Barrett starts for No. 8 Buckeyes as they take on No. 3 Wisconsin for Big 10 Championship

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says quarterback J.T. Barrett has been cleared to play in tonight’s Big Ten championship game against Wisconsin, less than a week after having knee surgery.

Meyer confirmed that Barrett had a “procedure” on his injured right knee following last week’s victory over Michigan but he didn’t disclose details. The eighth-ranked Buckeyes face No. 3 Wisconsin for the conference title and a possible ticket to the four-team playoff.

“I’ve had a player do it before, was scoped earlier in the week and played, and then I’ve had others that can’t,” Meyer said. “He’s been very positive. It takes a rare individual to be able to [play after surgery] because there’s a pain threshold.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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