Beau Allen's front and center in a great defensive performance. - Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE
Apologies for not having this up in the morning, but perhaps we can interest you in some reading so you don't have to work for the weekend?
Despite what Columbus Radio said that Urban Meyer's said, this is a rivalry game. You have two teams that have traded wins for the better part of a decade. You have two coaches who rub each others fanbases the wrong way. (And before you say anything? Yes, that is what she said.) And while Ohio State's the team with the better record, the Badgers are favored.
And the Vegas Insiders actually moved the line further toward Wisconsin.
This is absolutely a rivalry game. The emotions are high. And while it's not going to be a pure night game like the day where Matt Schabert became a folk hero and David Gilreath punched the Buckeyes in the mouth through the interpretive dance of Kickoff Returns. It is Senior Night. And we're going to have the crowd in a tomato-throwing frenzy.
If Urban doesn't believe this to be as important as the school up north? Tomorrow promises to be very interesting.
Quite possibly the silliest story I've heard all week: (Pennlive)
5 Predictions From Ohio State: (Land Grant Holy Land)
With Two Weeks Left, The Big Ten Championship Game Is Pretty Much Decided: (Off-Tackle Empire)
Illinois Looks For Its First Senior Day Win Since 2007: (Daily Illini)
Fun Badger Defensive Fact: They're Second Best in the Country in Forcing Three And Outs: (ESPN Big Ten Blog)