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Barry Alvarez (Moebius/12)

Celebrating his 66th birthday Sunday, Wisconsin coach Barry Alvarez has enjoyed every minute of preparing for No.8 Stanford and being around a team that has persevered through so much turmoil this year.

LOS ANGELES - Every day spent in California brings great memories to Barry Alvarez as he continues to prepare the Badgers for the 99th Rose Bowl game. "This has been like a gift to be able to do this," Alvarez said during Sunday morning's press conference, "and on this stage is truly special." While outsiders have tried to define Wisconsin's season by the five losses instead of the third... Recommended Stories