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What they're saying: Badgers in Super Bowl XLVII (Friday)

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Win season tickets with the Super Badgers Challenge

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Anyone who has watched the Super Bowl has played the games: who will win the coin toss, how long will the national anthem take, who will score the first touchdown? With all the Badgers connections in Super Bowl XLVIII, we're putting a UW spin on it. And the best part is, if you answer all 10 questions correctly, you could win a pair of season tickets for 2014.

How many rushing yards will Montee Ball have? Will Russell Wilson throw a TD pass? Will Chris Maragos or O'Brien Schofield make a tackle? If you think you know the answer, take the challenge.

If no one gets answers all 10 questions correctly, the person with the most right answers will win a pair of tickets to a home game of their choice. Good luck!

What they're saying: Badgers in Super Bowl XLVII (Thursday)

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As we creep closer to kickoff, the spotlight on Seahawks' QB Russell Wilson starts to become bigger and bigger. ESPN.com has three stories about the former Badgers star and The New York Times penned a profile as well. The Chicago Tribune is well aware of the UW theme in Super Bowl XLVIII and Barry Alvarez tells ESPNWisconsin.com what makes Rose Bowl winning QB Darrell Bevell a great coach.

-- Chicago Tribune - At Super Bowl XLVIII, it's 'On, Wisconsin' indeed
-- ESPN.com - The adoration of Russell Wilson
-- ESPN.com - Seattle QB plays for two generations
-- ESPN.com - Russell Wilson's kindness leaves mark
-- New York Times - A Standout Who's Easy to Miss
-- ESPNWisconsin.com - In his blood: Darrell Bevell was born to coach
-- St. Louis Post-Dispatch - From Wentzville to Super Bowl for Montee Ball
-- Lake County News Sun - Schofield will play important role in Super Bowl, even if he doesn't play at all

'Varsity' Magazine is out and has complete coverage of the Badgers in Super Bowl XLVIII.

We talk to 2009 team captain Chris Maragos about his incredible journey. It starts as a high school troublemaker and transitions to a walk-on wide receiver at Western Michigan. After that didn't work out, a bit of luck and perseverance turned him into a walk-on safety at Wisconsin and later an honorable mention All-Big Ten choice. His NFL path has been just as winding, from undrafted free agent, to out of a job, to special teams force. Among familiar faces with the Seahawks, he plans to savor this experience.





UWBadgers.com senior writer Mike Lucas caught up with Montee Ball, who touched on a number of topics, including his first text message from Peyton Manning, how he overcame his early season fumbling issues, and his advice to Melvin Gordon as he was trying to make a decision very similar to the one Ball had to make.

We asked a number of Badger student-athletes and coaches how they would spend Super Bowl Sunday. Which coach had to pass on tickets to the big game? Where is the football team gathering to watch their former teammates? Find out here.

You can subscribe to 'Varsity' Magazine here or download the iOS (http://go.wisc.edu/VarsityiOS) or Android (http://go.wisc.edu/VarsityDroid) App.

Complete Super Bowl XLVIII coverage in 'Varsity' Magazine

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'Varsity' Magazine, the official digital magazine of Wisconsin Athletics, comes out tomorrow with its Super Bowl XLVIII preview issue. It features an exclusive feature story on Chris Maragos' rise from transfer walk-on, to team captain, to Super Bowl participant as well as Montee Ball's thoughts on playing with Peyton Manning and Melvin Gordon's decision to return to the Badgers. Also included is our complete coverage from Tuesday's Media Day, where we caught up with all five Badgers participating in Sunday's game.

'Varsity' Magazine is emailed to subscribers every Thursday morning. It is also available via mobile app for either iOS (http://go.wisc.edu/VarsityiOS) or Adnroid (http://go.wisc.edu/VarsityDroid) devices.

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What they're saying: Badgers in Super Bowl XLVII (Wednesday)

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Media Day is in the books and the focus is starting to narrow in to what will actually happen on the field Sunday. One the Seattle side, that means much of the glare turns to Russell Wilson. For the Broncos, Montee Ball's emergence over the latter part of the season has helped balance the offense.

What they're saying: Badgers in Super Bowl XLVIII (Tuesday)

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Tuesday of Super Bowl week can only mean one thing ... Media Day. The Broncos and Seahawks each had their time before more than 5,000 credentialed media at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. this morning. You can re-live our live coverage of the event, with a lot of Badgers flavor, right here.

Everyone else got in on the act as well, and here is some of the best from around the web:

-- ESPN.com - Russell Wilson is the Houdini of QBs
-- Sporting News - Why Broncos should fear Russell Wilson
-- SeattlePI.com - Seahawks' Russell Wilson has been growing hair out for Super Bowl appearance
-- Gazette.com - Faith links Super Bowl duo Russell Wilson and Montee Ball
-- Racine Journal Times - Maragos' extended family feeds off Super Bowl mania


Live coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day

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With so many participants in Super Bowl XLVIII, we figured we had to be on site at the Prudential Center in New Jersey for Media Day on Tuesday. So join us as we talk to Montee Ball, Chris Maragos, O'Brien Schofield, Russell Wilson and Darrell Bevell.

Super Bowl XLVIII starts at 9:30 a.m. with the Denver Broncos. The Seattle Seahawks, and their four Badgers, are on the clock starting at 11:45 a.m. CT. Both teams are available for an hour.

NFL Network will have live television coverage of the day but for all things Badgers, and the sights and sounds from Media Day, check out our live blog below or follow us on Twitter (@BadgerFootball).


Good luck, Badgers!

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As Super Bowl week kicks off, take a look back at where it all started for five of the participants in Super Bowl XLVIII:


What they're saying: Badgers in Super Bowl XLVII

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With five former Badgers participating in Super Bowl XLVIII and the immense amount of coverage that the big game receives, it will be tough to get a handle on all the things written and said about Russell Wilson, Montee Ball, Chris Maragos, O'Brien Schofield and Darrell Bevell this week. Well, we have you covered.

Each day we'll provide a wrap-up of news gathered from around the web. Here are today's entries:

-- SI.com - Super Bowl XLVIII shaping up to be a Wisconsin Badger Bowl
-- Denver Post - Super reunion awaiting ex-Badgers Montee Ball, Russell Wilson
-- NJ.com - Former Wisconsin teammates, Russell Wilson and Montee Ball, prepare to face off
-- ESPN.com - This moment isn't too big for Wilson
-- Reuters.com - Super Bowl-bound Wilson defies quarterback prototype
-- DenverBroncos.com - Broncos Pride Flows Deep for Montee Ball
-- FoxSports.com - Ex-Badger Maragos on 'surreal' trip to Super Bowl, Seahawks teammate Sherman

Be sure to check out our complete coverage of Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday as we will be on-site at the Prudential Center in New Jersey as both teams meet the media.
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