That got me thinking about what Big Ten arenas/stadiums I've been to.
Illinois - football
Indiana - none
Iowa - football, basketball, wrestling (Big Tens, NCAAs)
Maryland - football, wrestling (NCAAs)
Michigan - football
Michigan State - football
Minnesota - none
Nebraska - none
Northwestern - football, wrestling (Midlands)
Ohio State - football, wrestling (NCAAs)
Purdue - basketball
Rutgers - none
Wisconsin - football, basketball, women's volleyball
Having witnessed the intensity that Iowa wrestling fans had in Carver Hawkeye for both NCAAs and Big Ten wrestling, I can imagine what it would be like for a dual meet and would probably agree with you (the Big House for a football game can get pretty tough though).