Badgers Take On Ducks In Rose Bowl

After weeks of preparation and expectation, the University of Wisconsin Badgers will return to the Rose Bowl on Monday with the intention of avenging last year’s loss.

This time, the Badgers will challenge the University of Oregon Ducks in what many sports watchers predict will be a battle of high-energy offenses.

The Rose Bowl is a living archive of football tradition. Every year, teams participate in the same oceanside pep rallies, Disneyland visits and Hollywood beef-eating extravaganzas before those flowered parade floats glide down Colorado Boulevard right before the game.

All that history suits No. 9 Wisconsin perfectly. Coach Bret Bielema has built a Midwest powerhouse by largely adhering to traditional styles and schemes, determined to win Rose Bowls with unapologetically old-fashioned football.

Although No. 6 Oregon usually seems to be visiting our planet from the near future, the Ducks also love every bit of the history they see out of their mirrored helmets.

The last two losers of the Rose Bowl will return Monday for a chance at redemption in the 98th edition of the Granddaddy of Them All.