The animosity between Ohio State and Wisconsin has been steadily growing for quite a while now. Over the last five months, that animosity has seemingly reached its boiling point. Going back to October when Wisconsin’s stupid football team beat the top ranked Buckeyes, and stretching to February when Wisconsin’s stupid basketball team beat the top ranked Buckeyes... the schools/fan-bases have developed a near rival-hate for each other.
After the Badgers beat the Buckeyes 71-67 in Madison, there were reports stating one of the students who stormed the court spit in Jared Sullinger’s face. Shortly after the game, Sullinger tweeted:
“To be spit on is just nasty. On top of that in my Face. Before and after the game. Smh [shaking my head]. I just kept walking. More fuel to the fire.”
When this information was presented to Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan, he offered no sympathy, ““There's absolutely nothing that has come to my attention,” Ryan said. “All I know is we won the game, deal with it.”
Ryan’s comments didn’t sit well with Ohio State fans, and the Wisconsin coach (and his team) will likely pay for his harsh and arrogant words when the Badgers visit Columbus for the regular season finale on Sunday. Value City Arena is expected to be packed, loud and hostile for the visiting Badgers as students are urging fans attending the game to wear gray for a “Grayout”. In addition to this, the first 1,400 students at the game will receive a free “Deal With It” rag (pictured above) to wave during the game. Considering the students are lined up right behind both benches, Ryan will likely be in for two hours of unbridled venom.
Ohio State coach Thad Matta is anticipating the loudest, most electric crowd ever in Value City Arena this Sunday. Oh Bo Ryan, you brought this on yourself.