Scandal Lingers as Penn State Plays Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- With No. 15 Wisconsin set to take on No. 20 Penn State and a spot in the Big Ten title game on the line Saturday, Badgers players have a difficult time imagining how they'd react if they were caught in the middle of a scandal on the scale of the one unfolding at Penn State.

And they're impressed with the way Nittany Lions players have handled it.

Badgers running back Montee Ball says his heart goes out to the victims and figures the players just want to tune out distractions and go play football. Ball adds, "and they're doing a good job at it."

While the child sex abuse allegations against former Penn State assistant Jerry Sandusky dwarf anything that might happen on a football field, Nittany Lions players still hope to salvage something from their season.

The winner clinches the Big Ten Leaders division and will take on Legends division winner Michigan State in the Big Ten championship game in Indianapolis next Saturday.

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