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BADGER HATE WEEK: Here Comes The Hate

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What's a Hate Week? you ask. It's quite simple, really.

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This week, YOUR Marquette Golden Eagles prepare for the Red Rodents of Madison by breaking down film, working on their half-court offense, and carbo-loading. We do the same, except we carbo-load HATE.

In case that wasn't obtuse enough, here's another convoluted explanation for what we're doing. We hold this truth to be self-evident: the most dastardly evil known to the living or, in Bo Ryan's case, undead, lurks 90 minutes to the west of our fair city. This week, then, is our annual rejection of that evil and all its works.

In case you weren't with us in the past, you can stop down here for past BHW content, or click the "Badger Hate Week" box at the top of the page.

We begin, as we do every BADGER HATE WEEK, by taking a moment to savor the storied history of UW-Madison men's basketball. Here's a comprehensive list of the NCAA tournament appearances by the Badgers from 1947-'48 to 1992-'93:

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Amazing.

And, with a brand new shiny Big East championship trophy sitting in the display case at the McGuire Center, it is imperative that we point out that Wisconsin has not won a Big Ten basketball title of any kind since 2008.

Eat it, Bucky.