Welcome to Axe Week

MADISON, Wis. — It’s the biggest game on Wisconsin’s schedule and not just because it’s the next one.

It’s Minnesota and the battle for Paul Bunyan’s axe. And this is a rivalry that Jim Leonhard knows all too well. The Badgers Interim Head Coach went 2-2 as player against the Gophers, but went out on top as a senior winning the axe.

“You just know the records don’t matter,” Leonhard said. “It’s going to be a physical game, you have to earn it.”

Kick off at Camp Randall is set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday.