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Big Ten Championship Game: Kickoff Time, TV, Streaming, Tickets

The No. 6 Ohio State Buckeyes (11-1, 7-1 B1G) are back in the Big Ten Championship Game for the second straight season. This year, they will face No. 21 Northwestern (8-4, 7-1 B1G). The Wildcats come in off 24-16 win over Illinois that wasn’t nearly as close as the score would indicate. The Buckeyes spent last Saturday grinding Michigan into a slurry, and then using it to lubricate OSU’s suddenly-revitalized Football Death Machine. The final score was 62-39, and it also wasn’t really that close…

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WATCH: Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern Players Preview Big Ten Title Game

Before the season, Wisconsin was considered an absolute lock to win the Big Ten West. It would have been the third straight year and the fourth time in five tries for the Badgers. But a funny thing happened on the way to an Ohio State – Wisconsin rematch: Northwestern stole the division away from them. And the Wildcats didn’t just barely squeak into the title game, either. They clinched their spot in Indianapolis two weeks before Ohio State locked in their berth…