Big Ten Championship Game

Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: By Claiming He Was Misquoted, Illini’s Beckman Misfires

It’s best for all if Tim Beckman just has a realistic view of his program.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2014

Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon runs for a touchdown in front of a spotty crowd at Lucas Oil Stadium. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Wisch: Bring The Big Ten Championship Game To Chicago

Attendance certainly didn’t improve markedly this past weekend. Rather, it sunk startlingly.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2012

Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith and new head coach Urban Meyer. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Ohio State Banned From Postseason In 2012

Ohio State has been banned from postseason play for one season as part of the NCAA’s final sanctions imposed on the university Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2011

Conor O'Neill celebrates with the trophy after Wisconsin beat Michigan State in the Big 10 Conference Championship Game. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Wisch: Big Ten Should Try Championship Game In Chicago

I offer up this proposal to Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany: If game attendance and ticket demand in Indy doesn’t improve markedly the next few years, the Big Ten should bring its football championship to Chicago’s Soldier Field in 2016.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2011

Wisconsin wide receiver Nick Toon kisses the Stagg Championship Trophy. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Big Ten Championship Game Celebration

Interviews and video of the postgame celebration at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2011

Michigan State's Jared McGaha. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notebook: Dantonio Questioned For Late Punt Block Call

Two things were at question: Was it really a penalty and should the Spartans have called a punt block in that situation?


Russell Wilson and the Badgers are Rose Bowl bound again. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Hoge: Badgers Win Game Of The Year

Saturday night’s rematch between Michigan State and Wisconsin didn’t end on a touchdown as time expired like last time, but the Badgers pulled off the 42-39 win in the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game because of a prayer.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2011

Chris Borland tackles Dion Sims. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/Getty Images)

Hoge: Big Ten Championship Keys To The Game

Here are three areas where I think tonight’s game between Wisconsin and Michigan State will be decided.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2011

Mark Dantonio

Highlights From Bielema, Dantonio Press Conferences

Mark Dantonio knows what the Spartans have to do to beat the Badgers Saturday in the Big Ten Championship Game.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2011

B.J. Cunningham of the Michigan State Spartans and Nick Toon of the Wisconsin Badgers talk at Spartan Stadium earlier this season. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/Getty Images)

Hoge: Respectful Rivals Meet On Neutral Turf

When you think about the best rivalries in college football, “Wisconsin-Michigan State” probably doesn’t come to mind very quickly, if at all.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2011

Ethan Hemer sacks Kirk Cousins Oct. 22 in East Lansing. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/Getty Images)

Hoge: Why Michigan State Will Beat Wisconsin

The Spartans have more to play for in this game. They haven’t played in a Rose Bowl since 1988, the same year most of Michigan State’s seniors were born.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2011

Lucas Oil Stadium

Big Ten Denies Hiring Seat Fillers For Championship Game

The Big Ten sent out a statement on Twitter Wednesday denying that the conference is hiring seat fillers for Saturday’s Big Ten Championship Game between Wisconsin and Michigan State.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2011