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Malik Zaire ‘expects to head to’ Florida; Craig Smith nets Stanley Cup goal

A few quick Sunday headlines.

NCAA Football: Stanford at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

It appears Wisconsin Badgers fans can finally put the Malik Zairesaga” to rest.

The former Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback “expects to head to” the Florida Gators as a graduate transfer, he told Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Wisconsin was one of the earliest programs linked to Zaire when his transfer intentions came to light back in the fall, but with Alex Hornibrook entrenched as the starter, it’s not surprising Zaire went to a school that offers him a much better chance at a starting spot.

Former Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire told me that he plans to arrive in Gainesville on Wednesday to get settled with his new...

Posted by Bruce Feldman on Saturday, June 3, 2017

Zaire also spoke with about his decision:

"You just want to be able to be a part of something special," Zaire told 247Sports' Luke Stammpini. "You're playing in basically like a minor league from the league. For me, I didn't want the challenge to disippate at the end of the day. Coming from Notre Dame, you're playing top games every week, and I wanted to continue that trend. I didn't want to run from the challenge, I wanted to embrace the challenge."

For more on the SEC relaxing its graduate transfer rules, paving the way for Zaire’s transfer to the Gators, check out Alligator Army’s writeup.

For more talk on the Badgers’ quarterback situation entering the fall, check out Jake’s latest look at Hornibrook, Karé Lyles, and Jack Coan.

Craig Smith nets goal in Stanley Cup Final

Former Badger Craig Smith scored the following breakaway goal in the third period of the Nashville Predators’ 5–1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday.

The goal was Smith’s first of the playoffs, making him the 18th different Predator to score this postseason.

Camp Randall 100 update

Here are the latest additions to UW’s Camp Randall 100 series since we last checked in:

Definitely check these out—this series is a really great and well-executed tribute by UW.