UW To Honor 1993 Championship Team October 6

UW To Honor 1993 Championship Team October 6

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UW To Honor 1993 Championship Team October 6

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin’s primetime game against Nebraska a week from Saturday just got an added jolt of excitement.

Twenty-five years after Wisconsin claimed the Big Ten championship and won the school’s first Rose Bowl title, Wisconsin Athletics will celebrate that historic team during a reunion scheduled to take place Oct. 5-6.

The team and its returning members will be honored in a halftime ceremony during the game (6:30 p.m. / BTN).

More than 70 former players and coaches are scheduled to take part including then-head coach Barry Alvarez, first-team All-Big Ten selections Darrell Bevell (quarterback), Joe Panos (tackle), Jeff Messenger (safety), Michael Roan (tight end), Lamark Shackerford (nose tackle), eight-year NFL veteran running back Terrell Fletcher and offensive coordinator Brad Childress and defensive coordinator Dan McCarney.

After winning just 20 games over the previous seven seasons, the Badgers engineered a season for the ages. One that ended with UW winning a then-school-record 10 games, capturing the Big Ten title, advancing to the Rose Bowl for the first time since 1963, and winning the ‘Granddaddy of Them All’ for the first time in school history.

That season and final victory proved to be a game-changing moment for the program.

Over the last 25 seasons, UW has compiled a record of 232-91-4 (.716), the seventh-best winning percentage in the country over that span and trailing only Ohio State in the Big Ten.

Before 1993, Wisconsin had played in six bowl games, winning just one. In the last 25 years, UW has played in 23 bowl games, winning 14 of them.

The Badgers’ 23 appearances over the last 25 years is tied for third-most in the country and tied with Ohio State for the most in the Big Ten.

The Badgers have won 10 or more games 12 times in the last 25 years after not having won more than nine games in the first 104 years of the program.

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