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2015 Super Bowl: Start time, live stream, halftime show, remembering Russell Wilson at Wisconsin

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Wisconsin has the most alumni in Super Bowl XLIX of any college. That's pretty sweet. Here's what else you need to know before the game kicks off at 5:30 p.m. CT on NBC.

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Before we get down to Super Bowl business, let's preempt some nonsense we'll probably here at various points throughout the day.

Yes, Wisconsin fans can claim Russell Wilson.

Yes, UW can, too.

Yes, they should, because he almost won them a Rose Bowl.

Yes, they should, because Russell Wilson became Russell Wilson at Wisconsin after he was Russell Wilson, N.C. State quarterback.

Had to get that out of my system. If you spend time on the Internet and/or around obnoxious anti-Wisconsin sports fans, you will probably hear that at some point. You're welcome for the advanced ammunition.

So it's the Super Bowl! The New England Patriots vs. the Seattle Seahawks! We already outlined in January how Wisconsin and the Big Ten are running the show, as far as the college football angle today. Here's the breakdown of Super Bowl participants by college and conference, counting practice squad/injured reserve players in addition to active roster players because dammit, we will not forget about David Gilreath and Mike Taylor.

By college (teams with more than one representative)

6: Wisconsin (Seahawks: David Gilreath, O'Brien Schofield, Mike Taylor, Russell Wilson; Patriots: Jonathan Casillas, James White)

5: Southern Cal

4: Alabama, Illinois, Michigan, Oregon, Rutgers, Stanford, Texas A&M, UCLA

3: Cal, LSU, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, Purdue, TCU

2: Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kent State, La. Tech, Marshall, Memphis, Nebraska, NC State, Notre Dame, Penn State, Tennessee, Utah State

By conference

Big Ten: 29

Pac-12: 27

SEC: 25

ACC: 11

Big 12: 9

MAC: 7

AAC: 5

Ivy League, Notre Dame: 2

Ode to Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson at Wisconsin (2011)
Passing Rushing
Date Opponent Score QB Rat Comp Att Comp % Yds Avg TD Int Rush Yds Avg TD
Sep 01 UNLV W 51-17 292.5 10 13 76.9 255 19.6 2 0 2 62 31 1
Sep 10 Oregon State W 35-0 203.7 17 21 81 189 9 3 0 4 11 2.8 0
Sep 17 @Northern Illinois W 49-7 187.7 23 32 71.9 347 10.8 3 1 5 37 7.4 0
Sep 24 South Dakota W 59-10 231.5 19 25 76 345 13.8 3 0 5 2 0.3 0
Oct 01 Nebraska W 48-17 210.1 14 20 70 255 12.8 2 0 6 32 5.3 1
Oct 15 Indiana W 59-7 172 12 17 70.6 166 9.8 1 0 2 42 21 0
Oct 22 @Michigan State L 31-37 168.2 14 21 66.7 223 10.6 2 2 8 30 3.8 1
Oct 29 @Ohio State L 29-33 159.9 20 32 62.5 253 7.9 3 0 6 12 1.9 0
Nov 05 Purdue W 62-17 194.1 15 20 75 205 10.3 2 0 10 76 7.6 1
Nov 12 @Minnesota W 42-13 259.7 16 17 94.1 178 10.5 4 0 7 19 2.7 0
Nov 19 @Illinois W 28-17 160.5 10 13 76.9 90 6.9 1 0 4 6 1.4 1
Nov 26 Penn State W 45-7 142.2 19 29 65.5 186 6.4 2 0 7 36 5.1 0
Dec 03 @Michigan State W 42-39 177.5 17 24 70.8 187 7.8 3 0 7 5 0.6 0
Jan 02 @Oregon L 38-45 193.9 19 25 76 296 11.8 2 1 6 18 3 1

Man, this season. The way he started the season in that trouncing of UNLV. That freaking Nebraska game. And yes, the Rose Bowl. He almost won that damn thing. I still curse The Football Gods for not knocking that Jared Abbrederis fumble out of bounds.

But that's ok. Here's some sweet video:

In the NFL, Russ was still Russ this season. Some of his passing numbers might've been down, but when you factor in his rushing totals, you could argue that 2014 was his best pro season.

The Seahawks finished the regular season 12-4, won the NFC West and defeated the Carolina Panthers and Green Bay Packers ( :( ) en route to the Super Bowl.

Russell Wilson 2014 Stats
Passing COMP ATT COMP % YDS AVG TD LNG INT FUM RAT
285 452 63.1 3,475 7.69 20 80 7 6 95.0
Rushing ATT YDS AVG LNG TD FD FUM LST
118 849 7.2 55 6 45 5 0

How to watch Super Bowl XLIX

Kickoff: 5:30 p.m. CT

Location: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.

TV: NBC

Live stream: NBC has one beginning at 11 a.m. CT

Radio: Patriots affiliatesSeahawks affiliates

Halftime show: Katy Perry feat. Lenny Kravitz and...