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PASADENA, Calif. Two-minute drives and Wisconsin quarterback Curt Phillips had become synonymous during his brief stint as the team's starter. Facing dire situations against tough Ohio State and Penn State defenses last month, Phillips led the Badgers down the field for game-tying touchdown drives to force overtime.
So when Wisconsin trailed Stanford on Tuesday evening by six points with just a few minutes remaining, it seemed reasonable to believe Phillips would work his magic one last time. One more march down the field, and Phillips would go down in Wisconsin lore for pulling a Rose Bowl victory out of the hat.
It didn't happen.
Phillips' final pass was tipped at the line of scrimmage and intercepted at Stanford's 42-yard-line with 2:03 remaining in the game, and Stanford went on to defeat Wisconsin, 20-14, to capture the Rose Bowl. The throw, intended for Badgers tight end Jacob Pedersen, never had a chance.
"It was a bit of a miscommunication between us, b...
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Stanford safety Jordan Richards delivered a smashing hit to Wisconsin wide receiver Chase Hammond in the Rose Bowl on Tuesday. The play occurred midway through the third quarter on a 3rd-and-7 situation when Badgers quarterback Curt Phillips proceeded to launch a long pass attempt to Hammond. Hammond would drop the pass just before Richards met him with a crushing blow.Hammond was...
PASADENA, Calif. Hope arrived at a podium on Dec. 6 in the form of a 65-year-old man who hadn't coached a football game in seven years. He sat before a crowd of reporters, 13 camera crews, team captains and assistant coaches to announce that, yes, the speculation was true. He would end his retirement to coach in the Rose Bowl.
For one game only, at the behest of team captains...
The way Wisconsin's season played out, a third consecutive Rose Bowl loss fit right in.
The unranked Badgers were beaten 20-14 by No. 8 Stanford on Tuesday, another thorn in a season full of them. Three overtime losses. Coach Bret Bielema quitting to go to Arkansas. Star running back Montee Ball attacked and left with a concussion in August.
Even the one-game return of Barry...
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...
There is a saying that the 3rd time is the charm, but yesterday that was definitely not the case for the Wisconsin Badgers as they went down to their 3rd straight Rose Bowl defeat, 20-14 to Stanford, yesterday. Just like the previous two times it was a case of close but no cigar and unfortunately for Badger fans everywhere we saw this start kill Bucky before this year - just look...
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....
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist Loyalty being what it is these days in college football, you didn't know whether to be happy or sad to see Barry Alvarez back on the Wisconsin sideline seven years after he left coaching to become the Badgers' athletic director.
Wisconsin was one of two schools playing Tuesday - Northern Illinois was the other - whose...
Wisconsin will get a third crack at snapping the Big Tenâ€™s losing streak in the Rose Bowl. A conference team hasnâ€™t brought home the roses since the Badgers last did it in the 2000 game when they downed Stanford.
The Grandaddy of them all will mark the end of a brief, albeit sizeable, flurry of bowl games featuring BIG squads. The game will appear on ESPN at 5 p.m. E.T.
Rose Bowl notebook - Wisconsin running back Montee Ball became the first player to rush for 100 yards and score a touchdown in three consecutive Rose Bowl.
The Wisconsin Badgers will play against the No. 6 Stanford Cardinal.
Kickoff: 5:00 pm EST
Line: Stanford is a 5.5 point favorite against Wisconsin.
Over/under:Â 47.0 points
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Desperately wanting to get his Rose Bowl trophy after the Cardinal downed the Wisconsin Badgers 20-14, David Shaw gives ESPN's Heather Cox the worst post game interview in current memory. And the...
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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...