Wisconsin holds steady in national polls; youth on display in Red/White scrimmage

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Aftermath of Maryland win

A 38-13 victory against Maryland was enough for Wisconsin to stay at No. 5 in both of the national polls released Sunday.

The Badgers also stayed put at No. 3 in the Land of 10 Power Poll.

As for bowl projections, coach Paul Chryst’s club remains on track for another visit to a New Year’s Day Six game.

Youth on display in Red/White scrimmage

It was just a glorified practice, but the freshmen duo of Kobe King and Brad Davison showed Sunday in the annual Red/White scrimmage they’re ready to make an immediate impact for coach Greg Gard and the Badgers this season.

Alex Hornibrook is resilient

Wisconsin would prefer that quarterback Alex Hornibrook not make any mistakes, but that’s obviously unrealistic. The next best thing is to have a quarterback that can bounce back from those mistakes, and the sophomore has shown an ability to do that, writes Jesse Temple.

Jonathan Taylor tunes out the noise

Few freshmen are garnering the praise that Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor is this season, but by the way the Badgers’ running back talks, you wouldn’t know he’s pushing his way into consideration for a number of national awards.

Not smart to pick against Wisconsin

Media that covers Big Ten basketball picked Wisconsin to finish seventh in the conference this season, an eye-opening choice considering the Badgers haven’t finished lower than fourth since 2001. As Sean Keeler explains, it’s not wise to bet against Wisconsin keeping that streak going.

Vitto Brown getting a shot

The Milwaukee Bucks’ G-League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd, opens training camp this week and there will a familiar face among those on the court. Former Wisconsin forward Vitto Brown was one of 15 players that showed up on the roster released Sunday.

Joe Thomas sees his streak end

Coming into the Cleveland Browns game on Sunday, former Wisconsin All-American Joe Thomas had never missed a snap in his 11-year NFL career. That streak came to an end at 10,363 plays after the left tackle suffered an arm injury in a loss to the Tennessee Titans and was forced to leave the game.

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