University of Wisconsin
WISCONSIN TO PLAY IN THE 99th ROSE BOWL GAME® PRESENTED BY VIZIO
Updated on: 12/7/2012 9:22:17 PM
The Wisconsin Badgers, champions of the Big Ten Conference, earned a berth to play in the 99th Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO at 1:30 p.m. PT (5:30 p.m. ET) on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at the Rose Bowl Stadium.
“The Tournament of Roses is honored to host the University of Wisconsin to play in The Granddaddy of Them All®,” Tournament of Roses President Sally Bixby said. “As home of the Big Ten and Pac-12 Conference champions, we are proud of our long standing partnership and look forward to a terrific match-up.”
Wisconsin finished the year with an 8-5 overall record (4-4 in conference). The Badgers earned the Big Ten Conference BCS automatic qualifier after defeating the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the Big Ten Football Championship Game, 70-31. They are making their third consecutive and ninth appearance all-time in the Rose Bowl Game. Head coach Bret Bielema becomes the first Badger coach in history to achieve the accomplishment and first Big Ten coach to do so since Bo Schembechler in the late 1970’s. Wisconsin is 3-5 in its Rose Bowl Game appearances.
January 1 will mark the sixth meeting all-time between the Badgers and Cardinal and second Rose Bowl Game match-up; the last contest took place in Pasadena for the 2000 Rose Bowl Game in which Wisconsin went on to win, 17-9.
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