Hey everybody- I hope all of your weekends went well. Let's get this show on the road.
Ever head the saying "loose lips sink ships?" It's an old phrase that the Wisconsin athletic department will probably re-emphasize after wide receiver Nick Toon accidentally committed a NCAA recruiting violation, according to Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Potrykus writes that Toon accidentally violated NCAA rules when he answered a few questions from a TV reporter about Russell Wilson's visit to Madison. Potrykus says the violation was minor, and that it won't affect Wilson's eligibility should he decide to play for the Badgers. The bylaw Toon violated prohibits schools from commenting about prospective signees. Normally interview requests are subject to review by the athletic department, but Toon spoke with the reporter at a WIAA state tournament, so the request wasn't cleared. Again, Potrykus says the violation was minor, but you can be sure the Badgers will get a refresher about NCAA rules in the future!
Andy Baggot of Madison.com writes about his experience on the Badger Days bus trip.
Construction on LaBahn Arena is coming right along, according to UWBadgers.com.
Potrykus also writes that former Wisconsin forward Jon Leuer is about to live the dream.
Check out the latest Big Ten mailblog on ESPN.com.
Mike Lucas at UWBadgers.com writes about Wisconsin strength coach Gary Herbert, and how he has the Badgers ready to roll from day one.
Finally, Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett take a look at official and suggested nicknames for the Big Ten's student sections.
Have a great day!