial Stadium since joining the Big Ten. That's over five years (2011-2015). Problem is, the Big Ten has only given them Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan one time in Lincoln. Michigan State's been here three times and Wisconsin twice. Also, Nebraska has won 17 straight night games in Lincoln. They beat Ohio State (2011), Michigan (2012), Wisconsin (2012) and Michigan State (last year) all at night.

Tom Dienhart, I am going to go with Camp Randall Stadium at Wisconsin. It?s a rollicking place and the closest thing to a frat party you?ll find in a stadium venue. And the tradition of playing ?Jump Around? adds to the epic environment in the best college town in the Big Ten.

We know Big Ten school and fan loyalties run deep, so now you tell us: Who has the best home0-field advantage?