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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Before the Clock Starts: T-4 Weeks

Only four Saturdays remain without football, and Before the Clock Starts continues into its second year.

As with last year, we'll take a look at what conference champions do before the clock starts: The pregame show. Designed to set the tone for the football game to follow, pregame shows are, by design, high-energy, crowd-focused, and school-centric.

It's almost inconceivable to think of a Big Ten team getting tired attending the Rose Bowl, but Wisconsin found themselves there three years in a row, and I'm sure the Badger Band's high energy style can't be easy to keep up over the 5 1/2 mile route of the Rose Parade. The 2012 Badgers backed their way into the game at 7-5 with two ineligible divisionmates and a Big Ten conference championship game win.

Representing the Big Ten: Wisconsin's Badger Band
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