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B5Q Blogopean Union: the lone NBA Badger tipped off last night

Plus: men’s hockey is the team of the week; #FREEMICAHPOTTER; Kelly Sheffield discusses volleyball depth

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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.
  • 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’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.
  • #FreeMicahPotter

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.
  • Almost too many accomplishments to list in one tweet!