We are long overdue for an edition of Badger Bits, so let's jump right in.
I couldn't find the online version of the story, but I read in today's Chicago Tribune (yes, newspapers still exist) that UW-Milwaukee head coach Rob Jeter will join Bo Ryan in coaching the USA team in this summer's World University Games, which will take place July 2-12 in Belgrade, Serbia. Jeter, of course, was an assistant under Ryan before taking the head coaching job at UWM. The story also said that Marquette's Lazar Hayward and Purdue's Robbie Hummel are among those who could be on the team.
- Spoiler Alert! Luke Swan was not cut in last night's episode of 4th and Long, but he was among those who were in danger of being cut.
BadgerBeat.com - Wisconsin Badgers women's basketball: O'Leary makes it official
The All-State guard from Janesville Parker, who originally signed with Loyola (Ill.) but told The Capital Times in April she would change course and come to Wisconsin, has signed a national letter of intent with UW and was introduced by the school Monday.
Wright will visit UW in June - JSOnline
Wright is considered a three-star prospect (out of five) by rivals.com and a two-star prospect by scout.com.
BadgerBeat.com - Wisconsin Badgers football: Brookfield defensive tackle commits
Bryce Gilbert is the third member of UW's 2010 recruiting class.
BadgerBeat.com - Baggot: Football coaches making big mistake with secret ballots
The American Football Coaches Association announced this week coaches’ final ballots will be kept secret starting in 2010.
- Notre Dame, Northwestern set for Chicago Invitational Challenge - Chicago Tribune
Illini, Mizzou calling off annual St. Louis game -- chicagotribune.com
Illinois and Missouri's traditional season opener in St. Louis will come to an end after 2010.