In Focus: BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP

The Big 10 is a conference in need of chaos. Wisconsin comes in riding it’s Heisman hopeful, Melvin Gordon, while Ohio State is recovering from losing a starting quarterback for the second time this season. The Badgers are favored, but not by much so this figures to be a tight one as both teams cling to the last glimmer of playoff glory.

Wisconsin Badgers

Food Cheese, beer and bratwurst for the grill. Packer and Badger share favorite teams and favorite diets.

Entertainment If Madison was the intended destination the Badger Bash at the Union South building on campus or the stretch of bars on Regent Street would be a good place to start. But we’re talking Indianapolis here so Badgers and Buckeyes need to head to the Big Ten Fan Fest. It’s next to Mile Square in downtown Indy and it will feature team pep rallies and autograph sessions with the 2014 Big Ten season award winners and other former Big Ten players. There’s also more than 20 games and interactive activities to keep the kids entertained.

LocationEverything goes down in and around Lucas Oil Stadium on South Capitol Avenue in Indianapolis.

2014 OutlookSince an unimaginable upset loss to Northwestern on the road, Wisconsin has been one of the better teams in college football. Melvin Gordon is going berserk and Dave Aranda’s defense is ranked second in the nation and fourth in scoring defense. They still have so much ground to cover though, even with a solid win over OSU, but nothing is out of the question on the final weekend of the college football regular season.

Ohio State Buckeyes

Food Buckeye fans love the BBQ, the booze, but most of all? The brunch. Yep, many a noon game in Columbus have forced the locals to become masters of the midday meal and that means eggs, bacon, hashbrowns and tons of waffles. December brings it’s chills so OSU nuts better bring some chili, soup and peanut butter and chocolate buckeyes for desert.

Entertainment A night in Columbus usually includes trips to the Arena District where the bars are plentiful or the German Village area on the south side. No worries, there will still be plenty of fun waiting for all the Buckeyes in Indianapolis.

2014 OutlookOhio State might have the record for worst injury luck of all time. Coming into the season fans were looking forward to seeing Braxton Miller finish off his stellar career and avenge last years embarrassing loss to Michigan State. Then Miller was lost for the season before it even started. Enter J.T. Barrett, the redshirt freshman at QB. He had an okay season, passed for the most yards and TDs in Big Ten history, pretty standard. Unfortunately, this scenario was too good to be true as Barrett went down for the season with a broken ankle just last week. Now, its up to Urban Meyer’s third string guy, Cardale Jones to help Ohio State finish off its dream season with a surprise berth in the College Football Playoff.

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