Wisconsin Badgers Football Schedule in 2014
The Wisconsin Badgers are ready to build something special this season
as they take to the field for some riveting matchups on their home field. He Badgers have a roster absolutely packed with
talent, as they do most seasons, and they are looking to rise in the ranks. The Badgers play in the Big Ten Conference, one
of the most historic conferences in all of college football. The Badgers are coming off a very solid 2013 season in which
they were able to win nine games and win all but two of their conference matchups. The Badgers are hoping to improve in 2014,
and their strong spring practices and spring game make it seem like they are pointed in the right direction. It was mostly
about the defense in this year's spring game, as the Cardinal Team took down the White Team by a score of 6-0. Austin Ramesh
looked great in the two quarters in which he played, notching 71 yards on the ground. The Badgers are hoping that their defensive
unit can carry this momentum into the regular season and stifle opposing offenses out of the gate in 2014. There are plenty
of great home matchups on the Wisconsin football schedule this season.
The Badgers know that they're going to have a
game on their hands on October 11th when the Illinois Fighting Illini come to Camp Randall Stadium this season. The Illini
have a talented group of players that are looking to make their mark on the Big Ten, and a win against the Badgers would certainly
send a message. Wisconsin is not going to make life easy for Illinois, though, and they're hoping to send them back to Champaign
with a loss. Fans will surely pack the house for this conference matchup.
Another big game is coming to Camp Randall
Stadium on November 15th when the Nebraska Cornhuskers visit Madison. The Huskers are always a tough team to take down, and
that should be the case yet again in 2014. The Badgers would love to get this important Big Ten victory, and a great crowd
is sure to be behind them for this conference battle. Join the biggest Badgers fans at the stadium this season for this or
any of the other great matchups.
Wisconsin Badgers Football History
The Wisconsin Badgers are part of
the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), where they have competed in postseason action for decades. The Badgers
have 24 bowl games under their belt to date, including nine Rose Bowl appearances and five Bowl Championship Series (BCS)
appearances. This incredible feat has made the Badgers one of the most popular teams in college football, and holiday bowl
games are constantly bringing Badgers fans to stadiums across the country as the Badgers look to add more big bowl wins to
Wisconsin's most recent string of bowl game appearances have been in the Rose Bowl in 2011, 2012, and
2013, where they have lost to the TCU Horned Frogs, Oregon Ducks, and Stanford Cardinal, respectively. The Badgers played
in the Champs Sports Bowl in 2008 and 2009, with their last bowl game win over the Miami Hurricanes in 2009 in the Champs
Sports Bowl. Overall, the Badgers are 11-13 in bowl games, also having made appearances in bowls such as the Garden State
Bowl, Independence Bowl, Hall of Fame Classic Bowl, Copper Bowl, Outback Bowl, Sun Bowl, Alamo Bowl, Music City Bowl and Capital
One Bowl. With one of the most prominent programs in the country, the Badgers tend to have plenty of fanfare for a reason.
Big Ten Conference is full of Midwestern athletic powerhouses that have dominated NCAA athletics for decades, and teams like
the Wisconsin Badgers are constantly in the mix for conference championships. The Badgers have been part of the Big Ten since
the late 1800s, and the Wisconsin football team has taken home conference titles in 1896, 1897, 1901, 1906, 1912, 1952, 1959,
1962, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2010, 2011, and 2012. Some of the greatest players in the conference's history of also worn the colors
of the Badgers, including Ron Dayne, Montee Ball, Russell Wilson, Lee Evans and many, many more.
your favorite team storms the gridiron for an electrifying matchup against a rival, you'll understand the difference between
seeing them on your fancy TV and seeing them from the stands. Once you've seen the game the way it was meant to be seen, the
TV experience suddenly feels like taking a look at Mt. Everest on a postage stamp. With a game loaded with players that know
how to put on a show, you'll see first-hand why the college football has become the cream of the crop in American sports,
with the Wisconsin Badgers and their fans right in the middle of the action from season to season.
Badgers Football Trivia
Did you know that Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson only played one season for the
That's right; Wilson played multiple seasons for the North Carolina Wolfpack as the starting quarterback
before transferring to Wisconsin and leading the Badgers to a great year before going pro. Wilson went on to win the Super
Bowl with the Seahawks.
Wisconsin Badgers Fans
There are several NCAA football rivalries between teams
that see a traveling trophy cross state lines back and forth year after year, and the Wisconsin Badgers have one of these
– known as Paul Bunyan's Axe – with the Minnesota Golden Gophers that has become the most-played rivalry in NCAA
football. The eccentric Paul Bunyan's Axe is a traveling trophy that goes home with the winning team after the UW-UM matchup
every season, and the rivalry has been playing out every year since 1907, making it one of the longest rivalries in college
football history. But it isn't only about the rivalry with the Gophers, as the Badgers have plenty of other amazing games
on the schedule that help to make their matchups loaded with anticipation leading up to the opening kick-off. When you're
there in the middle of a nail-biter surrounded by tens of thousands of passionate fans, you'll understand loud and clear why
it doesn't get any better than Badgers football.