Good morning! This is going to be a daily(ish) post that discusses the goings on of the rest of the Big Ten Conference, and the country as needed. Much like the European Union, the Big Ten is a loosely confederated group of entities that sometimes have the same goals (like free movement of people between countries or not winning national titles in football or basketball) and sometimes accept new members that they later regret (Estonia or Rutgers).
We hope that you will use this post to comment on things happening around the conference and also as a sort of daily open thread to discuss breaking news or argue about Spotted Cow.
- Somehow I still think some points will be scored in this game.
- Lotta former Badgers showing confidence on Twitter dot com this week.
Beautiful day!! Might be the last time this year I can enjoy my new Gravely zero-turn ☹️ It’s the commercial brand for Ariens Company, who build all of their product in Wisconsin ...who’s about to pound down the meek and mild @OhioStateFB on saturday #GoBadgers!!! #WIvsOSU pic.twitter.com/jHxGO9GKUF— Joe Thomas (@joethomas73) October 23, 2019
- The Badger are my team of the week all year, but it’s nice to be noticed by others I suppose.
- Badgers legend Frank Kaminsky kicks off NBA campaign No. 5 tonight with his new team, the Phoenix Suns, against the Sacramento Kings. I’m interested to see where he fits into the Suns rotation. The Suns acquired stretch forward Dario Saric in the offseason as well, and Saric brings a similar skill set to the table. Deandre Ayton and Aron Baynes seem like they’ll be the top two center options, so again...it’ll be interesting to see where Frank the Tank slots in.
- Women’s basketball standout Kendra Van Leeuwen had the tenth most assists in the conference last year.
- The Wisconsin wrestling program is back on the rise and this roundup of preseason rankings definitely shows that.
We’ve got more to prove pic.twitter.com/dZ9Q1paXJ4— Wisconsin Wrestling (@BadgerWrestling) October 22, 2019
They tried to be liberal but systematic by codifying all the good reasons they could think of and granting any that arguably fit into one of them. But of course they didn’t think of every good reason—no one ever could—so they end up rewarding people who just game the system.— Bart T rvik (@totally_t_bomb) October 23, 2019
Basically every other player that has applied for a waiver is getting theirs approved and I am going to drive to Indianapolis and scream outside the NCAA’s building until they let Micah Potter play because this IS BULLSHIT!
- Coach Kelly Sheffield discusses the depth that the Badgers have which enabled them to weather Dana Rettke being in a walking boot for the last game.
Kelly Sheffield Press Conference— Wisconsin Volleyball (@BadgerVB) October 21, 2019
✅Grace Loberg's improvement
✅Performance the past weekend
✅Will travel affect performance?
✅Depth on roster pic.twitter.com/4vHE2opgZ1
- Almost too many accomplishments to list in one tweet!
- Tyler joined the Land-Grant Holy Land podcast to discuss the game on Saturday.
- Tyler and Belz also recorded OUR OWN podcast and were joined by Colton from LGHL.
- If you’re going to get mad at people for yelling “RUN THE BALL”, Penn State bloggers, then we will never invite you to a B5Q tailgate.
- Purdue’s third string QB is retiring due to medical reasons. Depth is VERY thin there for the Boilermakers.
- Iowa vs. Northwestern in the “yell about your own offensive coordinator” bowl.
- The annual “Jim Harbaugh is going to the NFL” rumors have started. Were they started by recruiting rivals out on the trail?
- Rutgers guard Geo Baker is a fun player to watch and root for. I hope he was a good season.
- Some Terps have rewatched the end of their loss to LSU in the NCAA Tournament dozens of times. Others haven’t watched it once. Still, it is the primary motivating factor to get the team deeper into the tourney this year.