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If Wisconsin can keep having moments like these, they'll probably see their fair share of title games and BCS bowls. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
If Wisconsin can keep having moments like these, they'll probably see their fair share of title games and BCS bowls. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Happy Wednesday! I don't know about you guys, but I'm definitely looking forward to some good food and some football tomorrow. Anyway, here's some Badger-related bits, bites, and news.

Andy Baggot of Madison.com writes that the landscape of the BCS system has made it difficult for Wisconsin, or any other team for that matter, to have consistent success at the national level. It's been five years since Wisconsin was last on the verge of a BCS bowl, and the system definitely gave the Badgers the short end of the stick in 2006.

Baggot opines that the BCS should make a change in the selection of teams, where a team must be in the top 25 to qualify for a BCS bowl. In that way, potential "undeserving" conference champions (I'm looking at you, Pittsburgh) wouldn't be selected over a higher ranked team that did not win its conference.

What do you think? Vote in the poll below!

Football

Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel provides his readers with the book on Northwestern.

UWBadgers.com talked to seniors Lance Kendricks and David Gilreath about how they felt as the team moves closer to Senior Day on Saturday.

Matt Lepay writes on his blog The Voice that Wisconsin's senior class has an opportunity for a very special send-off this weekend.

Bret Bielema has been chosen as a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Award, according to UWBadgers.com.

Andy Baggot of Madison.com recaps a little history of the UW-Northwestern rivalry that has blossomed recently, despite the struggles of the Wildcats.

Hockey

The Wisconsin men's team got another in-state commitment, but UWBadgers.com thinks that he may choose to play junior hockey before he joins the Badgers.

A Final Note

3 days until the Badgers play for at least a share of the Big Ten title! I'll have something up on Friday, but for those of you traveling for Thanksgiving have a safe and fun holiday!