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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.

Badgers Give Back: DisneyQuest

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Under the Sea

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The month of November can be rough on kickers in the Big Ten, what with the cold temperatures, hard footballs and windy conditions. For UW kicker Jack Russell and punter Drew Meyer, the 70-degree weather in Orlando is very welcomed.

Mike Lucas caught up with both kickers after a couple days in Florida to get their thoughts on the Capital One Bowl and how the improved conditions will affect their games.

"It's like Christmas all over again," said placekicker Jack Russell on the day after Christmas.
"The ball is definitely jumping off the foot a little more, we're excited," said punter Drew Meyer.


Russell has made eight of his last nine field goal attempts over the last four games.

"Jack is playing now with much more confidence," Meyer said of Russell. "He's kicking the ball great; it's really jumping off his foot. I'm excited to see what he's going to do in the bowl game."


Meyer, on the other hand, is looking to build off a solid performance in the Badgers' last bowl game, the 2013 Rose Bowl.

In last season's Rose Bowl, Meyer averaged 44.6 yards on seven punts. He had three downed inside the 20. It was his first appearance on the postseason stage and he acquitted himself well.


Read the entire story: Specialists warm up to kicking in Capital One Bowl

Capital One Bowl: Around the Web

What they're saying about the Capital One Bowl

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Each year when the bowl matchups are announced, media outlets scramble to make a list of the best, most watchable and most intriguing games.This year is no different and the Capital One Bowl between the Badgers and South Carolina ranks high among the 35 bowl games this year. Here's a rundown of what people around the country are saying about this Big Ten-SEC matchup:

- Athlon - No. 5
- SI.com - No. 6
- ESPN.com - No. 6
- CBSSports.com - No. 6
- SBNation - No. 7
- USA Today - No. 9



Twitter chat from Thursday

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