Russell Wilson Learns About Paul Bunyan’s Axe

The University of Wisconsin Badgers football team gets ready to battle for Paul Bunyan’s axe this week in Minnesota against the Golden Gophers.

Last year, the Gophers dressed in all white for the game at Camp Randall. The border battle became even more intense when Brett Favre decided to play a couple years with the Minnesota Vikings. But in college, it’s all about the axe.

If you’ve been around here for a long time, you know all about it.. But since Russell Wilson just got to Madison in July, his coach had to educate him about the importance of the rivalry.

“Russell? Russell has no idea,” said Bielema. “Saturday, I grabbed that axe after the game and I said– we’ve got to educate this guy about what this game is all about . So, it’s a fun thing and it’ll gain a little more momentum as the week goes on.”

“Well, I know it’s the oldest rivalry in college football,” said quarterback Russell Wilson.” It means a lot to this football program. and I know once the coach had the axe in practice– everyone has to touch the axe in practice–that’s kind of funny.”

Wisconsin plays at Minnesota this Saturday at 2:30 p.m.