Iowa fans are no strangers to travel, so why would this weekend be any different as the Big Ten Championship features the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Michigan Wolverines battling it out in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis this Saturday?

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The Iowa Hawkeyes are introduced before taking the field for the Big Ten Championship game against the Michigan Wolverines at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 04, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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It all kicks off on Friday night, with the Big Ten Kickoff Concert! Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press will perform live on Monument Circle from 4 to 9 PM. Food and drink will be available for purchase, and fan giveaways will happen throughout the night!

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Donovan Edwards #7 of the Michigan Wolverines scores a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the Big Ten Football Championship game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 04, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Then on Saturday, the culmination of a thrilling college football season sees the undefeated Michigan Wolverines (12-0, 9-0 Big Ten) battle against the Iowa Hawkeyes (10-2, 7-2). The Wolverines, seeking their third consecutive Big Ten title, come off a nail-biting 30-24 victory against Ohio State. In addition, coach Jim Harbaugh returns from a suspension for the matchup.

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Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines walks on the field after winning the Big Ten Football Championship game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 04, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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The game promises an electric atmosphere, with ancillary events such as Big Ten RV Nation, Fan Fest, Youth Football Officials Clinic, FOX Sports Cares Night, and a Kickoff Concert amplifying all the Big Ten Championship excitement. The Big Ten Tailgate Town on South Street in Indianapolis is offering a Major League Eating Contest and live music performances, providing fans with the ultimate pre-game experience for those that attend.

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Jack Koerner #28 of the Iowa Hawkeyes tackles Luke Schoonmaker #86 of the Michigan Wolverines in the fourth quarter of the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 04, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Big Ten Tailgate Town on South Street Schedule:

  • Free admission to the public from 10 AM to 8 PM on Saturday, December 2nd.
  • 12:30 - 2:30pm: Alaina Renae Music Performs
  • 3:00 - 4:00pm: St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Contest
  • 4:30 - 6:30pm: Karma Brand Performs
  • 6:30 - 8:00pm: DJ Lockstar Performs
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According to Draft Kings at the time of this posting, betting odds heavily favor Michigan with a moneyline of -2400, a -22 point spread, and an Over/Under set at 35.5 points. Iowa sits at a moneyline of +1200. The Wolverines aim to extend their dominance over Iowa, leading the all-time series 44-15-4 and having won the past three meetings, including their last encounter at the Big Ten Championship in 2021 where the Wolverines walked away 42 to 3 winners.

As the teams vie for the Amos Alonzo Stagg Championship Trophy and a shot at the College Football Playoff, the Big Ten Championship Game will not only showcase top-tier football, but also loads of fan-centric activities to enjoy on-site.

2021 Big Ten Championship - Iowa v Michigan
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Aidan Hutchinson #97 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates with the trophy after the Michigan Wolverines beat the Iowa Hawkeyes 42-3 to win the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 04, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Whether you're a die-hard football enthusiast or a casual observer, this championship clash promises an unforgettable experience in the heart of Indianapolis. Travel safe and, "Let's Go Hawks!"

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