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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.
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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...
It's time... time for the New Year to begin, but before we get there it's also time for us to hit on the biggest stories of the year and on our countdown we've reached the cream of the crop... Yes, the top 3 stories of 2012. We last left off talking about one of the greatest records in all of college football - as No. 4 was Montee Ball breaking the career TD record.Â...
LOS ANGELES A natural line of questioning during bowl game build-up is to ask football players to compare their next opponent with previous opponents from the season. The idea is that a team and media members can find some sort of gauge for the future based on the way it has played in the past.
So when Wisconsin quarterback Curt Phillips was asked this week to liken Stanfords...
(Center Travis Frederick gives ceremonial first pour at the Lawry's Beef Bowl)
Wisconsin made it 6-1 in their trips to the Rose Bowl.... Wait, that's not right... Ah, but it is. See, they made it 6-1 in the annual Lawry's Beef Bowl, an unofficial eating contest that takes place the week of the Rose Bowl each year since 1956. Bucky bested Stanford in a close battle...
This story may have been one of the later events in terms of its position in the calendar year, but it was undoubtedly one of the biggest, not only of the year, but in the history of Wisconsin Athletics.
The beauty of this story lies not in what happened, but how it happened. Â Itâ€™s safe to say that the 2012 football season didnâ€™t go as many in Badger nation had planned....
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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.Â
Unfortunately today we're continuing the misery of remembering bad things that happened in...
You can worry about those resolutions on Jan. 2.
While the ages of every game being played on New Years Day are long gone back in 1960 there were just eight games compared to todays 35 in a postseason that runs from Dec. 15-Jan. 7 the day still belongs to college football.
With a slate that includes two BCS games in the Rose and Orange Bowls, three SEC-Big Ten clashes and the...
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...
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
- IndividualÂ Performance of 2012
- BPH Interview of the Year
- Badger of the YearÂ ...
Stanford vs. Wisconsin
Jan. 1, 5pm (ET), ESPN
Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
Line: Stanford -6 1/2
If you're a Big Ten fan, a Pac-12 fan, or heck a fan of tradition in college sports, than this is the one for you. After all, they don't call it the "Granddaddy of Them All" for nothing. In this years edition we've got a pair of threepeaters as Wisconsin makes...
From losing an offensive line coach in week two to seeing a head coach depart after the season, Wisconsin and its offensive line have had every reason to quit. Thanks in part to junior captain Travis Frederick, they are playing some of their best football at the most important time.