On the markets at midmorning (ET):The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 18.45 points to 15,628.11, after 90 minutes of trading.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 13.21 points to 22,353.92. The S&P 500 index was down 0.74 of a point to 2,506.30 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 14.50 points to 6,438.76.The Canadian dollar was trading at 80.24 cents US, down from Wednesday’s average price of 80.57 cents US.The November crude contract was up 30 cents to US$52.44 per barrel and the November natural gas contract was unchanged at US$3.06 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was down $2.30 to US$1,285.50 an ounce and the December copper contract was up one cent to US$2.94 a pound.
Miami (7-5, ACC) vs. Wisconsin (7-5, Big Ten), Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m. EST (ESPN).LOCATION: New York.TOP PLAYERSMiami: Junior LB Shaq Quarterman had 76 tackles, 13 for a loss, and was picked for the All-ACC first team, while junior RB back Travis Homer had 969 yards rushing, averaging 6.3 yards per carry.Wisconsin: Sophomore RB Jonathan Taylor is the nation’s leading rusher with 1,989 yards and 16 TDs.NOTABLEMiami: The Hurricanes were ranked No. 8 in the preseason but lost four straight before finishing the season with an impressive 24-3 win over the Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division champion Pittsburgh.Wisconsin: The Badgers were ranked fourth by The AP in the preseason but were hurt by a head injury to QB Alex Hornibrook that limited him to nine games and Wisconsin ended the regular season with a loss to Minnesota, its first to the Golden Gophers since 2003.LAST TIMEWisconsin is 2-0 against Miami in the post-season, including a 34-24 victory in last year’s Orange Bowl. The Badgers lead the all-time series 3-2.BOWL HISTORYMiami: The Hurricanes are 19-20 in bowl games and have lost twice in the Sun Bowl, to Washington State in 2015 and Notre Dame in 2010.Wisconsin: The Badgers will be making their 17th straight bowl appearance and are 15-14 overall in the post-season. They defeated UCLA by one point in the 2000 Sun Bowl.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25The Associated Press