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Will the Emperor Strike Back?

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A college football and Rose Bowl Hall of Fame inductee, Barry Alvarez made his reputation by going a perfect 3-for-3 in the Granddaddy of them All. Twelve years after his last Pasadena triumph, Alvarez is back to lead his program one more time.

LOS ANGELES - It was such a long time ago, but junior defensive tackle and Medford, Wis., native Ethan Hemer remembers watching Wisconsin's last two Rose Bowl triumphs. He's reminded of the physicality of Ron Dayne running through UCLA's and Stanford's front sevens, the dominance of Wendell Bryant, Tom Burke and Ross Kolodziej on UW's defensive lines and how the Badgers played with a purpose, an... Recommended Stories

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