Upon leaving the practice field, the Badgers appeared at the Party at the Pier pep rally at the famous Santa Monica Pier, where 25,000 Badger fans turned out. The fifth installment of Mike Lucas' series takes a look at the 1999 Rose Bowl, which capped an unlikely 11-1 season for a Badgers team that had earned little respect from outsiders. Lucas Looks Back: 1999 Rose Bowl | 1994 | 1963 | 1960 | 1953 Cool and windy conditions greeted the Badgers for Wednesday's 16-period practice at the Home Depot Center. 4 Photo Gallery Wednesday began with a press conference for defensive coordinator Dave Doeren and select defensive players. Press Conference Coverage: | | The Voice of the Badgers, Matt Lepay, takes a look at the matchup between Wisconsin and TCU and sees the potential for another classic Rose Bowl Game. The Voice: Matchup has makings of a classic Looking back on Badgers' Rose Bowl history All week long, leading up to the Rose Bowl, will offer a look back at each of the previous six Wisconsin teams to play in the Granddaddy of Them All.After Wednesday's practice ended, members of the team went off to three different charities: the Boys and Girls Club of Pasada, a local children's hospital and Five Acres, an organization that helps vulnerable children and families. Blog: Team endures blustery conditions, visits charities ? Jay Valai and Aaron Henry were a hit among the assembled media, so be sure to check out some of their comments in the stories linked below. The fourth installment of Mike Lucas' series takes a look at the 1994 Rose Bowl, which marked the first of three wins in Pasadena for Barry Alvarez. Lucas Looks Back: 1994 Rose Bowl | 1963 | 1960 | 1953 Fans flocking to follow Badgers While the Badgers continue preparations for the Rose Bowl with a fourth on-site practice Wednesday afternoon, their fans are beginning to roll into Southern California.Tammy Baldwin introducing a resolution to commend the Badgers for their Big Ten title and Rose Bowl bid. Football team honored by Baldwin via House Resolution After suffering blood clots in his lungs late in the 2009 season, center Peter Konz used his time away from the playing field to get to work in the weight room. Watt continued a trend of adding new hardware to the Wisconsin football team's trophy case late Sunday by winning the 2010 Lott IMPACT Trophy at a banquet in Newport Beach, Calif. Watt wins Lott IMPACT Trophy Also Sunday, head coach Bret Bielema met with the media following the announcement to take questions about the Badgers' first Rose Bowl trip since 2000.
Practice #2 Photo Gallery Check out a behind-the-scenes look at the Badgers' day at Disneyland on Sunday: Looking back on Badgers' Rose Bowl history All week long, leading up to the Rose Bowl, will offer a look back at each of the previous six Wisconsin teams to play in the Granddaddy of Them All. Departure Day Photo Gallery Head coach Bret Bielema met with members of the media upon the team's arrival at the hotel and offered some thoughts on taking in the sights at the Rose Bowl Stadium and how the Badgers plan to use their week of practice: Join in the conversation on Twitter You've already found the home for Rose Bowl news on UWBadgers.com, but you can also use Twitter for frequent updates from Pasadena and to join in the Rose Bowl conversation. Watt: @JJWatt99 Rose Bowl coverage from all angles The fine people at University Communications and the Wisconsin Alumni Association are combining with to provide blanket coverage of the 2011 Rose Bowl Game.
The second installment of Mike Lucas' series takes a look at the the 1959 Badgers, whose prolific offense carried them into the program's second Rose Bowl appearance. Lucas Looks Back: 1960 Rose Bowl The Badgers got down to business Sunday by taking part in a 12-period practice in half-pack at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Simply include the hashtag #rosebowluw in all your Rose Bowl-related tweets to join in. If you haven't already, be sure to check out the Global Big Red page on as well as the WAA's Bowl Headquarters page (they're both linked at the top of this page for easy reference).
Here are a few Twitter accounts to make sure you're following: ? Check out photos from the offense's meeting with the media: ? Offense Press Conference Photo Gallery Looking back on Badgers' Rose Bowl history All week long, leading up to the Rose Bowl, will offer a look back at each of the previous six Wisconsin teams to play in the Granddaddy of Them All. 2 is in the books for the Badgers, who drilled for 22 periods in near-perfect weather conditions at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
The latest on-site news from UWBadgers.com: @UWBadgersdotcom ? The third installment of Mike Lucas' series takes a look at the 1963 Rose Bowl, which featured the combination of Ron Vander Kelen and Pat Richter leading a fourth-quarter comeback that fell just short in a loss to USC. Following practice, the team got a surprise pep talk from former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, who was quick to point out that each of three previous UW teams he had talked to went on to win the Rose Bowl.
Sign up by clicking the Bucky Mail link below and checking 'Badger Football Insider' in the 'Athletic Communications' section. Locker Room Setup Photo Gallery Head coach Bret Bielema opened his day by joining Erin Andrews and Kirk Herbstreit live on ESPN College Game Day from the field at the Rose Bowl Stadium: ? for their team photo before heading to a one-hour practice. Team Photo Day Photo Gallery Big Ten Network will air its Rose Bowl Preview Show at p.m.
Get all the latest news on the Badgers from and around the Web directly from UW Athletic Communications each day, delivered straight to your inbox. Check out an inside look at the Badgers' home away from home: ? The rest of the team then joined the aforementioned players at the stadium at 2 p.m.However, with a full week of practice on the horizon, there was a chance for a little fun as the team traveled to Disneyland to take part in an official Rose Bowl welcome celebration. Disneyland Photo Gallery Following Sunday's practice, senior TE Lance Kendricks shared his thoughts on the beginning of game week and the opportunity the team had for a first look at the Rose Bowl on Saturday. Here are a few Twitter accounts to make sure you're following: ? Here are some of recent highlights from their coverage: Former UW Marching Band member -- and former UW Athletic Communications staffer -- Dan Uttech is writing a blog for the WAA as he travels to Pasadena to take in the game as a fan: ? Rose Bowl sim: Wisconsin tops TCU Linebacker Chris Borland and offensive tackle Josh Oglesby were both sidelined early in the season by injury and have watched the Badgers' run to the Rose Bowl in street clothes, Mike Lucas writes: ?Check out photos from practice and the Badgers' excursion to Disneyland below. Looking back on Badgers' Rose Bowl history All week long, leading up to the Rose Bowl, will offer a look back at each of the previous six Wisconsin teams to play in the Granddaddy of Them All. The latest on-site news from UWBadgers.com: @UWBadgersdotcom ? 'Once a Badger...' Rose Bowl Blog The UW-Madison Division of International Studies offers a guide for translating "rose" into a number of world languages: ? Lisa Ann Abbrederis, aunt of WR Jared Abbrederis, wrote a special Rose Bowl poem for the WAA: ? Borland, Oglesby watch Rose Bowl run from sidelines Badger fans traveling to Pasadena for the Rose Bowl Game are invited to utilize an on-location fan information service provided by Wisconsin Athletics to make your bowl trip a more pleasant experience: ? The team then took part in a 12-period practice at the Home Depot Center. Rose Bowl Media Day Photo Gallery Looking back on Badgers' Rose Bowl history All week long, leading up to the Rose Bowl, will offer a look back at each of the previous six Wisconsin teams to play in the Granddaddy of Them All. The finalinstallment of Mike Lucas' series takes a look at the 2000 Rose Bowl, as the Badgers became the first Big Ten team to win back-to-back games in Pasadena. Lucas Looks Back: 2000 Rose Bowl | 1999 | 1994 | 1963 | 1960 | 1953 Thursday was a busy day for the Wisconsin football team, beginning with Rose Bowl Media Day at the Marriott Los Angeles Downtown this morning.Mike Lucas' series on those Rose Bowl squads begins today, and you can also find some still-vivid memories from that 1953 UW team in a piece by Tam Flarup: ? Rose Bowl Memories: UW's first Rose Bowl team The Wisconsin football team hit the ground in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon and got a brief introduction to the Rose Bowl Stadium before checking into the team hotel. Bowl Central Fan Information Center (on-site fan services): @uwbowlcentral ? Badger Rose Bowl Poem Badgers win video game simulation The Rose Bowl is sure to be dissected from every angle in the week leading up to kickoff, but started things off by running a simulation of the contest using EA Sports' NCAA Football 11 video game. Bowl Central Fan Information Center announced Besides the honor of National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete and a sizeable postgraduate scholarship, UW senior quarterback Scott Tolzien left New York with some advice on handling the pressure of playing in the Rose Bowl, courtesy of Alabama signal-caller Greg Mc Elroy. Lucas at Large: Tolzien gets Rose Bowl advice from Mc Elroy Junior defensive back Antonio Fenelus and senior linebacker Blake Sorensen spoke with following practice Wednesday to offer their take on TCU's potent offense and what it means to play in the Rose Bowl. Also Sunday, head coach Bret Bielema and the Badgers' captains met with the media following the announcement to take questions about the Badgers' first Rose Bowl trip since 2000.