Football: Ball leads talented team toward potential third straight Big Ten title
Rosey outlook for Badgers
MADISON, Wis. – With a pair of division heavyweights facing postseason bans, a lot of things would have to go wrong for Wisconsin to miss out on another trip to the Big Ten title game. And even after recent off-the-field drama involving star running back Montee Ball, Bret Bielema's team has its eyes on even bigger goals.
The NCAA has ruled fellow Big Ten Leaders division powerhouses Ohio State and Penn State ineligible for the postseason, a ban that includes conference title games. That leaves the Badgers to deal with the likes of Purdue, Illinois and Indiana for division supremacy.
With the Badgers coming off back-to-back Rose Bowl losses and poised to win a potential third straight Big Ten title — they shared the 2010 title with Michigan State — Bielema has warned them from looking too far down the road going into their Sept. 1 opener against Northern Iowa.
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