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  1. It sounds like the Husker Marching Band is making the trip up to Madison to march for the game. May not seem like a big deal to you all, but Camp Randall hasn't had another marching band touch its field for 35+ years. They stopped coming when the reputation of the Wisconsin student section began to precede itself.
  2. Hello Huskers, Just stopping by to see who is all making the journey to Madison next weekend! I'll be driving down from Minneapolis to catch the game with my family: it will be my first time getting down to Camp Randall this year. I figured this night game will be a great atmosphere, and I know NU will bring a loyal contingent regardless of the growing pains of your team. Make no mistake: No sane Badger fan will be sleeping on this game against Nebraska, especially after we got caught looking past the god damn Mormons. Looking forward to a fun-filled football weekend in Madison, and I hope to run into many of you on State Street Friday/Saturday night! B1GBadger
  3. Hi Huskers, Congratulations on getting your man. Coach Frost is obviously the perfect man and perfect fit for you, and after all the years of tumult, it is just what the doctor ordered. Major props to AD Moos for navigating the process with the highest of class, and for letting Coach Frost finish his season with his team at UCF who clearly loved him dearly. Speaking for me, and as a Badger fan who loves college football and the Big Ten Conference, I can say that I am very much looking forward to the return of Nebraska, sooner rather than later. I'm looking even more forward to the annual Nebraska-Wisconsin game becoming the kind of high-power matchup it was always meant to be. Let the rivalry officially begin now, and we'll see you, and your new coach, next year in Madison! BigTenBadger
  4. What do you mean? They are extremely exciting and worth watching already!
  5. Seriously though! We did the same thing to the Gophers years ago when we gave them Joel Maturi. Joel did marvelous work for Wisconsin Athletics while he was the AD at Minn.
  6. ...Actually, I live in the Twin Cities, but let's roll with it. I wanted to drop by to say good luck this weekend as our teams meet to decide who will (probably) win the Big Ten West. It's always an honor and a thrill to watch Nebraska and Wisconsin play, and while your fellow conference brethren may tease you from time to time, all of us know that it's ALWAYS a big deal to play the Huskers. It's a big game, the fans are excited about it, and I'm positive that the players on both sides are as hyped for this matchup as any. It's no secret that Wisconsin Football was systematically built by The Emperor to essentially replicate the design of Coach Devaney's iconic Nebraska Program: Unflinching fundamentals, a powerful run game, an even more powerful offensive line, a cool-headed, game-managing quarterback, and, of course, a walk-on program that serves as the heart and soul of the program's culture. Everything that Wisconsin is today, and has been since late 1989, is a reflection of Nebraska football and of the deep connection and respect that Coach Alvarez has for Coach Devaney and Coach Osborne. For that, we Badgers feel great kinship with the Huskers. While I won't be making the trip down to Lincoln this year, I still remember what an awesome time my friends and I had in 2012 (the last time we lost to NU!) when we came to watch the first intraconference matchup between Wisconsin and Nebraska in Memorial Stadium. We parked our cars in the Res and tailgated for hours and hours with all the Husker fans who were so hospitable and eager to make friends. What an absolute blast we had. Many a beers were drunk together, many cheese shots (look it up!) were shared, and though we lost the game, we all knew that we would love to return again to take in game day in Lincoln. The Haymarket nightlife was great as well. I must lay down a quick claim to fame in sharing that I defeated a very husky and very large (he was about 6' 6'' in denim overalls, and I am 5'11' and 170 pounds) Corn Husker fan in a beer chugging contest. Such contests are more than a point of pride to Wisconsinites... it nears self worth! I don't know what will happen on Saturday night. If anyone things that anyone is going to win by more than a touchdown, I think they're nuts. It's a big game. It's going to be awesome, and as far as I'm concerned, it's going to be an even matchup and an absolute slugfest until the clock hits 0:00. So good luck to the Huskers! I can't say that I hope you will win, but do hope that it will be a good game. Given the atmosphere that will inhabit Memorial Stadium on Saturday night, I don't think we will have to worry about that.
  7. Northwestern was a tough game. They are 2-2 with the losses being on the road to WI and Duke. We may not have slayed a dragon yet, but Nebraska hasn't exactly either. Do I think that WI will win by 10+? No way!
  8. I think you all tried to do a b******* for your first visit to Madison in 2011 as well. That was the game where the Nebraska media was reporting that 30-40-50% of Camp Randall was going to be "taken over" by invading Nebraska fans. It was also the Russell Wilson game. Damn that was fun!
  9. I don't understand fans like you. Many Minnesota fans feels similarly. How could you be upset about having OSU on the home schedule? Wouldn't you rather watch the Corn Huskers play a primetime game against a highly visible opponent than watch another snoozefest game against Rutgers? If Nebraska is as great as we all believe it is (and I'm a Badger fan), then you ought to embrace opportunities to play big-time opponents year in and year out. Don't be like Gopher fans who hope and pray their schedule gets filled with the Rutgers and Indianas of the world so they can back into a mid-major bowl game. Be excited about the chance to beat OSU in Memorial Stadium in 3 of the next 6 years! You're NEBRASKA! One of the greatest football helmet schools in the country, for god sakes!
  10. Quite right. I don't want to speak for all Wisconsin fans, but the so-called rivalry between Minnesota and Wisconsin has had an increasingly small significance for Badger fans. It's always nice to beat annoying little brother (as I'm sure it was nice to beat your border rivals Kansas and Kansas State every year) but I think younger generations of Badger fans would very much get on board with replacing that dying end-of-the-year rivalry with an Iowa or even Nebraska matchup. The older generations of Badger fans will balk at replacing Minnesota as a rival, but it's just been so boring for so long for the younger fans. Think of it this way: Freshmen in high school have never known a world where Wisconsin hasn't beaten Minnesota in this so-called "rivalry game" every year. Time to change it up!
  11. Wisconsin has always been, and always will be: party and friends first, football game second. You probably noticed that the student section doesn't completely fill in until around half time because of this. As other posters have alluded, it is a legacy of the many lean years Badger fans endured before 1993. It's who we are.
  12. Our coaches are great friends and, from my trip to Lincoln, as well as from my interactions with Huskers that I've met in Madison and Indianapolis, I think we are kindred fans as well. We both love Red and we both love football! We also love having you in the Big Ten, it's perfect that we are in the same Big Ten West division and get to play each other every year. Looking forward to tonight's spectacle! On, Wisconsin! -Badger
  13. Not good. Our first 6 conference games are: at Michigan State at Michigan Ohio State at Iowa Nebraska at Northwestern I will be jumping for joy if we manage to emerge from that stretch having won half of the games. After that, we get to end the season with Illinois, @Purdue, and Minnesota at home. I would think that going 7-5 sounds about right with 8-4 being possible if our team is as decently solid as is being reported. In seasons like this, where things look bleak, my one expectation is that we continue to beat Minnesota on Senior Day, and if we do, this year will extend our winning streak over the gerbils to 13 years. This is particularly important to me as a Wisconsin fan who lives in the Twin Cities. Oh yes... We also play LSU at Lambeau Field to kick off the season if you haven't heard. Winning that game would do wonders in perking up my expectations. It would be amazing. As far as the West Division and the CCG, quite frankly I don't give a damn what happens if it doesn't involve my team. If it's between Nebraska and Iowa, I hope you all win it for sure. If the CCG is something like Northwestern vs OSU, I say GO WILDCATS. I never subscribe to the whole "cheer for MSU and OSU as National Championship contenders" if such a school gets to the playoffs. Wisconsin lifted its national profile in the last 15 or so years while Michigan and Ohio State were down as programs. It doesn't help schools like Wisconsin (and honestly, I think Nebraska and Penn State) when OSU and Mich do well... though that's the message that they fellate Big Ten officials to tell everyone. If you haven't figured it out yet, when the media says, "The Big Ten is having a down year." It means that UM and OSU are having a down year and other schools are getting the chance to win some games. Badger fans even hear it in basketball... even when we make the Final Four two years in a row. "Well... looks like the Big Ten is down because Indiana didn't win the conference."
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