The city of Indianapolis and Lucas Oil Stadium will play host to the sixth annual Big Ten Football Championship Game on December 3, 2016. East Division Co-Champion Penn State will be the designated home team for this year's contest and will face the champion of the West Division, Wisconsin. Kickoff for the game is set at 8:17 p.m. ET, while pregame starts at 6:30 p.m. ET on BTN before switching to FOX at 7:30 p.m. for the remainder of the pregame and the game broadcast. BTN will also have a postgame show following the FOX postgame show. The winner will earn the Amos Alonzo Stagg Championship Trophy and a chance to play in one of the six bowls that comprise the College Football Playoff, including the Rose Bowl Game.
Penn State Nittany Lions
Penn State will make its first championship game appearance, while Wisconsin earned championship game berths in 2011, 2012 and 2014. The Nittany Lions and Badgers last met on Nov. 30, 2013, with Penn State claiming a 31-24 victory.
Ticket blocks are being held for both Penn State and Wisconsin will be sold through university ticket offices. Those interested in VIP Packages can purchase at Shoowin.com. Those interested in suites should contact Melissa Caito at (317) 237-5039
Fans attending the 2016 Big Ten Football Championship Game in Indianapolis on Dec. 3 will be asked to enter with clear bags and should be prepared to arrive early. A clear bag policy, similar to that used by the NFL, College Football Playoff, other conference championship games and on the majority of Big Ten campuses, will be in effect for the Big Ten Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium. More information can be found on bigten.org.
Every Big Ten Football Championship Game ticket will allow complimentary admission to the Big Ten Fan Fest presented by Dr Pepper, to be held at the Indiana Convention Center on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3. For more information on the Big Ten Football Championship Game, download the official Big Ten Championship Events app on iOS or Google Play, or visit bigten.org.
- RECAP: Penn State Rallies To Win Big Ten Championship, 38-31
- Championship Game Final Stats
- Championship Game Postgame Notes
- Championship Game Photo Gallery
- Penn State Postgame Press Conference Transcript - Head Coach James Franklin, Grant Haley and Mike Gesicki (Dec. 3, 2016)
- Wisconsin Postgame Press Conference Transcript - Head Coach Paul Chryst, Corey Clement and Vince Biegel (Dec. 3, 2016)
- Wisconsin Head Coach Paul Chryst Pre-Championship Transcript (Dec. 2, 2016)
- Penn State Head Coach James Franklin Pre-Championship Transcript (Dec. 2, 2016)
- College Football Playoff Foundation, Big Ten Partner for $50,000 Pledge to Support Educational Initiatives in Indiana
- Big Ten Championship Game Students' Teleconference (Nov. 28)
- Big Ten Championship Game Coaches' Teleconference (Nov. 27)
- Big Ten Adopts Clear Bag Policy at Football Championship Game
- Big Ten Football Weekly Release