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Wisconsin Badgers news, 9/17: Austin Ramesh 3rd in line at running back

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That's Austin Ramesh on the left.
That's Austin Ramesh on the left.
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When we heard that cornerback Dare Ogunbowale was moving to running back to fill the void vacated by the injuries to Taiwan Deal and Caleb Kinlaw behind Melvin Gordon and Corey Clement, we wondered if he'd actually see spot duty. That would involve garbage-time reps or, in true worst-case scenarios, injuries to Gordon and/or Clement.

It turns out that fullback Austin Ramesh might actually be next in line at running back: also has a nice feature on Ramesh improving while spending most of his time backing up Derek Watt and Derek Straus.

Bowling Green's offense is super high-paced, in case you haven't heard. More on that subject:

Interested in the AP poll? Dave Heller at Fox Sports Wisconsin has been tracking weekly changes among the voters for a while, and his latest work can be found here.


Drew had this really great, team-by-team post embracing the suck of the Big Ten:

This year, the Big Ten is in shambles but still insistent on playing out the rest of the season. Since the mainstream, national SB Nation media won't report on the best academic conference in the country, we will do it for them. Here's how the Big Ten ranks in offense, defense and remaining schedule.

Zach has his Getting to Know Bowling Green preview up, and it's so thorough and everything you, well, need to know about Wisconsin's next opponent:

... the Falcons ran 113 plays against Indiana, more than the Badgers have faced this entire season. And while it is fair to assume that the Badgers won't be giving the ball back as fast as Indiana did on Saturday, we can still expect to see this inexperienced UW defense unit tested by an offensive scheme that it hasn't had to deal with so far.

Gary Andersen held his weekly Big Ten coaches teleconference on Tuesday and provided updates on Joel Stave, Melvin Gordon, the receivers and more. On Stave, the most important subject of his talk:

Joel's status still is the same. He's moving in the right direction, I believe. Talking with him [Monday], we had a good talk out at practice. It's kind of just moving in the right direction. Practice time for him is kind of structured how Joel feels for the day, and it's been good. I like where Joel is; again the most important thing for me right now is to see him continue to make strides. He's happy when he's out there. He's got a good look in his eye. He's involved in practice wherever he can potentially be involved in practice or he feels comfortable.

Bowling Green receivers coach Sean Lewis was a Wisconsin tight end back in the day. Jake has a pretty cool story on all that.

BTN announced its full TV schedule for the upcoming Big Ten men's basketball season.