The Wisconsin Badgers have been chosen to play in the Orange Bowl December 30th. The opponents for the 12-1 Badgers will be the Miami Hurricane.  Coach Paul Chryst’s team had hoped to be playing in the College Football Playoffs, but Saturday’s 27-21 loss to Ohio State in the Big Ten Conference Championship game ended that dream.  This will be the first appearance for Wisconsin in the prestigious bowl game which dates back to 1935.  The date in Hard Rock Stadium marks the second straight year for the Badgers to play in a New Year’s Six bowl — after taking down Western Michigan in the Cotton Bowl last year.  Tickets for the Orange Bowl go on sale today (Monday).

Wisconsin freshman Jonathan Taylor has one more game as he tries to set the record for rushing yardage by a first-year player.  He was held to just 41 yards on 15 carries by the Ohio State defense Saturday.  Taylor has one-thousand-847 yards as the Orange Bowl game approaches.  The all-time record for a freshman running back is held by former Oklahoma Sooner Adrian Peterson, who had one-thousand-925 yards in 2004.