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How to watch Wisconsin vs. Oregon in the Rose Bowl

All the TV/streaming/radio info you need for Wednesday evening’s Granddaddy of Them All.

Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio - Wisconsin v Oregon

It’s here!

It’s finally here. The 106th Rose Bowl kicks off later today and features the No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers (10-3 overall, 7-2 B1G) taking on the No. 6 Oregon Ducks (11-2 overall, 8-1 PAC-12). These are two fairly evenly matched teams that feature standout offensive lines and stout defenses.

I feel like we’ve been talking about this game for months and I’m just ready for it to kickoff so I can stop analyzing Oregon statistical trends.

How to watch/listen

TV: ESPN, 4:00 p.m. CT, Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor, Tom Rinaldi

Streaming: WatchESPN

Radio: Badger Sports Network (iHeartRadio), Satellite: Sirius 83 or XM 83, Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas, Patrick Herb; ESPN radio: Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky, Allison Williams

Stadium: Rose Bowl Stadium

Weather: Pasadena, California

Line: Wisconsin -2.5

Fun facts (according to the media guides)

  • Wisconsin returns to the Rose Bowl for its 10th appearance in The Granddaddy of Them All, squaring off with Oregon for the second time in Pasadena in a traditional match up between the Big Ten and Pac-12. Oregon is in its 8th Rose Bowl and has a 3-4 record in the game.
  • Making its fourth trip to Pasadena in the last 10 seasons, Wisconsin seeks its first win in the Rose Bowl since back-to-back triumphs in the 1999 and 2000 games.
  • The Rose Bowl Game will feature two of the decade’s winningest programs when Wisconsin and Oregon face off. The Badgers and Ducks are two of just eight FBS teams to win at least 100 games in the 2010s: Wisconsin (102) and Oregon (100).
  • Wisconsin and Oregon will meet for the sixth time, with the Badgers holding a 3-2 edge in the teams’ all-time series. Oregon has won the last two meetings, including the 2012 Rose Bowl.
  • In 2000 in Madison, Wisconsin RB Michael Bennett ran for 290 yards and CB Jamar Fletcher picked off Oregon’s Joey Harrington three times. QB Brooks Bollinger scored the game-winning TD with 5:25 left in the game.
  • Wisconsin is 7-5 in bowl games vs. the current membership of the Pac-12, most recently with a 23-21 win over USC in the 2015 Holiday Bowl.
  • Wisconsin sophomore ILB Jack Sanborn is the son of the late Paul Sanborn, who played on the offensive line at Oregon from 1980-82.
  • The Badgers have won five bowl games in a row, beating Auburn, Southern Cal, Western Michigan and Miami (Fla.) twice.
  • The Badgers have boasted six performances of 100-plus rushing yards in the Rose Bowl, including three by Montee Ball and two by Ron Dayne. The Wisconsin rushing record in a Rose Bowl is 246 yards, held by Dayne vs. UCLA, Rose (Jan. 1, 1999).
  • Did you know: Ducks sophomore tackle Penei Sewell is just the third player in program history to be a unanimous first-team All-American.
  • Oregon has a combined 218 career starts along the offensive line, which is the most in the nation.