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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.

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.

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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.

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B5Q Roundtable: Season predictions

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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.

Derek 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

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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.

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