In college football, home field advantage is uniquely valuable. Perhaps more than in any other sport in America, It is often the difference between a team being able to pull through with a dramatic win and falling flat on its face.
Being the epicenter of the college game in the midwest, the Big Ten is no different, as many of the conference's venues pose a daunting task for visiting teams. However, in a recent television segment on ESPNU, analysts left out one iconic stadium in particular when discussing which Big Ten stadiums presented to toughest test of all.
ESPNU talking Big Ten football toughest places to play.— jbook™ (@jbook37) July 23, 2018
1. Penn State White Out
2. Madison, WI
3. Iowa City
This top three glaringly fails to include Ohio Stadium in Columbus, home of the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Ohio Stadium is one of the toughest venues in the nation. No matter the time or the impact of the game, fans will pack the joint. The #Buckeyes could play at 5:15 on a Tuesday evening and it'd still be a raucous throng.— Drew Zuhosky (@DrewZuhosky) July 23, 2018