THE GODFATHER Team captains asked former coach Barry Alvarez to lead the Badgers in the Rose Bowl against Stanford, reported Wednesday.

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MOVIN' ON UP The Gophers men's basketball team moved up 10 spots to No. 13 in the power rankings, the biggest jump of any team in the top 25.

Bret Bielema has led Wisconsin to three consecutive Rose Bowls, making his departure to Arkansas shocking on two fronts: 1) The fit seems odd, and I really don't see how it gets him any closer to national success. 2) The "good riddance" sentiment is not just coming from Gophers fans glad to have a disliked and successful rival coach out of the way but also from Badgers fans who somehow think they can do better. Other web highlights: