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B5Q Blogopean Union: Wisconsin has a short men’s hockey team

Plus: the women’s hockey team raised a banner; Jonathan Taylor is ending dudes’ careers; and Alec Ingold is paving the way.

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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.

  • The men’s hockey season starts on Friday. Here is a national fact book for the whole college hockey landscape.

The shortest player in the country is our very own Sean Dhooghe who stands at 5-foot-3. JUST MEANS HE’S TOUGH TO KNOCK OFF THE PUCK!

K’Andre Miller did not practice on Saturday nor did he participate in the intrasquad scrimmage on Sunday due to violating team rules. It is unclear whether or not he will be eligible to play in the season opener on Friday against No. 11 Boston College.

  • The Grand Forks (North Dakota) Herald is high on the Badgers prospects for this season.
  • The women’s hockey team celebrated their home opener by raising a damn banner!

Bob will have more info about the weekend, but you may have already heard that the Badgers swept the Nittany Lions all the way back to State College.

  • Not to get all sentimental on you, but this is pretty cool.
  • The men’s and women’s cross country teams had a race at South Bend, Ind. over the weekend.

(Everything else I saw online said that Monson finished second in the race, so maybe that’s a typo. I find that highly plausible since the graphic also says that Notre Dame is in South Bend, Wisconsin.)

  • Good to see former Badger basketball great, Jordan Taylor, doing well over in Europe.
  • Jonathan Taylor was out there on Saturday afternoon straight up retiring dudes.
  • Rock will have much more on the volleyball team’s excellent week, but here is a fun fact to hold you over until then.
  • Badgers in the NHL already making highlight reels.
  • Badgers in the NFL are also making highlight reels, although they may not necessarily be the focus of them.