With just an hour or so left until kickoff, some news continues to trickle out of Happy Valley...
--Looks like the Badgers will once again be without middle linebacker Chris Borland. Borland has been battling a hamstring injury that kept him out of last week's game vs. Ohio State, though head coach Bret Bielema did say Borland was "feeling very, very well" back in his Monday press conference.
LB Chris Borland in sweats as #Badgers take the field for warm ups. Looks like a no go today— Badger Football (@BadgerFootball) November 24, 2012
On that note, Tom Mulhern of the Wisconsin State Journal wonders if Borland might be sidelined in order to keep him healthy for the Big Ten Championship Game. That certainly doesn't seem like something Borland would appreciate:
Borland to me: "If I'm healthy, I'm going to go. I'd do whatever they said, but if they held me out when I was healthy, I'd be angry."— Tom Mulhern (@TomMulhernWSJ) November 24, 2012
--According to Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, right tackle Rob Havenstein is on the dress list, as expected. Havenstein has a slight MCL sprain, though Bielema also said on Monday that he should be good to go. Mulhern did Tweet that Havenstein is still limping.
--Penn State's star senior linebacker Michael Mauti will miss his final collegiate game due to a knee injury he sustained last week vs. Indiana, though the Nittany Lions do plan to honor him beyond their typical Senior Day festivities:
Penn State helmets with a large 42 on the left side in honor of Michael Mauti twitpic.com/bg4ds1— Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88) November 24, 2012