Quotables from Wisconsin Badgers Bret Bielema’s pregame presser

As you wake up and try to get all jacked up for the Big Ten Championship game, make sure to see the best things Wisconsin Badgers Head Coach Bret Bielema had to say during the Friday press conference.

Highlights include the Colts locker room, injury updates, feelings on Nebraska players and some other random tidbits.

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Big Ten Title Game between Wisconsin and Nebraska has B1G ramifications

For the Wisconsin Badgers, a win at the Big Ten Championship game in Indianapolis would mean three straight Big Ten titles and three consecutive Rose Bowl appearances, a feet which is unprecedented in school history.

For the Nebraska Cornhuskers, a win in the Championship game would be their official welcome to the conference as they move on from a successful history in the Big 12 and start anew in just their second year in the Big Ten.

Who said there wasn’t a lot at stake in Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday?

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Examining how the Wisconsin Badgers could go 12-0 or 0-12

Pundits and fans alike have tagged the 2012 Wisconsin Badgers as the favorites to come out of the Big Ten Leaders Division and possibly a darkhorse candidate for the National Championship Game.

Here’s a look at each of the Badgers twelve opponents and what they have to do to win each game as well as how they could lose every game.

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Battle for the Best in the Midwest; #8 Nebraska vs. #7 Wisconsin (Game Preview)

For the first time since 1962 (#3 Wisconsin vs. #5 Minnesota), two top-ten teams will face-off at Camp Randall Stadium. The highly anticipated game between the #7 Wisconsin Badgers (4-0) and #8 Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-0) will be under the lights as the prime-time game on ABC with the help of ESPN College GameDay.

The battle for the Best in the Midwest contains more story lines than As The World Turns, and just might have as many followers as the popular soap opera. Nebraska fans are on a mission to scoop up as many tickets as they can to watch their favorite team in their Big Ten debut while the Badgers fans try to embrace a team who just might have a shot at a national title.

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Badgers LB Chris Borland Knows the Defense is “Ready” for Big Ten Play


Wisconsin Badgers linebacker Chris Borland is one of the undisputed leaders of the seventh ranked defense in the country. The sophomore Borland leads the unit with 35 tackles and five tackles for loss through their first four games.

The defensive unit has been great at keeping points off the board as they rank third in the nation while allowing only 8.5 points per contest. Borland is aware that the Badgers will be tested by the #8 Nebraska Cornhuskers in the Big Ten season opener, but he’s pretty sure the defense is ready for the test.

“I think we’re ready, we had a rough start in week one, but since then we’ve worked hard. We have our fundamentals down and we have a good base going in Big Ten play,” said Borland after the team’s 59-10 win over South Dakota.

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ESPN College GameDay Likely Visiting Madison for Wisconsin/Nebraska Game


According to Benjamin Worgull of Badgernation.com, there’s a “99 percent chance,” of ESPN College GameDay visiting Madison for ABC’s primetime match-up between the #6 Wisconsin Badgers (3-0) and #9 Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-0).

The game will mark the Cornhuskers’ first-ever Big Ten game and it will most likely be the only match-up in the country between top-ten teams next week. [Read more…]