Your calendars are marked and many of you will be in Big Ten stadiums every Saturday this fall.
But if you had only one Big Ten game to attend, where would you go? I know, there are some very tough choices. The Big Ten has its standard fare of rivalry games, and the schedule takes on a new dynamic this fall as divisional play begins. Suddenly a Michigan State-Iowa game or a Penn State-Illinois game means a little more than it did before.
There's also the arrival of Nebraska into the Big Ten. The league did the Huskers no favors with the 2011 schedule. The plus side is Nebraska will play several marquee games this fall.
It's time to select the Big Ten's can't-miss game.
Ohio State's trip to Nebraska on Oct. 8 certainly jumps out as a possibility. It marks Nebraska's Big Ten home opener, the return of quarterback Terrelle Pryor and four other Buckeyes players from suspension, and, at least for now, the return of Ohio State coach Jim Tressel to the sideline. All eyes will be on Lincoln as the Buckeyes and Huskers meet under the lights.
Nebraska's first game as a Big Ten conference member also is on the can't-miss radar. The Huskers visit Wisconsin on Oct. 1 in what should be an electric atmosphere at Camp Randall Stadium. Nebraska's clash with Michigan State later in the month could decide the Legends division.
Speaking of division-deciding games, Wisconsin at Ohio State certainly qualifies. The teams shared the Big Ten title with Michigan State last season, but Wisconsin's victory against the Buckeyes pushed the Badgers to Pasadena.
And let's not forget The Game, as Brady Hoke leads Michigan for the first time against the team he refers to only as "Ohio."
There are many more marquee games, but I was limited to five choices.
It's time to cast your vote for the Big Ten's can't-miss contest.