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Doesn’t pay to leave Wisconsin
Gary Andersen left Wisconsin for Oregon State after winning a Big Ten West title. Bret Bielema left the Badgers after winning three straight Big Ten championships. Now one — Andersen — is out of work and the other — Bielema — could be on his way out very soon. To say the duo haven’t fared well since leaving Madison, would be an understatement.
Jonathan Taylor honored
For the second time this season, Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor swept the weekly conference honors, earning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and Big Ten Freshman of the Week after running for 249 yards and 2 scores in Wisconsin’s 38-17 win at Nebraska.
Wisconsin not worried about the future
The Badgers have dominated their next four opponents during the last decade, but they aren’t looking ahead to bigger games down the line, knowing doing so could risk a potentially special season, writes Jesse Temple.
Injuries still a concern for the Badgers
Tight end Troy Fumagalli is no longer listed on Wisconsin’s injury report, but several new names appeared Monday when the team released its first accounting of the roster in advance of its game Saturday against Purdue.
Paul Chryst confident in A.J. Taylor
Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst expressed confidence Monday in sophomore A.J. Taylor despite concerns about his fumbling issues as the team’s kick returner, per Jason Galloway of the Wisconsin State Journal.
Rachid Ibrahim filling in nicely
No one was quite sure what to expect when Rachid Ibrahim arrived as a graduate transfer from Pitt in the offseason, but the running back has found his niche, writes Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
J.J. Watt to miss rest of NFL season
Former Wisconsin star J.J. Watt was lost for the season Sunday night when he broke a bone in his leg. It’s the second straight year that the Houston Texans defensive end will end his campaign on injured reserve.
Wisconsin hockey in top 10
The Badgers men’s hockey team split its Big Ten opener last weekend with Ohio State, but their 2-1 start was enough for them to move into the top 10 in the USCHO.com poll for the first time in three years, according to Todd Milewski of Madison.com.
The women’s team remained No. 1.
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