The city of Indianapolis and Lucas Oil Stadium will play host to the seventh annual Big Ten Football Championship Game on December 2, 2017. West Division Champion Wisconsin will be the designated home team for this year's contest and will face the champion of the East Division, Ohio State. 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.
Ohio State will make its third championship game appearance following berths in 2013 and 2014. The Buckeyes will be seeking their second victory in the contest, having defeated the Badgers in 2014. Wisconsin will be making its second consecutive appearance and fifth overall in seven years, having claimed the title in 2011 and 2012. The Buckeyes and Badgers last met on Oct. 15, 2016, with Ohio State claiming a 30-23 overtime victory in Madison.
The Buckeyes defeated Michigan 31-20 to end the regular season at 10-2 overall and 8-1 in the Big Ten to claim the outright East Division title. The Buckeyes have earned at least a share of their division title for six consecutive seasons.
Wisconsin picked up a 31-0 victory over Minnesota on Saturday to conclude a 12-0 regular season, including a 9-0 mark in Big Ten play. The Badgers secured their fourth division title overall and second in as many years.
Tickets for the Big Ten Football Championship Game remain available and can be purchased through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. In addition, ticket blocks are being held for both Ohio State and Wisconsin and will be sold through university ticket offices. Those interested in VIP Packages or suites should contact Geoff McDonald of Indiana Sports Corp at (317) 237-5036.
Fans attending the 2017 Big Ten Football Championship Game in Indianapolis on Dec. 2 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/fcg.
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. 1-2. For more information on the Big Ten Football Championship Game, visit bigten.org/fcg.
The Big Ten and Indiana Sports Corp have entered into an agreement to host Big Ten Football Championship Games at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis through 2021. FOX will serve as the official broadcast partner of the Big Ten Football Championship Games again in 2017.
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Big Ten Championship Game History
|Dec. 4, 2011||Wisconsin 42, Michigan State 39||Lucas Oil Stadium||64,152||Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin|
|Dec. 2, 2012||Wisconsin 70, Nebraska 31||Lucas Oil Stadium||41,260||Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin|
|Dec. 7, 2013||Michigan State 34, Ohio State 24||Lucas Oil Stadium||66,002||Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State|
|Dec. 6, 2014||Ohio State 59, Wisconsin 0||Lucas Oil Stadium||60,229||Cardale Jones, QB, Ohio State|
|Dec. 5, 2015||Michigan State 16, Iowa 13||Lucas Oil Stadium||66,985||Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State|
|Dec. 3, 2016||Penn State 38, Wisconsin 31||Lucas Oil Stadium||65,018||Trace McSorley, QB, Penn State|
|Dec. 2, 2017||Ohio State 27, Wisconsin 21||Lucas Oil Stadium||65,886||J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State|