Wisconsin Leads The Country In Combined Bowl Games And Tournament Appearances In The Last 25 Years

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

The Wisconsin Badgers have been wildly successful as an athletic program over the past 25 years.

In fact, since 1995, they lead the country in combined football bowl games and appearances in the college basketball national championship tournament with 43 total. Texas came in second at 40.

Do you hear that noise off in the distance? That’s the noise of weeping SEC fans on their knees pleading as they try to rationalize this news.

That’s the sounds of broken souls and broken minds. How could Wisconsin, a program the SEC fans on here love to criticize on a routine basis, be arguably the most successful athletic program in America during my lifetime? (RELATED: The March Madness Bracket Has Been Released)

Good look wrapping your brain around that one.


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How much does it hurt, SEC fans? How much? Be honest with me. I know it does! I know it does! Don’t lie to yourself.

You have to look at the numbers, and you have to admit that I’m correct. Soak it up, live in the moment and recognize that you will never beat me.

Welcome to the big stage, gentlemen. This is the Big Ten, and we’re the crown jewel.* Get with it or get out. It’s that simple.

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*I’m choosing to ignore our awful basketball season last year and our atrocious football campaign in 2018. It’s important to have a short term memory in sports. Hanging onto the past does us no good.