Redshirt sophomore center Dan Voltz is hoping his ankle will be well enough to play Saturday night when the 11th ranked Wisconsin Badgers meet 6th ranked Ohio State in Saturday night’s Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Voltz suffered an ankle injury in the regular season finale against Minnesota and didn’t practice until yesterday (Thursday) with a heavy tape job.
Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen is expecting Voltz to play, but if he can’t, the Badgers aren’t ruling out freshman Michael Deiter. Deiter hasn’t played at all this season and was planning to redshirt. But Deiter and his family are reportedly on board and willing to take one for the team if need be.
Whoever plays center for the Badgers on Saturday, they’ll be facing a pair of talented tackles in Michael Bennett and Adolphus Washington. Bennett has four sacks and 8 1/2 tackles for loss. Washington has 3 1/2 sacks and eight tackles for loss. [Read more…]