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If there is some advantage to be gleaned whether tactical or practical in playing for a second straight conference championship in the same venue, Wisconsin players are clinging to such a hope like grass stains on a football jersey this week.
Five losses this season? So what. A third-place finish in the Leaders Division? Big Deal. Wisconsin has been here, done that when it comes to the Big Ten title game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
At least, that's what the Badgers are telling themselves.
"We're at a distinct advantage having played there last year, understanding what the game is about and even the practical things like where we're staying and where we're practicing," Badgers linebacker Chris Borland said. "I think the experience helped us last year."
Last season, Wisconsin won the inaugural Big Ten championship 42-39 against Michigan State and clinched its spot in the Rose Bowl. Of course, Nebraska players will tell you just because W...
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MADISON, Wis. Those who labeled Wisconsin running back Montee Ball's season a failure after four weeks are certainly eating their share of crow now. Despite a rocky start, Ball was named on Wednesday to the 2012 American Football Coaches Association All-America team.
He is the only Big Ten player represented on the list and becomes the first Wisconsin player to earn AFCA All...
Earlier in the day we looked at the anatomy of a Nebraska win, now we must look at how Wisconsin can win and get to their third straight Rose Bowl.
How Wisconsin Wins on Saturday?
1) Contain T-Mart: Taylor Martinez had a great game in the September 29th meeting between these two teams; he passed for 181 yards and 2 touchdowns and also ran 13 times for 107 yards and...
MADISON, Wis. Maybe it goes without saying, but in order for Wisconsin to stand a realistic chance of beating Nebraska in the Big Ten championship game, the Badgers will need their full complement of players.
Good thing for Wisconsin its players are getting healthy at the right time.
Wide receiver Jared Abbrederis, linebacker Chris Borland and right guard Kyle Costigan are all...
It almost seemed inevitable that Wisconsin would be sitting right where they are this week, you know representing the Leaders division in Indianapolis. However, the journey there wasn't exactly what any of us would have imagined it to be. That said we have a shot to do something no other team in Wisconsin history has ever done - win three straight Big Ten football championships...
Something you may have noticed is that I haven't posted any updates on Carolina's NCAA prospects in a couple weeks. The reason for this is because there are usually only two games per weekend in the college rankings and with only five players to track, there isn't much to say about them unless they had a big performance. This is especially true if you don't have a...
The first of the countless All-American teams out there came down today as the AFCA (American Football Coaches Association) named their All-American's. On that list was one Montee Ball, who became the only Badger in history to be named a 1st team All-American in back-to-back seasons by the AFCA.
Ball was also the only offensive player on the team to return from the 2011...
MADISON, Wis. Reflections 80 days after Wisconsins worst performance of the football season come with the kind of blunt, honest criticism members of the teams offensive line couldnt diagnose when they were too close to the situation.
Back on Sept. 8, they had no answers. Wisconsin lost a stunning 10-7 decision at Oregon State that day, and the Badgers flaws were obvious. A program...
No. 12 Nebraska vs. Wisconsin (Big Ten Championship Game)
Saturday, 8:17 PM EST - FOX
Line: Nebraska – 2.5
For Nebraska to Win: Shutting down Wisconsin’s run game is vital. While Montee Ball was held to under 100 yards in these teams’ first meeting, he scored three touchdowns. Nebraska’s without arguably their best interior defensive lineman in Baker Steinkuhler...
This is the most exciting time of year for college football fans, as it’s Conference Championship week and Bowl Season is upon us. Automatic BCS bids are on the line in the Big Ten, Big East, ACC, PAC-12, and SEC (though the Big East is just a regular game not a title game). The MAC and Conference USA titles are also on the line, and though neither are automatic qualifiers for...
On Saturday night, the Nebraska Cornhuskers (10-2) and the Wisconsin Badgers (7-5) will face off in the second Big Ten Championship Game.
While the game features last year’s champion, Wisconsin, this season’s championship has a much different feel then the Wisconsin-Michigan State classic from 2011, and the two teams’ paths to this game couldn’t be much different.
Well well well what do you know? I was concerned about K.M Venne. Our chance at going back to back on the three-feature profit was in danger with his Week 12 performance. It looked like a long shot he’d be able to get it back. Nonetheless week 13 rolls around and K.M drops a +480 week to get himself back to a -550 and now week 14 becomes a must have week for our resident Virginia...