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Buckeyes, Badgers earn at least a share of division titles with one game to play

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Rosemont, Ill. – With victories on Saturday, Ohio State secured a berth in the fourth annual Big Ten Football Championship Game and also clinched at least a share of the Big Ten East Division title while Wisconsin earned at least a share of the Big Ten West Division crown.

Ohio State defeated Indiana today to secure at least a share of a third straight division title and will make a second consecutive title game appearance. The Buckeyes have won a Big Ten record 23 consecutive conference games and improved to 7-0 in the Big Ten and 10-1 overall. Michigan State earned a home win over Rutgers today to improve to 6-1 in conference and 9-2 overall and still maintains hopes for a share of the division title. But Ohio State clinched a berth in the championship game based on its victory over the Spartans on Nov. 8. Both teams wrap up the regular season on Saturday, Nov. 29, with Ohio State hosting Michigan and Michigan State playing at Penn State.

Wisconsin collected a road victory at Iowa today to earn at least a share of the division title, the program's second division crown, and improved to 6-1 in the Big Ten and 9-2 overall. Minnesota posted a road triumph at Nebraska today to move to 5-2 in conference and 8-3 overall and still has an opportunity to secure a share of the division title and a trip to the Big Ten Football Championship Game. The Badgers host the Gophers next Saturday, Nov. 29, with the winner representing the West Division in the title game against the Buckeyes.

The 2014 Big Ten Football Championship Game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 6, at Indianapolis' Lucas Oil Stadium and will be broadcast nationally on FOX with kickoff set for 8:17 p.m. ET. 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.

Ticket blocks are being held for Ohio State and the representative from the West Division 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. Those interested in purchasing a suite should contact Stephanie Arnold of Indiana Sports Corp at (317) 237-5036.

Tickets and VIP premium ticket packages for Minnesota and Wisconsin can also be reserved at bigten.teamtix.com. Powered by Forward Market Media, fans can purchase, for as little as a $10 reservation fee, the right to buy “TeamTix.” If the specified team qualifies for the championship game, that fan is guaranteed a ticket to the game priced at face value. If the specified team does not qualify, the “TeamTix” expires and that fan forfeits only the reservation fee.

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. 5-6. For more information on Big Ten Football Championship Game tickets, go to www.bigten.org.

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