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Wisconsin Badgers to play in the Outback Bowl

Outback Bowl organizers have invited the Wisconsin Badgers to play, they accept.

Wisconsin Badgers to play in the Outback Bowl The Wisconsin Badgers will play for the fourth time in the Outback Bowl (formerly "Hall of Fame Bowl"), after officially accepting the invitation on Wednesday. "Our entire team is excited to be returning to Florida for our fourth straight January bowl game," Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema said today. So far Wisconsin have lost the Outback Bowl twice to Georgia (1998, 2005) and have won once against Duke in 1995. "We knew we wanted Wisconsin badly. We love that team. That's the kind of team you want. The football team is really good and tough and hard-nosed. They're 9-3, highly ranked in the BCS, beat Michigan. They have everything you want in a New Year's Day college football bowl team - the fans, the cheerleaders, the band, the atmosphere, everything. The Badgers just have it all when it comes to being a great bowl team," said bowl's president Jim McVay.

 The 2008 Outback Bowl will take place on January 1st at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. At this point the opponent of the Badgers remains unknown. Wisconsin could face the loser of the SEC game between LSU and Tennessee, as well as, Florida or Auburn. Last year's Outback Bowl saw Penn State beating Tennessee 20-10. The minimum payout for a participating school is $3 million.

 Published on 11/28/2007

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