For all the winning they’ve done over the past seven seasons – and at 65-27 since the start of the 2007 season, they’ve done a lot of it – Wisconsin’s success hasn’t extended into the postseason. The Badgers have dropped five of their last six bowl games, including the last three Rose Bowls. 

As first-year head coach Gary Andersen looks to succeeded in an facet has predecessor could not, Andersen broke up the Badgers’ bowl practices to have a special visitor from the North Pole stop by to pass out bowl swag from his sack. For Wisconsin’s sake, here’s hoping he dropped off some good tidings and a happy New Year. Wisconsin faces South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl on New Year’s Day. 

National columnist - Zach joined the staff in 2012...and has been attempting to improve Doug and Scott's writing ability ever since (to little avail). Outside of football season, you can find him watching the San Antonio Spurs reading Game of Thrones fan theories.