One of the best things about Wednesday: it's one day closer to college football Saturdays. Anyway, here are your Badger Bits for Wednesday, October 13th!
Despite Bret Bielema's lack of success against ranked Big Ten teams, the Wisconsin Badgers have at least one formidable advantage heading into Saturday's game against #1 Ohio State: it's hard for visiting teams to win night games at Camp Randall.
As Tom Mulhern writes at Madison.com, the Badgers have emerged victorious in 25 of their last 28 night games, on top of the team's 40-4 record at home during the last seven seasons. Mulhern grants, however, that Ohio State plays well under the lights in their own right. Jim Tressel's Buckeyes are 16-10 in night games, including a 1-1 record at Camp Randall in night games.
As if the Badgers needed anymore reason to try and defeat the newly minted #1 team in the nation; the Badgers will be looking to avenge last year's 31-13 loss to the Buckeyes in Columbus, as well as the team's 20-17 heart breaker in 2008 in Madison.
More Badger Bits after the jump!
Matt Lepay of UWBadgers.com writes in his blog "The Voice" that if the Badgers want to go from a good team to a great one, they need to seize the opportunity that the Ohio State game presents.
Rivals.com has named the matchup between Wisconsin and Ohio State as the best game of the weekend, and the teams also won the title of "Best coordinator chess match."
Rivals.com also conducted a Q and A session with Bret Bielema. Bielema talks about everything from highs and lows of his tenure to Big Ten divisions, as well as giving some insight to his perspective on the state of the program.
In some featured pieces on Wisconsin players: safety Shelton Johnson got some good experience against Minnesota according to Tom Mulhern, and Bill Nagy is being used as a tight end now that he is the sixth man on a five person offensive line.
"60min" on Sixty Minutes. No Alibis. No Regrets. has her perspective on the men's hockey team's performance during the Ice Breaker tournament in St. Louis.
And finally our friends at Off Tackle Empire have their Big Ten Power Poll up for this week. Head over to that link for your daily fix of adorable puppies being compared to Big Ten football teams.
3 days until the Buckeye/Badger showdown!