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Chryst, Badgers ready for Big Ten Championship

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INDIANAPOLIS, In. (WKOW) -- Tomorrow night we will have a new Big Ten Champions, but who will it be- Penn State or Wisconsin?

On the eve before the conference's final match-up, the Badgers doing one final walk through and one final injury report.  Defensive end Conor Sheehy and Quarterback Alex Hornibrook are both listed as questionable.

"We'll see where Alex kind of finishes out this week, " said head coach Paul Chryst during the televised Big Ten Championship presser, "I wouldn't hesitate if everything goes good and Alex finishes out this week, I wouldn't hesitate at all."

 There is better news on the injury front for Penn State as head coach James Franklin,announced that his star running back, sophomore Saquon Barkley, will play in the Championship game.

Both coaches were left answering questions numerous about the impact of this contest, considering the winner may not advance to the College Football Playoffs. Playoffs or not, Chryst said a championship would still be meaningful.

"When you can say you've earned the right to be called Big Ten champions, that's a heckuva statement and a heckuva accomplishment by a team. It stands on it's own and that's pretty cool."

The Badgers have the advantage of having playing here at Lucas Oil Stadium in this game before. Meanwhile, Penn State is trying to prepare for their first time here in Indianapolis in the title fight. 

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. on FOX. 

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