Wisconsin Secures Big Ten Football Championship Game Berth
Nov. 10, 2012
Park Ridge, Ill. – With a victory at Indiana, Wisconsin punched its ticket to Indianapolis to take part in the second annual Big Ten Football Championship Game. The Badgers will serve as the Leaders Division representative for the second straight season and will face a team from the Legends Division. The Big Ten Football Championship Game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Lucas Oil Stadium with the winner earning the Amos Alonzo Stagg Championship Trophy and a chance to play in the Rose Bowl Game.
Wisconsin improved to 4-2 in the conference with two games remaining. The Badgers hold at least a two-game advantage and head-to-head victories over Illinois, Indiana and Purdue to secure the title game berth. The Badgers could still earn a share of the Leaders Division title. Ohio State and Penn State currently hold the top two spots in the Leaders Division standings but both are ineligible for postseason play. The Badgers host the Buckeyes next weekend and wrap up on the road against the Nittany Lions on Nov. 24, giving Wisconsin a chance to end the year atop the standings with OSU and/or PSU. The Badgers took part in the inaugural Big Ten Football Championship Game last year and earned a 42-39 victory over Michigan State to earn a second straight conference title and trip to the Rose Bowl Game.
The 2012 Big Ten Football Championship Game will begin at 8:17 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 1, and will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Ticket blocks are being held for Wisconsin and the Legends Division representative and will be sold through university ticket offices. Tickets can also be purchased through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. Every Big Ten Football Championship Game ticket will allow complimentary admission to Big Ten Fan Fest presented by Dr Pepper, to be held at the Indiana Convention Center from 3-9 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 30, and 10 a.m. through 8 p.m. ET on game day. For more information on Big Ten Football Championship Game tickets, go to www.bigten.org.