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Badger Bits: Bielema proactive after Tressel-gate

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Adam Rittenberg of writes that Wisconsin football coach Bret Bielema is checking with local tattoo parlors to make sure nothing like the Tressel-gate scandal ever happens in Madison. Bielema said "its definitely something you want to look into" after a scandal claimed the career of a prestigious head coach. Bielema also told Rittenberg that he and his staff closely monitor car and moped issues, to make sure there aren't any NCAA compliance issues under his watch. 

Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel also writes that UW officials won't dance on Ohio State's grave, because athletic director Barry Alvarez wants to use the situation as a learning experience for the department. Alvarez told department members what they should be looking out for, in order to prevent compliance issues from cropping up in the future. 

More Badger Bits after the jump!

Rittenberg also says Wisconsin is one of the teams that will gain the most if/when OSU backslides after the NCAA sanctions are levied. named UW offensive coordinator Paul Chryst as one of the hottest assistant coaches in the country, according to Tom Mulhern. And no, it's not the kind of "hot" you're thinking of. 

Andy Baggot of writes that both Bielema and Alvarez would prefer an indoor Big Ten championship game. 

Tom Oates of writes that Tressel was the latest to lose his grip.

And finally, UW basketball player Duje Dukan is going to play for the Croatian national team over the summer.  

Have a great weekend!