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OSU's Rose Bowl victory is a win for the Big Ten

Updated: January 2, 2010, 3:26 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPN Los Angeles

PASADENA, Calif. -- As traditions go, the Pac-10 playing the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl was getting to be as outdated as a Christmas fruitcake and as ugly as a holiday sweater.

The Big Ten was beginning to be the old guy who gets invited to play in every pickup basketball game out of respect but ends up looking as out of place as Abe Vigoda in a relay race.

That was until Friday, when the Big Ten and Ohio State underwent a face-lift that would make Joan Rivers proud. Ohio State's 26-17 ...

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