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ESPN's Todd McShay likes Melvin Gordon the most


ESPN/Scouts Inc.'s Todd McShay considers Melvin Gordon the top NFL prospect at running back, ahead of Georgia's Todd Gurley, Alabama's TJ Yeldon, South Carolina's Mike Davis and more. McShay says Gordon "is a home run hitter with very good acceleration and top-end speed, with the ability to make defenders miss both in the hole and in space." Thanks to Rotoworld for breaking paywall on the ESPN Insider link!

Melvin Gordon named to ESPN's preseason All-American team


Melvin Gordon has made yet another preseason media All-American team. After making CBS Sports' on Wednesday, Wisconsin's star running back made ESPN's on Thursday. Other Big Ten representatives include Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff, Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory, Ohio State defensive tackle Michael Bennett and Michigan State punter Mike Sadler.

2014-15 UW basketball schedule released

The latest sign that this summer's vanishing before our eyes: Wisconsin's full basketball schedule for 2014-15 was released Thursday night.

Jackson's career over; some starters announced

Gary Andersen met with media Thursday evening and provided a surprisingly large number of updates.

NRG Stadium putting down turf for Wisconsin-LSU


Here's our built-in excuse in the event things don't go well in Houston: it was the damn turf! Sarcasm aside, this makes sense considering how much the Texans (the building's main occupants) have invested in the field. It is kinda weird they play two days before the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff and then their next game (the regular-season opener) doesn't come until Sept. 7, but again, this is understandable.

Wisconsin backs out of home-and-home with Washington


Buried in a release from Washington announcing a pair of home-and-homes with BYU and Michigan is the fact that Wisconsin has backed out of its own series with the "other" UW. The statement reads: "... due to conflicts with its Big Ten Conference schedule, Wisconsin was forced to cancel its two games with the Huskies, previously scheduled for 2018 and 2021." As Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel points out, the Badgers have four Big Ten home games in 2018 and five in 2021.

Melvin Gordon makes CBS Sports' All-American team


CBS Sports released its preseason All-American list Wednesday, including Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon as one of two running backs alongside Georgia's Todd Gurley. Only a first team was released, so Gordon is the only Badgers representative. The other Big Ten players are Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff, Ohio State defensive tackle Michael Bennett and Iowa defensive tackle Carl Davis.

Camp update: No QB named; Caleb Kinlaw flashes

The media didn't see much Monday afternoon, but head coach Gary Andersen did give some insight into the Badgers' second scrimmage.

Badgers won't name QB before opener

Gary Andersen indicated Monday that the Badgers won't name a starting quarterback before the season-opener against LSU on Aug. 30.

UW women send 12 players to represent USA, Canada

The United States and Canada will be represented by five Badgers on each side as the two nations meet up in Calgary, Alberta next week.

Former Badgers Bryce Gilbert, Brock DeCicco land at IUP


Bryce Gilbert was one of Wisconsin's more surprising departures when the fall roster was announced back in July. It turns out he, as well as former UW tight end Brock DeCicco, have since enrolled at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. According to the article linked above -- which is the first we've heard of the destinations for Gilbert and DeCicco -- both players are getting first-team reps with the Crimson Hawks.

First AP poll released, Wisconsin 14th

The Badgers begin No. 14 in the AP's first college football poll of 2014.

Camp update: Badgers' defense has good Saturday

In about 40-45 minutes of camp Saturday, Wisconsin's defense stepped up to stymy the offense.

Kevin Estes becomes Badgers' 19th commit for 2015

The San Marcos, California tackle joins a very impressive offensive line class.

Camp update: Derek Landisch expected back for LSU

Injury updates, more praise for freshmen receivers, and Badgers heeding the call to fight ALS

5 more Badgers earn their 'Ws'


During Friday's morning practice, reporters noted a few more freshmen sporting the Motion "W" on their helmets. Offensive tackle Beau Benzschawel, linebacker D'Cota Dixon, safety Lubern Figaro, defensive lineman Conor Sheehy and cornerback Derrick Tindal are the newest first-year players to exchange their black stripes for Wisconsin's logo, joining kicker Rafael Gaglianone and wide receivers Natrell Jamerson, George Rushing and Krenwick Sanders with their "Ws." The tradition, of course, started when Gary Andersen came to Wisconsin. This year's crop of freshmen has widely impressed in camp, elevating expectations for certain positions previously seen as weaknesses. That's especially true at kicker (Gaglianone might have the starting job locked up) and wide receiver (two, maybe three among Jamerson, Rushing and Sanders could travel with the team to LSU for the opener Aug. 30).

Playoff committee explains selection process

Eventually, we'll have a fuller grasp of how exactly the College Football Playoff selection committee will operate. Hopefully.

Sean Little signs ECHL contract with Bakersfield

Sean Little becomes the eighth player from last season's roster to sign a professional contract, as he agrees to terms with Bakersfield in the ECHL.

Wednesday practice recap: Stave, Rushing open eyes

Joel Stave worked primarily with the first-team offense, plus more updates from Wednesday's afternoon practice.

Tyler Barnes signs AHL contract with Grand Rapids

After a solid four-year career at Wisconsin, right wing Tyler Barnes has agreed to a one-year contract with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL.

Wisconsin scheduled for 4 Super Tuesday games


Wisconsin will have four Super Tuesday games on ESPN this season, the network announced Wednesday. The first comes Jan. 20 vs. Iowa and is followed by a home game vs. Indiana on Feb. 3. Two away games, at Nebraska on Feb. 20 and at Maryland on Feb. 24, will also be featured. The full Super Tuesday slate can be viewed above.

2014 Big Ten/ACC Challenge: Wisconsin vs. Duke to air on ESPN Dec. 3


The full TV schedule for the 2014 Big Ten/ACC Challenge was announced Tuesday. Wisconsin faces Duke on the second night, Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 8:30 p.m. CT. The game will air on ESPN. Head to BT Powerhouse via the link above for the full Challenge schedule.

Practice report: Stave shines, players earn 'Ws'

More Joel Stave vs. Tanner McEvoy with the prized No. 1 starting quarterback spot on the line, plus a fun little team bonding at the conclusion of practice ended with a glorious golf shot. Wait, golf?

Badgers' scrimmage showcases Stave, McEvoy

Wisconsin's first scrimmage of the fall took place Sunday at Camp Randall Stadium in front of 5,000 people. Both quarterbacks flashed potential, but it's still only a week into fall camp.

Day 6 fall practice report: Vonte Jackson injured

Vonte Jackson worked to get back onto the field in 2014 after three ACL surgeries, but his knee buckled Saturday morning. More from Wisconsin summer camp, including the battle at quarterback from...

Day 5 fall practice report: Stave, McEvoy battling

The Badgers practiced in full pads for the first time this fall on Friday. Here's a roundup of everything that happened.

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