Found December 03, 2012 on Midwest Sports Fans:
So by winning the Big Ten Championship game after finishing in third place in the Leaders Division, the Wisconsin Badgers qualify as one of the worst teams ever to qualify for the Rose Bowl and will be the first program to make the trip to Pasadena after losing five games in the regular season. Guilty as charged. And as predictable as the disrespect is, the Badgers should like how it is working out. With eventual 12-0 Ohio State and Penn State both ineligible for the conference championship and BCS/bowl consideration for the 2012 season, the fact that Wisconsin would basically have a bye to the title game has been a discussion topic since the summer. At one point, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald made the suggestion during a conference pow-wow of a contingency for this season that would have allowed the option for conference representatives to vote in a second-place Legends Division team to fill the slot and face the division champion in Indianapolis. I got a feeling that the Badg...
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