Wisconsin Badgers vs. Oregon Ducks
Monday, January 2nd, 2012
It’s official, the Wisconsin Badgers will be taking on the Oregon Ducks in the 2012 Rose Bowl. The games is set for Monday, January 2 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena California. Kick-off will be at 2:10, and as you would expect for such a prestigious game involving two-high profile teams, Rose Bowl Tickets are in very high demand.
The oldest Bowl Game in College Football, the Rose Bowl is traditionally played between the Big Ten and Pac-10 (12) winners. Located in Pasadena, the game has tons of pomp and circumstance surrounding it, including the fame Rose Bowl parade. As a part of the Bowl Championship Series, the game is one of the five coveted BCS Bowls that are played after New Year’s Day, joining the Sugar Bowl, Orange Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, and of course, the BCS National Championship Game (which will be played in Pasadena in 2014)
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To earn a spot in the game the Wisconsin Badgers had to defeat the Michigan State Spartans in the Big Ten Championship game, which they did in a high-scoring affair on Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indy. The Badgers are led by QB Russell Wilson and star RB Montee Ball, and finished the season with an 11-2 record. The Oregon Ducks had a much easier road as the Pac-12 was very weak this year, and the Ducks only had to beat 6-6 UCLA to earn a Rose Bowl berth. Being that it’s not too far south, Ducks fans will flock to Pasadena for the contest, as will Badgers fans, who have considerably farther to travel. While Tickets are sure to be hard to come by, they won’t be impossible, just make you get them as soon as possible.