Badger Bits

Wisconsin reunion likely on 'Hard Knocks'

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The Atlanta Falcons will be the featured team on this year's "Hard Knocks" show, potentially reuniting fans with five former Badgers favorites.

4 Badgers closing in on 1,000 points

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Also in today's Badger Bits: a Wisconsin reunion of sorts in the NFL is planned for August, Russell Wilson meets Derek Jeter and you can still buy tickets to the Blake Geoffrion Classic.

Phil Steele's preseason All-American list

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As if the standard wasn't set high enough, running back Melvin Gordon made Phil Steele's First-Team All-American list. Teammate Rob Havenstein joined him on the fourth team. Read more inside...

World Cup soccer at Camp Randall?

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Soccer's on our minds with the World Cup starting Thursday. Since we're a college blog, let's infuse Camp Randall and some football talk into the subject.

Joe Schobert: Next great Badgers linebacker?

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Let's start going sport by sport through these Badger Bits.

Phil Steele's preseason All-Big Ten teams

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As expected, the Badgers are well represented on one of the most anticipated preseason All-Big Ten teams.

Talking athletic department financials

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We're talking dollar signs today.

Josh Gasser, Russell Wilson honored

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A busy Hump Day edition of Badger Bits discusses great off-field work from Josh Gasser and Russell Wilson, basketball recruiting and Wisconsin's outlook for 2014.

2014 Big Ten, Heisman Trophy odds

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Melvin Gordon has the ninth-best Heisman Trophy odds entering the 2014 season, per Bovada.

2011-12 football team still the model

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For all the success UW's football and basketball teams have enjoyed recently, the model for producing pro prospects still came in 2011-12.

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