Among those cheering on the Badgers at the Rose Bowl will be Gov. Scott Walker and UW System President Kevin Reilly, part of a 32-member official delegation from the university.
UW-Madison gets $2.3 million for Rose Bowl expenses, allowing not just the team and support staff to travel, but also the band, the spirit squad, and an official delegation.
Besides Walker and Reilly, the delegation includes Interim Chancellor David Ward, six Regents, 13 Athletic Board members, and ten UW-Madison administrators and staff members, according to a list compiled by UW-Madison.
The Big Ten Conference gets $22.3 million for the Badgers' berth in the Rose Bowl game and gives UW $2.3 million to cover travel expenses. The rest of the money is split equally among the other teams in the conference, subject to a "financial integration plan" with new member Nebraska, said Scott Chipman, Big Ten assistant commissioner. He declined to release details of that plan.