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Kielbasa Kings Sports Extravaganza Podcast

Audio: B5Q's 1st-ever football pregame show

Can Tanner McEvoy lead the Wisconsin Badgers to victory, and which running game can/will take over this game? We discuss! Plus, Carey Montz from And The Valley Shook joins the show.

Audio: B5Q's 1st-ever football pregame show

Can Tanner McEvoy lead the Wisconsin Badgers to victory, and which running game can/will take over this game? We discuss! Plus, Carey Montz from And The Valley Shook joins the show.

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Wisconsin Football

Video: UW freshmen move into dorms in 'The Camp'

Game week approaches, and the Badgers freshmen move in. Also, two true freshmen who could contribute heavily to the 2014 squad are featured.

Video: UW freshmen move into dorms in 'The Camp'

Game week approaches, and the Badgers freshmen move in. Also, two true freshmen who could contribute heavily to the 2014 squad are featured.

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Wisconsin Hockey

Mike Eaves dominates ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

I've seen a lot of awesome ALS Ice Bucket Challenges this summer, but I think Mike Eaves just took things to another level. Outstanding video all around.

Mike Eaves dominates ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

I've seen a lot of awesome ALS Ice Bucket Challenges this summer, but I think Mike Eaves just took things to another level. Outstanding video all around.

Report: Anthony Jennings to start at quarterback for LSU vs. Wisconsin

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LSU sophomore Anthony Jennings will start at quarterback vs. Wisconsin on Saturday, a source tells NOLA.com's Jim Kleinpeter. Jennings apparently beat out freshman Brandon Harris after a strong week of practice.

As a freshman last year, Jennings appeared in nine games and started in LSU's Outback Bowl win over Iowa. He went 13-of-29 for 181 yards, one touchdown and one interception over those nine games. Harris, meanwhile, came to LSU as the class of 2014's No. 3 dual-threat quarterback, according to 247Composite. We ran through the competition between Jennings and Harris in more detail last week.

Much like Wisconsin's stated plans, LSU head coach Les Miles said he wouldn't publicly name a quarterback before the opener. He did say on Wednesday that LSU's staff has "a plan" in mind to play both Jennings and Harris.

In other LSU news, cornerback Rashard Robinson and wide receiver Malachi Dupre both did not travel with the team to Houston.

4 LSU players didn't travel to Houston

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LSU defensive tackle Maquedius Bain and center Elliott Porter joined a growing list of Tigers to not travel to Houston for Saturday's season-opener vs. Wisconsin, The Advocate reported Friday. After it was reported that Rashard Robinson (suspension) and Malachi Dupre (injury) didn't travel with the Tigers, Bain became the third last-minute departure from LSU's depth chart. Per The Advocate, Bain's absence is believed to be tied to a suspension, though LSU head coach Les Miles won't discuss any roster news until after Saturday's game.

Bain, a redshirt freshman, was listed as the No. 2 defensive tackle behind sophomore Christian LaCouture on LSU's first depth chart. Losing a member of the defensive line rotation can't bode well for the Tigers, especially with the Badgers' veteran offensive line widely considered the strength of the team.

Porter, meanwhile, was listed as LSU's starting center before Miles said earlier this week that sophomore Ethan Pocic had taken over the spot. The reason for Porter's absence is unknown.

Unless these losses are simply thoroughly-reported "smaller" stories, this seems fairly unusual, especially less than 24 hours before kickoff. While LSU began the week with its quarterback battle perhaps its biggest story, it now faces questions regarding things like "chemistry" and "discipline," even if they're unwarranted. Wisconsin, by comparison, seems to be settling into Houston much quieter. We'll see what kind of impact this all has on the NRG Stadium field tomorrow night.

LSU CB Rashard Robinson, WR Malachi Dupre not playing

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LSU sophomore cornerback Rashard Robinson and freshman wide receiver Malachi Dupre did not travel with the Tigers to Houston for Saturday's game vs. Wisconsin, according to several media reports. Dupre, a former five-star recruit, sprained his ankle in practice this week and has battled injuries throughout camp. According to Geaux247, Travin Dural, John Diarse and Trey Quinn are likely LSU's top three receivers. Dural is a sophomore deep threat who caught seven passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns last year. Diarse is a redshirt freshman and Quinn is a true freshman who comes to LSU has a four-star recruit.

As for Robinson, the Advocate reports he's been under suspension after practicing with the second team for much of camp. He entered the fall as a preseason All-SEC third-team selection and came on strong late last season, starting the final two games of the season. He and fellow starting cornerback Tre'Davious White have been lauded as one of the nation's top DB duos. In Robinson's place, junior Jalen Collins is expected to start.

Also, Nola.com reported Friday that LSU has settled on sophomore Anthony Jennings as its starting quarterback for Saturday.

Friday Preview: Wisconsin vs. LSU

Two stylistically similar teams face off for your amusement on Saturday night.

The Best Bars in Madison

I don't think the Wisconsin blogosphere is ready for this.

Wisconsin has 'a plan' for both quarterbacks

Friday's Badger Bits include links on Wisconsin offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig having a plan for how to use the Badgers' quarterbacks, Gary Andersen bringing a larger-than-usual number of...

Cleveland PF Esa Ahmad includes Wisconsin in top 5

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Cleveland (Shaker Heights) power forward Esa Ahmad joined fellow Wisconsin basketball target Diamond Stone in naming the Badgers in his top five on Thurdsay. Ahmad is a four-star prospect who's considered the class of 2015's No. 9 power forward and No. 52 player overall, according to 247 Sports' composite rankings.

As B5Q's Phil Mitten discussed on Wednesday, Ahmad could make his way to Madison on Sept. 20, along with three-star Minneapolis point guard Jarvis Johnson. Maryland gets the first crack at Ahmad, though, on a visit to College Park this weekend. According to his family, Ahmad is still likely to visit all five of his top schools at some point.

Milwaukee C Diamond Stone includes Wisconsin in top 5

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Finally, some good basketball recruiting news for Wisconsin: five-star Milwaukee (Dominican) center Diamond Stone has included the Badgers in his top five. 247 Sports' composite rankings have Stone as the class of 2015's No. 1 center and No. 4 player overall. He's a versatile offensive player at 6'10, 246 pounds and he's also a quality rim protector -- earlier this month, he recorded a USA U-17 single-game record five blocks vs. China when the Americans won the gold medal at the FIBA U-17 World Championships in Dubai.

Badgers fans will also like to know that four-star Cleveland (Shaker Heights) power forward Esa Ahmad also included Wisconsin in his top five. B5Q's Phil Mitten had the latest on UW's pursuit of both players, among others, on Wednesday.

This chart proves Wisconsin is one of the most 'admirable' powerhouses

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The above graph is from the Wall Street Journal (we found it via Deadspin). It charts college football programs' success both on and off the field, and you can see Wisconsin is sitting pretty damn nice in the top right, along with "admirable powerhouses" Clemson, Stanford and UCLA. The chart's methodology is pretty standard and while this might not necessarily prove anything, it sure is great barstool fodder.

Wisconsin 2014-15 Schedule Breakdown

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The Wisconsin Badgers have a rigorous non-conference schedule, but caught some major breaks when it comes to the Big Ten. See how it could all play out.

Weekend beer preview: LSU

Sure, you know all about Les Miles eating grass and being a weirdo, as well as stud freshman running back Leonard Fournette, but what do you know about Louisiana beer? We're here to help.

B5Q Roundtable: Season predictions

Another B5Q Roundtable takes a stab at season predictions for Wisconsin.

Does Wisconsin have a weakness?

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The Badgers are an early favorite to win the B1G and possibly return to their second Final Four in as many seasons. Is there anything standing in their way? Well...maybe.

Derek Landisch healthy, expects to start

Thursday's Badger Bits feature links on Derek Landisch expecting to start Saturday vs. LSU, Tanner McEvoy shaking off the dust at quarterback, several LSU headlines and much more.

Full Week 1 college football TV schedule

We all finally have something to watch on TV this weekend.

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The 128-team CFB countdown

Rice Lake PF Henry Ellenson names top 3, leaves out Badgers

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Wisconsin's momentum for five-star Rice Lake power forward Henry Ellenson cooled significantly over the last month or so, and now it appears the Badgers are out of the picture. The 6'10, 230-pounder is the No. 9 2015 prospect in the country according to 247Composite and holds offers from many of college basketball's top programs. Interestingly (perhaps not the greatest choice of words for this site's readership) enough, Marquette holds 76 percent of 247 Sports' Crystal Ball predictions for Ellenson.

UW freshmen confident approaching opener

SEC speed has been a pervasive storyline as Wisconsin preps for LSU, but the Badgers' freshmen are remaining confident.

Bovada: Melvin Gordon has 4th-best Heisman odds

According to the latest odds released by Bovada, Melvin Gordon trails only three players in the country when it comes to Heisman Trophy odds.

College Football Playoff odds: UW jumps to 25/1

Wisconsin's championship odds have risen, according to the latest data from Bovada.

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