There was plenty of football news from the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers over the weekend.

Concerning Green Bay, the Packers fired head coach Mike McCarthy on Sunday, ending his 13-season tenure in charge of the storied National Football League (NFL) team.

McCarthy guided the Packers to a fourth Super Bowl triumph in the 2010 season and the franchise won their division six times and made the playoffs nine times under his command.

However, a 20-17 home loss to the lowly Arizona Cardinals on Sunday proved to be the final straw in a disappointing season for the Packers, who look set to miss the playoffs for the second straight year.

McCarthy’s axing also comes amid reports of tension between the 55-year-old and quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

McCarthy was Green Bay’s play caller and his approach has been criticized as overly conservative, failing to get the best out of the 35-year-old Rodgers, a two-time NFL Most Valuable Player.

The quarterback hinted at discord in October after a 22-0 win over Buffalo when he said the Packers had been “terrible on offense.”

Team President Mark Murphy said in a press conference it was time for a change.

“The 2018 season has not lived up to the expectations and standards of the Green Bay Packers,” Murphy said in a statement after Sunday’s defeat, their fifth in six games, that saw them fall to 4-7-1.

Meanwhile, the Wisconsin Badgers learned Sunday that they will face the Miami Hurricanes in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium in New York City on Thursday, Dec. 27, at 4:15 p.m. (Central Time). The game will be televised on ESPN.

“We are very excited to be selected for the Pinstripe Bowl,” Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez said in a press release. “The Yankees are a first-class organization that exemplifies tradition and success and it is truly an honor to be associated with them.”

Last year, the Badgers and Hurricanes battled in the Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Quarterback Alex Hornibrook lit up the Hurricanes’ defense for 258 yards with four touchdowns and zero interceptions, while Danny Davis caught three of those scores through the air in the 34-24 win.

This season, both teams started off in the top 10, but fell out of the rankings before finishing 7-5. Miami lost its season opener to LSU, but reeled off five straight wins before dropping four straight. The Hurricanes finished on a two-game winning streak to hold at .500 in ACC play (4–4).

Wisconsin will look to rebound after a 37-15 loss to Minnesota back on Nov. 24, putting the Badgers at 5-4 in the Big Ten West Division. 

According to a press release by UW, Wisconsin has an alumni base of 4,000 in New York City, which should help put some red in the stands at Yankee Stadium Dec. 27.