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Fun fact for today with the Battle for the Axe coming up this weekend. We haven't had a lead in the series since 1908. Yep, 1908. In 1922 we managed to get the series close to even (within 2 games) but just couldn't get over the hump, tying the next three games before Minnesota went on a tear during their glory years (you may have heard Gopher fans reminisce about national championships they earned around the time their grandparents were born). Over the next two and a half decades, they ballooned their series lead to it's max: 18 games. After 45 years of back and forth, we've been steadily erasing that lead since 1995. I feel confident heading into this weekend, but that's not good enough. Ten in a row isn't enough for me. We need to make it 11 in a row to get back to even with this series. So come on Bucky. Don't let me down. Another win. Another year closer to taking back the series lead. Ancillary fact: Scoring throughout the series has been remarkably even. The Gophers lead all time with 2100 points to our 2076. One hundred and twenty two meetings (122!) and the total score differential is 24 points. That's crazy.

Wisconsin women's hockey's third jersey

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The Wisconsin women's hockey team will unveil these beautiful threads this weekend in Vail, Colo., when it faces off against Northeastern and Boston University.

Illini

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I love the lack of attention that Illinois gets over the last few years. Even though they always seem to play up to Wisconsin and the game is in their house, I can tell that no one cares a lick about Illinois. One article so far this week, and we're all perfectly happy to argue argue about Kohl Center banners or reminisce over a game against OSU in 2010 over even thinking about Illinois. Meanwhile, there are actually more images of Badgers on the front page of The Champaign Room than than there are Illini, at least down through articles spanning back to the weekend. As a resident of Chicago working with more than a few Illini alumni, I take great joy in this.

#REFTRIPGIF

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James White ran by the sideline, just as the ref fell over his own feet. All you need to know. GIFs here!

The folks who made Shelter made us an awesome graphic and want to give you free games

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After reading our review of Shelter, the folks who made the game were touched by our common love of badgers and made a beautiful graphic showing their support for Wisconsin. Oh, and they also gave us five Steam codes to give away for anyone who wants a free copy of the game. Get 'em while they're hot: ER3GX-3LB6N-K82Q2 HWAEX-R9AZG-IEH0N VPJED-HIYV7-064CA 5XK7K-9MVYV-ADNTQ 45R5P-QY3NQ-IDV9D Damn right we're now best friends with a Swedish indie video game developer.

The Big Ten mascot GIF of your dreams

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My goodness. This is, to me, 90 percent wonderful, 10 percent GOOFY AS HECK if you just watch the Nittany Lion, that damn Gopher and Brutus, in no particular order. The Boilermaker (do we call him that?) is also incredibly boring. Naturally, Bucky's just chillin' up front.

Watch This Watchlist: Jacob Pedersen, Mackey Award

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CLICK TO EMBIGGEN. Watchlist watchlist blah blah blah. Same old story as yesterday. But in our lifelong quest to bring you all the Badgers news, here a few fun tidbits on Pedersen making the watch list for the nation's top tight end: It's his second consecutive season on the watchlist (he was a semifinalist for the actual award in 2011), he's the sixth UW tight end in seven years to make the list and he's one of seven Big Ten tight ends to make this year's list. So in the vein of yesterday's watchlist analysis, we'll end this by saying JACOB PEDERSEN WILL WIN THE MACKEY.

Watch This One, Too: James White, Maxwell Award

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CLICK TO EMBIGGEN. We already did some legitimate watchlist expounding in reference to Chris Borland making the Bednarik Award watchlist, so we'll spare you that here. Again, JAMES WHITE WILL WIN THE MAXWELL and move on.

Watch This Watchlist: Chris Borland, Bednarik Award

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CLICK TO EMBIGGEN. Chris Borland is a stud -- we know that. Yes, that is a link to the Borland leapslam. You should click it. We also know that he's most likely Wisconsin's most important defensive player. That's a weighty combo, and it's one that's landed the Badgers' senior linebacker on the Bednarik Award watchlist. The cutesy headline pun references the inherent silliness of these watchlists -- I think most of get that "watchlist listee" isn't an honor as much as it as an effort to get people talking about the award (this one's for college football's top defensive player) and fueling the good ol' hype matchine. Nothing wrong with that, of course -- let's just take these lists for what they are, insist CHRIS BORLAND WILL WIN THE BEDNARIK and move on.

Bret Bielema's reaction to Gordon Gee's "retirement" (how we imagine it)

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This is courtesy of @LSUFreek. As far as we're concerned, Bielema doesn't really need to respond now that we have this.

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