Collegiately Speaking: Rivalry Renewed

Collegiately Speaking

MADISON, WISCONSIN – SEPTEMBER 28: Alexander Smith #11 of the Wisconsin Badgers deflects a pass thrown by Hunter Johnson #15 of the Northwestern Wildcats in the second quarter at Camp Randall Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Since the Big Ten Conference switched from the “Legends and Leaders” divisions to the more traditional directional divisions in 2014, Northwestern and Wisconsin have represented the West in the championship game six out of seven times (Iowa in 2015 was the one exception). It may not be the first matchup that comes to mind when talking rivalries, but these two teams are not the best of friends. Dave Eanet and Dan Persa preview this weekend’s game against the Badgers with Wisconsin’s play-by-play announcer, Matt Lepay. The guys also take a look around the conference, react to the latest College Football Playoff rankings, and get producer “Super Joe” Romano’s pick of the week.

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