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Wisconsin warm-up notes from Rose Bowl

PASADENA, Calif. -- If I spell some words wrong in this post, it's because I've been blinded by Oregon's shiny silver helmets. They look like human disco balls. Or as one of our Twitter followers put it, Disco Ducks.

Hard to see how that won't be a distraction, with the sun bouncing off the helmets causing a glare, at least from high up. It's supposedly not as bad from field level. But the reflection should be nice when the sun sets.

In important news, Wisconsin center Peter Konz worked out with the first team before the game, as he has all week. Konz will start, marking his return from a dislocated ankle against Minnesota. Keep an eye on how he's moving early in the game. The Badgers have a capable backup plan, as guard Travis Frederick can slide over if necessary. But Konz is an All-American when healthy.

The crowd looks pretty evenly split between Badgers and Ducks fans, with maybe a little more on the Wisconsin side. Great turnout by both schools, as you'd expect for this one.