Yes, the Big Ten was established in 1896, but that didn't stop commissioner Jim Delany from saying, "You can't have one of the greatest championship games in your inaugural year without complimenting Michigan State."
Fans were not on their best behavior last Saturday at two Big Ten games.
In Madison, 18 people were arrested and 34 were ejected from Camp Randall Stadium during Wisconsin's game against Purdue, according to University police. Fifteen citations and ejections were for underage drinking.
University police were also busy in Iowa City, where 13 people were arrested during the Michigan-Iowa game. Another 36 were cited for open container in public and three were cited for public urination.
But the level of intoxication among some of the arrested was staggering.
Blain Christopher Anderson of Midland, Mich., was very unsteady on his feet as he tried to enter Kinnick Stadium, according to police. He acknowledged drinking and blew a .321 blood-alcohol content.
Raider safety Stacey Toran had a blood-alcohol level of .32 when in died in an auto accident in August 1989.
"That's getting almost to the unconscious level ... to get to the .32 level, that would be approximately 16 drinks" within an hour, UCLA professor Ernest Noble told the L.A. Times in a report on Toran's death.
Anderson was not alone. Blood-alcohol levels of four others who were arrested: .272, .266, .254 and .230.
Wisconsin had an unexpected recruiting score this summer. Russell Wilson, who was North Carolina State's starting quarterback for three seasons, was released from his scholarship and transferred to Wisconsin. Because he had graduated from North Carolina State, Wilson is eligible to play this fall.
Bart Johnson celebrates Texas Christian's first touchdown in Saturday's Rose Bowl at Pasadena. The Horned Frogs completed a 13-0 season with a thrilling 21-19 victory over Wisconsin. Because of something called the Bowl Championship Series, TCU will finish no higher than No. 2 in the polls. Fair? Hell no!
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