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2000 Wisconsin Badgers football
Sun Bowl Champions
Sun Bowl, W 21–20 vs. UCLA
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 24
APNo. 23
2000 record9–4 (4–4 Big Ten)
Head coachBarry Alvarez (11th season)
Home stadiumCamp Randall Stadium
(Capacity: 76,129, Astroturf)
Seasons
← 1999
2001 →
2000 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#11/10 Michigan §   6 2         9 3  
#13/13 Purdue §   6 2         8 4  
Northwestern §   6 2         8 4  
Ohio State   5 3         8 4  
#23/24 Wisconsin   4 4         9 4  
Minnesota   4 4         6 6  
Penn State   0 (*4) 4         0 (*5) 7  
Iowa   3 5         3 9  
Illinois   2 6         5 6  
Michigan State   2 6         5 6  
Indiana   2 6         3 8  
† – BCS representative as champion
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 2000 Wisconsin Badgers football team represented the University of Wisconsin in the 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31* 7:00 PM Western Michigan #4 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ESPN+ W 19–7   77,843[1]
September 9* 2:30 PM Oregon #5 Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI ABC W 27–23   78,521[2]
September 16* 1:00 PM Cincinnati #4 Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 28–25 OT  78,749[3]
September 23 11:00 AM Northwestern #7 Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI ESPN+ L 44–47 2OT  78,597[4]
September 30 11:00 AM at #9 Michigan #14 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ABC L 10–13   111,341[5]
October 7 2:30 PM #8 Ohio State #24 Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI ABC L 7–23   79,045[6]
October 14 11:00 AM at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPN+ W 17–10   74,863[7]
October 21† 11:00 AM #17 Purdue Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI ESPN L 24–30 OT  79,048[8]
October 28 11:00 AM at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ESPN+ W 13–7   62,560[9]
November 4 11:00 AM Minnesota Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI (Paul Bunyan's Axe) ESPN2 W 41–20   79,171[10]
November 11 11:00 AM at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN ESPN+ W 43–22   30,469[11]
November 25* 10:00 PM at Hawaii Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI ESPN+ W 34–18   41,313[12]
December 29* 1:00 PM vs. UCLA Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX (Sun Bowl) CBS W 21–20   49,093[13]
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.
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Regular startersEdit

Position Player
Quarterback Brooks Bollinger
Running Back Michael Bennett
Fullback Mark Anelli
Wide Receiver Lee Evans
Wide Receiver Chris Chambers
Tight End John Sigmund
Left Tackle Ben Johnson
Left Guard Bill Ferrario
Center Al Johnson
Right Guard Casey Rabach
Right Tackle Brian Lamont
Position Player
Defensive Tackle Ross Kolodziej
Nose Tackle Eric Mahlik
Defensive Tackle Wendell Bryant
Rush End John Favret
Outside Linebacker Roger Knight
Inside Linebacker Nick Greisen
Outside Linebacker Jeff Mack
Cornerback Jamar Fletcher
Free Safety Jason Doering
Strong Safety Joey Boese
Cornerback Mike Echols

Team players in the 2001 NFL DraftEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Jamar Fletcher Cornerback 1 26 Miami Dolphins
Michael Bennett Running Back 1 27 Minnesota Vikings
Chris Chambers Wide Receiver 2 52 Miami Dolphins
Casey Rabach Center 3 92 Baltimore Ravens
Bill Ferrerio Guard 4 105 Green Bay Packers
Roger Knight Linebacker 6 182 Pittsburgh Steelers
Jason Doering Defensive Back 6 193 Indianapolis Colts
Ross Kolodziej Defensive End 7 230 New York Giants
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Awards and recordsEdit

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