Sign language: Wisconsin Badgers
July, 30, 2012
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Adam Rittenberg/ESPN.com Wisconsin players are reminded every time they leave the locker room what they're working toward.
As Wisconsin players walk up the tunnel leading from their locker room, they see a sign overhead that reads "The Road to the Rose Bowl begins here." It's the last thing players see before walking under the stands and through a separate tunnel into Camp Randall Stadium.
Given Wisconsin's Rose Bowl success in the past two decades -- the Badgers have made five Rose Bowl appearances since 1993 -- the sign has special significance. Wisconsin's resurgence has been built on Rose Bowl appearances. Although coach Bret Bielema preaches a "1-0" approach to every game, the sign reinforces the Badgers' ultimate goals -- to win the Big Ten Conference and advance to Pasadena, Calif., for the Granddaddy of Them All.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final Iowa 24 Pittsburgh 20 Final Eastern Michigan 14 11 Michigan State 73 Final Western Illinois 7 Northwestern 24 Final Southern Illinois 13 Purdue 35 Final Bowling Green 17 19 Wisconsin 68 Final Maryland 34 Syracuse 20 Final Utah 26 Michigan 10 Final Rutgers 31 Navy 24 Final Massachusetts 7 Penn State 48 Final San Jose State 7 Minnesota 24 Final Texas State 35 Illinois 42 Final Indiana 31 18 Missouri 27 Final Miami (FL) 31 24 Nebraska 41