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Wisconsin Badgers news, 8/28: Derek Landisch healthy, expects to start vs. LSU; Tanner McEvoy shakes off dust

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It's been nearly 21 months since Tanner McEvoy started a college football game, but that's OK (we think)! Here's why. McEvoy still says he's "not sure" who will start at quarterback Saturday. BadgerNation has a similar story.

More from BadgerNation: none other than Melvin Gordon tops their list of the Most Indispensable Badgers.

Derek Landisch is healthy and expects to start vs. LSU.

Here's the complete Week 1 college football TV schedule for your perusal.

Here's a name to remember: Jack Cichy, a sophomore linebacker from Somerset, Wisconsin. Fox Sports Wisconsin says he could be the next great Badgers walk-on.

Yahoo! says Wisconsin is "sitting pretty" in the College Football Playoff race. Nice! discusses how 2015 Wisconsin football commits Jon Dietzen and Austin Kafentzis fared in high school action last week.

Former UW hockey players are happily training back in Madison, Andy Baggot writes for

LSU news lists the hometown LSU Tigers fifth in its first SEC poll of the season. Das pendulum:

LSU could be sneaky good at 10-2 or fall to the back end projections of 8-4.

Les Miles got jokes, even about super-important things like WHICH QUARTERBACKS ARE GOING TO START DAMMIT TELL ME ALREADY:

"We're going to send them both out there. They'll each stand behind a guard and when we're ready, one will step behind the center and the other will go in motion," Miles told Jack Arute on SiriusXM College Sports Nation.


Michael DiNardo, a LSU student and the son of former Tigers head coach and current BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo, was arrested Wednesday in Baton Rouge on felony drug and firearm charges.


Wisconsin's freshmen, especially Lubern Figaro, are confident entering this weekend. These quotes from Figaro caused a stir on Twitter Wednesday evening:

"You should feel disrespected," Figaro said when asked if he feels disrespected by all the attention paid toward the SEC. "We all know the Big Ten is better than the SEC."

The 6'0 safety from Everett, Massachusetts, said he isn't worried about LSU's speed on offense in preparing for Saturday.

"We match their speed," Figaro said. "We are way more physical than them. This is Wisconsin."

Odds: Bovada released its latest for the College Football Playoff and Heisman Trophy race.

Drew wrote this guide to dining in Madison during a game weekend, and it's just so damn good.

Here's the latest in Wisconsin basketball recruiting...

... where there's some bad news.