Editorial: An impressive record

Editorial: An impressive record

We see no need to wait until after Saturday’s Big Ten Conference championship football game to declare this season a success for the University of Wisconsin football team. A perfect 12 and 0 regular season record is reason enough to celebrate an historic accomplishment. But the unblemished record is only part of the story.

What we’d really like to celebrate is the low-key, humbly confident, workmanlike approach this team and coaching staff has taken to this year and the team-first respect for each game and each opponent that has become more and more uniquely Wisconsin.

With much of college football wrapped up in media hype, social and mainstream, and bigger-than-necessary personalities both on the field and the sidelines, Wisconsin’s lack of drama is refreshing. Ignore the noise, play the game, have each other’s back and enjoy the experience. We could do with more of that in other areas of our world today. And perhaps we’d have similar success. We congratulate Wisconsin’s football team and thank them for a season well-played.