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Russell Wilson is fitting in well with the Badgers so far.
Russell Wilson is fitting in well with the Badgers so far.

It feels like a while since we've heard about Russell Wilson, doesn't it? Have no fear, Tom Mulhern is here! Wilson has been in Madison for summer classes, and has been fitting in well with his new teammates, according to Mulhern's article on This seems like a "no news is good news" situation, where the transition is probably going well if we don't hear about it. It's kind of unfortunate for me, but hey. It's July- I can deal with dearth of news. 

Andy Baggot of also has a nine piece about Wilson's relationship with former UW chancellor Biddy Martin. Wilson and the Martin family are from the same part of Virginia, and Baggot reports that Wilson previously even babysat for Biddy's nephew! There are some great quotes in the article, so go check it out. I'm guessing knowing the former UW chancellor didn't hurt Wisconsin during Wilson's decision process. 

Hit the jump for more Monday Badger Bits!

Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez was inducted into the college football Hall of Fame over the weekend- check out the write up on 

Off Tackle Empire has a guest piece from below the Mason-Dixon line, about why the SEC hates the Big Ten. Personally, I'd hate them less if they stop doing that "ESS EEE SEE" chant at bowl games.

Thanks to a tip from a reader: BHGP has an awesomely in-depth Fan Post about money in college football. You'll never guess where the Badgers rank in total revenue!

Ohio State-Wisconsin was named an impact game by the Big Ten blog on

Check out Blue Ribbon's FREE preview of the 2011 Wisconsin Badgers- no ESPN Insider required! 

Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has a ton of notes on some incoming Badger freshmen

Have a great day!