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Badger Bits: New developments in expansion game

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Texas and Notre Dame appear to hold all the cards when it comes to conference expansion, both in the Big Ten and the Pac 10. Indeed, they control their own destinies and their decisions will certainly impact the moves of others. But what if the Big Ten moved ahead without them and poached Nebraska from a Big 12 conference that appears to be in limbo? That's the focus of many of today's Badger Bits.

In the part four of an interesting series on common sports injuries, a UW graduate assistant athletic trainer looks at different types of bone injuries.

Former Heisman running back Ron Dayne's time without his Rose Bowl rings was brief. The stolen items were returned to his home anonymously.

As promised, a couple updates on Big Ten expansion, particularly as Nebraska and Missouri are concerned.

Mike Lucas takes a look at just how much influence Texas, home of the most profitable athletic department in the nation, has in determining who goes where in conference expansion.

The UW Athletic Department revoked the season ticket accounts of 22 students for violating its fan behavior policies during the 2009-10 season.

Here's the report in the Omaha World-Herald that Nebraska could be on its way to the Big Ten as early as Friday.

Badger quarterback Scott Tolzien comes in at No. 19 on Adam Rittenberg's list of the top 25 players in the conference.

Running back John Clay is one of four Big Ten players on Playboy's preseason All-America team.

Rittenberg also gives us his best-case and worst-case scenarios for Wisconsin's 2010 season.

-Jake Harris