As I had predicted in an email I sent to a whole bunch of people before the UW at Minnesota game, the Badgers were playing to improve their chances of a New Years Day Bowl, and very likely, the Outback Bowl. They won and it has helped their cause.
First thing that happened is the Capital One Bowl released the Badgers from their consideration since they’ve been there 2 years in a row.
Then, It became official and the Badgers will kick off 2008 with a game in Tampa and play a yet to be determined SEC team in the Outback Bowl.
Only bad part is kick off is 10am. That’s earlier! Especially after New Years Eve.