Bad Blood Between Bruins, Badgers
Dec. 29, 2000
EL PASO, Texas (AP) _ UCLA was assessed a 15-yard taunting penalty before kickoff at the Sun Bowl after several Bruins got into a shoving match with star Wisconsin cornerback Jamar Fletcher.
About 90 minutes before kickoff, UCLA tight end Bryan Fletcher (no relation but good friends with Fletcher), punter/kicker Nate Fikse and cornerback Ricky Manning Jr. scuffled with Jamar Fletcher.
Jamar Fletcher had called the Bruins soft after the Badgers beat them in the 1999 Rose Bowl.
The Bruins were forced to kick off from their 20-yard line, but Fikse kicked it into the end zone for a touchback.