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South Carolina Gamecocks
Florida State Seminoles
Mississippi State Bulldogs
Penn State Nittany Lions
Oklahoma State Cowboys
Alabama Crimson Tide
Northern Illinois Huskies
Boise State Broncos
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 likes of Wisconsins Montee Ball, South Carolinas Jadeveon Clowney, Michigans Denard Robinson and Florida States Bjoern Werner, theres no shortage of intriguing matchups and stars to keep you satiated.
Herewith, what to watch -- and what to watch for -- in our viewers guide to the six New Years Day bowls.
Mississippi State (8-4) vs. No. 20 Northwestern (9-3)
Noon, ET (ESPN2)
Why You Should Watch: Because the Wildcats are trying to end a bowl drought that dates back to the Truman Administration.
Northwestern hasnt won a bowl game since the 1949 Rose Bowl, dropping nine straight postseason appea...
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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 Montee Ball wore a wreath adorned with shiny ornaments as he stood near Sleeping Beauty's castle and Mickey Mouse. In the land of make believe, the emotions inside Ball were very real.
He stared into the rows of fans and back at his Wisconsin teammates, trying to savor the precious moments that remained of his college football career, including this trip to Disneyland...
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...
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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...
#6 Stanford vs. WisconsinRose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
Tuesday, January 1st, 5:00 PM on ESPN
Do we really need an intro for the Rose Bowl? The Granddaddy of Them All? The oldest and most prestigious bowl game in college football? The Rose Bowl has been the highest attended bowl game since 1945, and has crowned dozens of national champions. Stanford is making their 13th appearance...
Welcome to 2013 folks... We made it and those that misread the Mayan calendar are now in hiding somewhere. Glad you could join us in the new year, but before we have a little fun this afternoon in the Rose Bowl it's time to take one last look back at 2012.Â
If you've missed our previous editions of the "Badgers 2012 Year in Review let's rewind the countdown...
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....
HEY HEY WE BEAT AN SEC TEAM. Clemson won and actually gives us SOMETHING to be excited about after this season. Anyways this is Part 2 of the Bowl Extravaganza and weâ€™re six games into a 15 game slate. I would love to spend the whole intro talking about Clemson but frankly Iâ€™m in a state of shock. I imagine this is what seeing someone next to you killed feels like. My fingers...
The Rose Bowl: Wisconsin Badgers (8-5) and Stanford Cardinals (11-2)
Jan. 1, 5pm CT
ESPN â€“ Pasadena, CA
Player Swag Bag: Gift suite, Fossil watch, Oakley backpack, New Era Thirty Nine Thirty cap
Wisconsinâ€™s Season: Wisconsin is the first 5-loss team to play in the Rose Bowl. So it goes. Wisconsin finishes the season unranked. So it goes. Wisconsinâ€™s head coach Bret Bielema...
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.
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 their...