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Capital One Bowl

Dec. 8, 2013

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MADISON, Wis. -- For the eighth time in the last 10 seasons, the Wisconsin football team will be playing in a Jan. 1 bowl game, earning an invitation to the 2014 Capital One Bowl. The 19th-ranked Badgers will take on No. 8 South Carolina on Jan. 1 at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando.

It will be UW’s fifth trip to Orlando in the last nine seasons. The Badgers have found success recently in Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium, going 3-1 there since 2006. In two of its three victories in Orlando, UW has defeated a higher-ranked team.

In the 2006 Capital One Bowl, to cap former head coach Barry Alvarez’s final season on the sidelines, No. 21 Wisconsin defeated No. 7 Auburn, 24-10. The following year, again in the Capital One Bowl, the sixth-ranked Badgers beat No. 12 Arkansas, 17-14. In UW’s last trip to Orlando, for the 2009 Champ Sports Bowl, No. 24 Wisconsin defeated the 14th-ranked Miami Hurricanes, 20-14.

Senior LB Chris Borland is the lone active Badger player to see action in that victory over Miami, registering 2.0 tackles for loss, including a sack, in the final game of his true freshman season.

Wisconsin finished the 2013 regular season with a 9-3 record, including a 6-2 mark in Big Ten play. The Badgers will be attempting to win 10 games for the fourth time in the last five years and ninth time in school history.

South Carolina enters the Capital One Bowl with a 10-2 mark, including a 6-2 record in the SEC. The Gamecocks are coming off a 31-17 win over then-No. 6 Clemson in their last game.

Wisconsin and South Carolina have never met on the gridiron. UW owns an 8-9-1 all-time record against teams currently in the SEC, including a 2-6 mark in bowl games. Wisconsin has not played an SEC team since playing five consecutive bowl games against the conference from 2003-07 (UW went 2-3 in those games). This will be the first of consecutive games for the Badgers against SEC foes as they are scheduled to open the 2014 regular season against LSU in Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, on Aug. 30.

For donors and season ticket holders
If you have not yet requested tickets to the Capital One Bowl, you have until Tuesday, Dec. 10 at NOON CT to order your tickets to retain your donor/season ticket holder status in terms of seat allocation.

For general public
Orders from the general public will be accepted online beginning immediately (Order Tickets Now). Beginning at 7:30 a.m. CT on Monday, Dec. 9, fans may place orders online, over the phone at 1-800-GO-BADGERS or in person at the McGinnis Athletic Ticket Office located at Gate 1 of Camp Randall Stadium.

For student season ticket holders
Tickets will go on sale Monday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. CT online at UWBadgers.com. Full details are available. Students who are not season ticket holders can purchase tickets through the general public sale.

Official travel packages to the Capital One Bowl are available now through the Wisconsin Alumni Association for all alumni, donors and fans. The Official Badger Bowl Tour offers a variety of travel packages to suit your needs and budget with features including charter air from Madison or Milwaukee, deluxe hotel accommodations, a complete game day package, $60 in Bucky Bucks for purchases of your choice, official Capital One Bowl souvenirs and much more!

• 3-night On Wisconsin Air Packages start at $2,124 (double occupancy)
• 3-night On Wisconsin Land Packages start at $1,314 (double occupancy)
• 2-night Bucky Land Packages start at $554 (double occupancy)

For more information and to book your bowl travel, visit uwalumni.com/bowl.

Travel packages are also available from Funjet Vacations, a long-time travel partner of Wisconsin Athletics. For more information about Funjet bowl packages, visit Funjet Vacations.

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