Badger Bits: Pitt or Kansas State in Wisconsin's future?

You know the drill, Badger fans. Here's your serving of Monday morning Badger bits with a side order of Tom Petty.

Andy Baggot of Madison.com writes that the Wisconsin athletic department is trying to add some fresh BCS faces to the Badgers' schedule in the future. Baggot mentions Pittsburgh out of the Big East, as well as Kansas State from the newly- numerically challenged Big 12. Both schools have a connection or two to the Badgers: athletic director Barry Alvarez is from Pennsylvania and Baggot says he has "an affinity for Pitt," and Bret Bielema was KSU's co-defensive coordinator for two years. Don't forget former Badgers running back Zach Brown is now a Pitt Panther. 

After years of playing so-called "cupcake schedules." it looks like the Badgers are still actively looking for tougher non-conference opponents. The Badgers are already scheduled to play Washington State at home in 2015, they have a home and home scheduled with Virginia Tech in 2016-17, as well as a home and home with Washington in 2017-18. 

Dave Heller of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel wants to know where Russell Wilson ranks among the Big Ten quarterbacks

Check out the latest mailblog from ESPN.com's Big Ten blog! 

Tom Mulhern of Madison.com ponders whether the NFL influenced Wilson's decision to come to Wisconsin.

By the way, Ohio State vacated all of its 2010 wins last week. Unfortunately, you can't take back a loss. Let's all laugh at their despair. Oh, the schadenfreude. 

If you're a Wisconsin grad student, football tickets go on sale this morning! Don't just stand there- go get them while you still can!

Mike Lucas of UWBadgers.com writes that it's difficult to rank Wisconsin's tight ends in 2011. 

I promised you some Tom Petty, so here you go. 52 days until Wisconsin football!

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