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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.

Sights and sounds of Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day



We went along for the ride with Denver's Montee Ball and Seattle's Darrell Bevell, Chris Maragos, O'Brien Schofield and Russell Wilson as the former Badgers took part in Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day.

Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day: O'Brien Schofield



We caught up with former Badgers DE O'Brien Schofield at Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day to discuss his path to Seattle, Badgers and Seahawks teammate Chris Maragos and what he's most looking forward to for Super Bowl week.

Photos: Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day

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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


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