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Big Ten Title Game a Classic

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On face value, the first Big Ten championship game didn't seem like such a good idea.

There were empty seats inside Lucas Oil Stadium, as if the Indianapolis Colts were using the place.

The game forces fans to make economic choices, as if the budget would stretch to cover what are essentially two bowl games.

But put Wisconsin and Michigan State together, and the practical concerns go away, sort of like Russell Wilson dodging yet another would-be tackler.

Say what you will about the Miracle of East Lansing the first time these teams met this season, this one will be remembered in a similar shade of wow.

How Michigan State won the first time, go to the replay forever.

How Wisconsin got back to the Rose Bowl is one of those stories that will...

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