Good morning Badger fans. Yesterday was a big day for Wisconsin Football, as Russell Wilson finished up his visit to Madison. Tom Mulhern of Madison.com reports that a UW source said the visit was "a grand slam" and that Wilson "definitely liked Madison better than Auburn."
There was a lot of incorrect information swirling around on Twitter yesterday evening that Russell Wilson had officially committed to Wisconsin. To set the record straight, these rumors are completely false. A guy by the name of David Hookstead tweeted that Wilson verbally committed to Wisconsin. He then cranked out many more tweets last night talking about how he just got out of meetings with UW coaches and "had a little contact with ESPN." His tweet this morning proves he's just looking for attention: "Don't forget I was the first person in the country to announce that Russell Wilson had committed to play football for Wisconsin." This is the last time I'll bother to mention this guy, so I hope he enjoys his 15 minutes of fame.
Regardless, it's great news to hear that Wilson's visit went well. He and Scott Tolzien have something in common- both led their team to a victory in the Champs Sports Bowl. Every NC State fan I've seen comment on Wilson has great things to say about his character and talent, so don't get the idea that he's a diva-type player from all this baseball vs. football drama. Wisconsin seems to be the frontrunner for where he ends up, but like always, we'll just have to wait and see. More Bits after the jump!They say a picture is worth a thousand words, right? So here's 12,000 words describing Russell Wilson's tenure with the Wolfpack.
Congratulations to senior guard Jordan Taylor, who has received an invite to training camp for the USA Basketball World University Games team. The training camp will be held in late July and early August in Colorado. If Taylor makes the cut (22 players vying for 12 spots), he'll represent the United States at the World University Games in China in mid-August. I'd place my bets on JT making the team- USA head coach Matt Painter certainly knows what Jordan is capable of on the basketball court.
Adam Rittenberg takes a look at Wisconsin's biggest hope and biggest concern for 2011. Let's just say the concern won't be so concerning if RW picks UW.
Wisconsin has the tenth unruliest football fans in the country according to the fan site Lost Lettermen. It's your call whether this is to be considered a good thing or a bad thing.
The Badger football team will receive $1 million to go play Northern Illinois at Soldier Field this upcoming season. The tables are turned on this one- usually it's the Badgers giving other teams money to come to Camp Randall.
Tom Oates says that Russell Wilson would instantly make the Badgers the favorite in the inaugural season of the Leaders Division.
NFL-bound Gabe Carimi and swimmer Maggie Meyer were Wisconsin's recipients of the Big Ten Medal of Honor for this season. This award recognizes athletes who have shown proficiency in both athletics and academics.