Happy Tuesday everyone! We've got some big Bucky's 5th Quarter news for you later this morning, so keep it posted here for the announcement.
Let's get into some Badger Bits. Does the name of the player in the headline ring a bell? Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few years, you're probably aware of Jason Bohannon, one of the most proficient three-point shooters in Wisconsin basketball history. And yes, Zach is the younger brother of Jason. But he's also significantly taller than his older brother, standing at 6'8". Zach Bohannon will likely play both small forward and power forward for Wisconsin, though keep in mind that he will not be able to suit up and play for the Badgers until the 2012-13 season, per NCAA transfer rules. As a sophomore, Zach averaged 4.3 points and 2 rebounds a game last season for the Air Force Falcons of the Mountain West Conference.
Sounds like Zach is a big three-point shooter just like his older brother, and there's always more room in Madison for big guys who can shoot from beyond the arc. He still has two years of eligibility remaining, so he's got plenty of time to improve his game and learn the system. He will walk on for now, but has a chance to earn a scholarship. Another solid if unspectacular snag on the recruiting trail by Bo Ryan, who actually tried to get Z-Bo straight out of high school as well.
Make sure you check out College Football Live on ESPN today, they are currently previewing each team in their preseason top 20 and today's team in the spotlight is the Wisconsin Badgers. They have Wisconsin at No. 14, squeezed in between new Big Ten squad Nebraska at 13 and disliked Rose Bowl opponent TCU at 15. The show will air today at 2:30 PM CT on ESPN.
Adam Rittenberg explores whether or not the Badgers should go after quarterback Russell Wilson. Wilson has been released from his scholarship from NC State and is currently playing minor league baseball, but is interested in playing football again this year and can play right away since he already earned his NC State degree. This Tom Lea tweet seems to indicate Wilson may be considering playing for Wisconsin.
Wisconsin/Northern Illinois 2011 Soldier Field edition game tickets are on sale now. They're expensive, but I think that's because you'll be treated to a Bret Bielema/Dave Doeren halftime arm-wrestling contest, should be a good time.
Don Banks of SI.com thinks that John Clay is a perfect example of the players most affected by the NFL's lockout.
Barry Alvarez and the Wisconsin athletic department found the rumors regarding Wisconsin women's tennis coach Brian Fleishman categorically untrue. There may have been some bitter ex-players involved, and the Badger Herald probably should have done their due diligence before printing the story.
That's all folks- keep it tuned here for our big announcement later this morning.