Wisconsin History Day By Day


Related Web Sites:
1953 Rose Bowl History

Wisconsin Bowl History


Read More About It

"The Badger Game: Mickey McGuire to Al Toon" by Tom Butler

"On Wisconsin the History of Badger Football" (videorecording)

"U Rah Rah Wisconsin The History of Badger Football (videorecording)

"On Wisconsin Badger Football" by Oliver Kuechle


Interesting Fact:

The 1953 Rose Bowl was the very first bowl game for the University of Wisconsin football team.


Study Questions:

  • What was the outcome of the 1953 Rose Bowl?
  • How many times has the University of Wisconsin participated in the Rose Bowl?
  • Who was the star running back on the Badger team during the 1952 season?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about University of Wisconsin football:

  • Newspapers on BadgerLink
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on November 22:

    1718: Blackbeard the pirate is killed during a battle off the coast of Virginia.
    1943: Franklin Roosevelt meets with Winston Churchill and Chiang Kaishek in Cairo.
    1963: President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas.



  • November 22

    November 22, 1952: The University of Wisconsin's football team was selected to represent the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl after a committee chose Wisconsin over Purdue, the conference co-champion. Wisconsin played USC on New Year's Day, losing 7 to 0.


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