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The Badgers are a No. 5 seed in USA TODAY's 64-team college football playoff bracket

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March Madness... in January? That's the point of this 64-team bracket cooked up by USA TODAY. Wisconsin would be the No. 5 seed in the West based on its 9-3 regular season, playing Ole Miss. That's boring compared to the real-life Capital One Bowl matchup with South Carolina. The Gamecocks, by the way, would be the No. 2 seed in the East, facing Boston College. Nine Big Ten teams made the bracket, including Maryland, which joins the fold next season.

2014 Capital One Bowl: Return of the Pac-12 Refs

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WELL I JUST GOT WORD THAT THIS STINKS.

Jadeveon Clowney cited for going 110 in a 70

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"This is why you don't give college football players a million weeks off before the bowl game!" said nobody.

South Carolina's Steve Spurrier, Connor Shaw discuss Capital One Bowl

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South Carolina's official website has video and transcripts of head coach Steve Spurrier and quarterback Connor Shaw discussing the Gamecocks' Capital One Bowl berth. Wisconsin's should be up shortly.

AUDIO: Gary Andersen on Capital One Bowl teleconference

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Shortly after Wisconsin's Capital One Bowl berth became official, Gary Andersen hopped on a teleconference to discuss the Badgers' season. Wisconsin finished No. 19 in the last-ever BCS standings and will face No. 9 South Carolina on New Year's Day.

Craig Evans names his top three

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In no order, of course. At least we can understand (kind of) why his list is not in alphabetical order. Joe Mixon, on the other hand...

2014 Battle 4 Atlantis field announced

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Wisconsin fans, you may soon have that reason you've always been looking for to visit Atlantis. The 2014 Battle 4 Atlantis field was announced Tuesday, with the Badgers as part of the eight-team field also including Butler, Florida, Georgetown, North Carolina, Oklahoma, UAB and UCLA. The tournament will be held Nov. 26-28 at the resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas. Villanova won this year's edition last weekend.

Joe Mixon names his top four

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Joe Mixon (Oakley, Calif.), the nation's consensus No. 1 all-purpose running back, revealed his top four schools Tuesday. The list -- probably not in order, but you never really know (unless they tell you "NO ORDER" and then proceed to list the schools non-alphabeitcally and draw everyone into frenzy) -- isn't very surprising, perhaps aside from the inclusion of UCLA and the exclusion of Florida State. Mixon plans on making his decision at the Army All-American Jan. 4.

SI.com examines Wisconsin's quicker pace

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Seth Davis has a good read on Wisconsin's increased pace this season. Naturally -- and smartly, I think -- Bo Ryan's playing it down as largely a product of non-conference play. Traevon Jackson also gets credit for pushing the ball and attack the hoop more. One funny thing in there, though: Davis lumps previous forwards Ryan Evans, Mike Bruesewitz, Jon Leuer, Keaton Nankivil, Tim Jarmusz, Marcus Landry and Joe Krabbenhoft together as "wide-shouldered lumberjack forwards." Would you call any of those guys "lumberjacks?" Maybe Krabbenhoft?

Sam Dekker named to Naismith Trophy watch list

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Sam Dekker is one of 50 college basketball players named to the Naismith Trophy watch list Thursday. He was also named to the Wooden Award watch list earlier this season. I hope he wins.