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


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


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


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


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


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. examines Wisconsin's quicker pace


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


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.

Wisconsin women's hockey vs. North Dakota to be on TV


Friday's contest between the Wisconsin women's hockey team and North Dakota will be broadcast on Fox Sports Wisconsin and FCS Pacific.

Series Facts


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


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.