A day to get settled

Today is the Badgers' first full day in Orlando after arriving at the team hotel around 8 p.m. Wednesday night. The itinerary is fairly light as the team will not practice today. With a full week in Orlando, head coach Bret Bielema is treating this like a normal game week. In that scenario, Thursday=Monday, which is the players' usual off day.

Check out our Travel Day video from yesterday featuring O'Brien Schofield, Chris Maragos, Jaevery McFadden and John Clay.

Wake up is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. followed by breakfast and some meetings. The team will hold a quick walkthrough and get in some conditioning before loading the busses at noon to leave for its Best Buy shopping spree. As part of the gift from the Champs Sports Bowl, each player gets $420 to spend at Best Buy. Remembering to last year, a number of the players used the money for last-minute Christmas gifts for friends and relatives. 'Tis better to give than to receive.

At 2:15 p.m., the team has two optional trips, one to Universal Studios and the other to SeaWorld. Be sure to look for a complete report as well as video of the players at Universal later today only at UWBadgers.com. Check out last year's SeaWorld trip here.

After that, the players are on their own until Christmas morning. I'm sure they will all be in bed nice and early in anticipation of Santa Claus visiting their rooms. Hopefully they remember his cookies and milk.
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