How the USC Trojans Became the Big Ten’s Great “Unifier”

Posted by Rick McMahan on August-18-2009 Add Comments

There is a strange movement afoot in America's heartland.

Once and still bitter rivals in the Midwest have locked arms and with a single voice have sounded the signal of support for one of their brethren.

When Ohio State takes the field on Sept. 12 at the Horseshoe, they will carry with them the honor and dignity of the entire Big Ten conference.

Now, it can't be overlooked that the Big Ten needs this victory by the Buckeyes. The road to reclaiming its national respectability would be paved by a win on that day.

The Big Ten conference, needless to say, has taken it on the chin over the last few years. It is a proud conference with an incredible legacy, but one that has suffered ignoble defeats with al...

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