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Tonight was the final episode of Badgers Power Hour in 2012 and that means only two things.... Rose Bowl Preview and our 1st annual 2012 Year in Wisconsin Badgers Sports Awards!! What the hell are those you ask?
Well, we give away awards for the following categories:
- Play of 2012
- Individual Performance of 2012
- BPH Interview of the Year
- Badger of the Year
In the first half of the show yours truly breaks down the Rose Bowl and gives a look at what one Montee Ball is saying ahead of the game... It's safe to say this team is focusing a lot more on the game itself than ever before... Let's just hope it pays off, right?
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Welcome back to the countdown of the biggest stories in the year that was 2012 for the Wisconsin Badgers. When we last were here it was for our No. 7 story, the one about a QB with a bionic like knee becoming the starter down the stretch and leading the Badgers to a Big Ten title.
Today, it's a story that was about as bizarre as they come and one that rocked Badger Nation...
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. They came. They ate. They conquered. Again.
For the second consecutive year, Wisconsin's football team devoured its opponent not literally, thankfully on Friday night at the Lawry's Beef Bowl, an annual tradition between the two teams competing in the Rose Bowl. Much like years past, the carnivore carnage was colossal.
According to official scorers...
Montee Ball and Wisconsin's running game ran wild in the Big Ten conference title game. The Badgers will need that kind of protection and production from Ball and Co. again if it wants to get the best of a very good Stanford defense in the 99th Rose Bowl.
Wisconsin is in the Rose Bowl for the third straight year. This time, the Badgers are bringing a familiar face with them on the sideline.
Athletic director Barry Alvarez, who won three Rose Bowls during his coaching career in Madison, Wis., is handling coaching duties for the 99th Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 following the departure of Bret Bielema for Arkansas.
Alvarez joined his team...
"We're not going to mess around. We're going out there to win the game."
With those words the tone of the 2013 Rose Bowl preparations were set by Barry Alvarez, who will step out from behind his AD desk and coach in his fourth and final granddaddy of them all on January 1st, 2013. Setting the tone is one thing, but getting players to buy in so quickly, that...
When Matt Canada was hired as the offensive coordinator in 2012 from Northern Illinois some fans shook their heads wondering what Bielema was doing hiring a coach that ran a spread offense. Further still, some wondered if Bielema was going to put Matt Canada under some sort of strict orders to pound the rock. Well, according to Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel it&...
For the seniors on this years team they're part of history they'd rather forget, losers of two straight Rose Bowls and all. Those memories aren't lost on the likes of Devin Smith or Mike Taylor who will be part of a group of Wisconsin seniors on the defensive side of the football and along with a renewed focus on the game itself it has the Badgers defense confident about...
Having helped Wisconsin’s defense hold eight opponents to 14 points or less in regulation this season, Beau Allen and the Badgers’ defensive front have been preparing to get into the face of Stanford’s quarterback.
It seems like there's been a lot of negative stuff hovering around our countdown lately and unfortunately that was a major part of the story of Wisconsin athletics in 2012. Not everything came up roses, especially for Montee Ball, who came up at No. 6 for being a victim of a 5-on-1 beatdown just before fall camp opnend up and then we followed that up with a look at the dramatic...
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The time is near. The BCS bowl games are starting this week and college football is back to becoming a priority. After the Mayans failed to end the world, we have some great matchups to welcome in the new year. Will Notre Dame cap off their historic season with a National Championship? Which players will stand out and show off their skills to earn them...
When last we left you on our countdown of the good, the bad, and the ugly that was the year of 2012 in Badger sports, we were talking about arguably the ugliest story of the year - Montee Ball being attacked by 5 people back in late July - which came in at No. 6 in our countdown.
Unfortunately today we're continuing the misery of remembering bad things that happened in...
With less than 72 hours before the 99th Rose Bowl, Wisconsin seniors Montee Ball, Curt Phillips and Mike Taylor and juniors Chris Borland and Travis Frederick address the challenged they will face from No.8 Stanford in Pasadena Tuesday.