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B5Q Roundtables

B5Q Roundtable: Season predictions

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

B5Q Roundtable: Season predictions

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The 5 Best Restaurants in Madison

Whether you're a first-time visitor or know Madison better than anyone, we say this is how you should structure your dining on a football weekend in Madtown.

UW freshmen confident approaching opener

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

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.

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.

Badger Bits: 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.

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.

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.

Les Miles has 'a plan' for LSU QBs, both will play Saturday

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As Nola.com relates, LSU head coach Les Miles said on Wednesday's SEC teleconference that both Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris will see the field at quarterback vs. Wisconsin Saturday.

"It's not something without conception," Miles said. "We understand it. It's (the plan) not something I'm going to reveal. I don't think there's any tremendous magic to it. Both will play."

Jennings is a sophomore who played in nine games last season and started one. Harris is a highly-touted dual-threat freshman. Learn more about LSU's quarterback situation in our preview from last week.

Hype 'stressing' Gordon; Shelton a wiser player

Wednesday's Badger Bits include links on Melvin Gordon "stressed" by his Heisman Trophy hype, Sojourn Shelton growing wiser after his freshman year, talk from the LSU side of Saturday's game and...

Week 1 depth chart: Observations of UW's defense

Two redshirt freshman defensive linemen and one true freshman safety will tango with some game-ready upperclassmen in hope of wrecking havoc on the LSU offense.

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The 128-team CFB countdown

Viewing guide for SIX DAYS OF FOOTBALL

Wednesday is a college football day. So are Thursday and Friday. Of course Saturday is, and even Sunday and Monday too. Let's buckle up.

Hoops recruiting: Top targets set UW visits

An explosive guard and versatile forward in the 2015 class each aim to spend Sept. 20 in Madison for the Wisconsin vs. Bowling Green game as one of their five official visits.

Badgers schedule series at Ferris St. next season

In addition to playing at Ferris State next season, the Badgers will play a series at North Dakota and travel to face BU and BC one game each.

Closing Arguments: Wisconsin

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Is Wisconsin headed for the B1G championship once again? OTE says yes.

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