Wisconsin adds sixth 4-star recruit in next class; is gap closing in Big Ten West?

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Another 4-star recruit

Recruiting rankings vary by outlet, but the Badgers now have a sixth player in their 2019 class that is considered a 4-star recruit by at least one of the services. 247Sports bumped safety Bryson Shaw up from a 3-star recruit. It means 75-percent of Wisconsin’s class is made up of 4-star recruits.

Is Big Ten West gap closing?

Wisconsin has won the Big Ten West in three of the four years it has existed. Despite that dominance, there are those that think the gap between the Badgers and the rest of the division is closing and point at recruiting rankings in 2018 as evidence.

Frank Kaminsky’s jersey retirement

This Thursday, Frank Kaminsky will become just the second player in Wisconsin basketball history to have his jersey retired. The Wisconsin State Journal’s Jim Polzin caught up with athletic director Barry Alvarez to find out how the decision to honor Kaminsky was made.

Meanwhile, Kaminsky joked Monday that if he cries during the ceremony, they will be the “manliest tears you’ve ever seen.”

In-state players to watch

The Badgers already have a pair of commitments from in-state players in the Class of 2019. But there is a lot of talent in Wisconsin, so here are  five more names to keep in mind.

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Future Badgers chosen for all-star game

The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association released the rosters Monday for its annual all-star games. Five future Badgers are listed, including a pair of scholarship players in Cormac Sampson and Mason Platter.

Defense the reason for Wisconsin’s struggles

The Badgers basketball team is in the midst of its worst season since 1998. According to Tom Oates of the Wisconsin State Journal, their struggles on defense are the biggest reason for the situation they find themselves in.

Wisconsin hockey in the polls

After a week at No. 2, the Wisconsin women were back at No. 1 in the USCHO.com rankings. The men, meanwhile, fell out of the poll completely for the first time in more than a year.

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