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Badger Bits: MLK Monday Linkorama

Hey all- I apologize in advance for the abbreviated Badger Bits today- I'm in the process of moving back onto campus for second semester. Everything will be back to normal for the rest of the week though!

Bo Ryan gave fans of the Wisconsin Badgers a clue to his actual age when he referred to "The Gong Show" (The "American Idol" of its time) after beating Illinois on Saturday, according to Rob Schultz of Madison.com. The analogy is surprisingly appropriate: neither team was able to establish much of a rhythm because of all of the fouls committed during the game. 

In other Wisconsin sports news from the weekend, the Badgers (15-8-3, 7-7-2 WCHA) split a two game series with the No. 5 UM-Duluth Bulldogs (15-5-3, 10-4-2) at their new arena. The Badgers fell 2-0 on Friday night, but rebounded with a 3-2 win on Saturday, according to Andy Baggot of Madison.com.

Blogger Graham Filler from the excellent SB Nation blog Off Tackle Empire has done a review of the best in-conference football games of 2010. Make sure to check out OTE for various Big Ten news!

More Badger Bits after the jump!

This has been news for a while, but it's not alltogether shocking: the Big Ten has decided to keep its much-maligned "Legends" and "Leaders" division names for the 2011 season. I am all in favor of a boycott, but I can't decide whether to call the divisions "East" and "West," or "North" and "South."

Make sure to check out Jeff Potrykus' re-cap of the Badgers' 76-66 win over Illinois on Saturday, that is if you have already checked out Jake's write-up on the front page.

Schultz also writes that two positions have not been spot-on recently for the Badgers Basketball team.

Andy Baggot has a re-cap of the Badgers' 2-0 loss to UM-Duluth from Friday, and he talks about how the team's seven game win streak came to an end.

Finally, I know all of you might either have the day off (like me) or have to work as usual, so here's a Monty Python video to get your day started on the right foot.

Have a great holiday everybody!