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Plus: wrestling is still undefeated; so is women’s basketball; but volleyball isn’t in conference anymore!

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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 amount of people I saw tweeting about this that were not affiliated with Wisconsin shows how college sports is often more than just rivalries and beating Rutgers.
  • Former Badgers point guard Jordan Taylor is still throwing daggers.
  • T.J. Watt might win NFL Defensive Player of the Year, huh?
  • I wish I was half as good at anything as Rose Lavelle is at passing a soccer ball.
  • After splitting their series at Nebraska Omaha over the weekend, the Badgers are finally back in Madison.
  • The Badgers came into the B1G Tournament on a bit of a hot streak but ran into a tough Penn State team that, quite frankly, was just better.
  • While the men’s team will not be playing in the NCAA Tournament, the B1G Champion women’s team will find out who they play Monday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. CT during the selection show.
  • The women’s basketball team is off to a 2-0 start on the season.
  • Rock will have more on the volleyball team on Tuesday but this Tiffany Clark highlight is too good not to share right away.
  • The Badgers are now 5-0 on the season and proving that their lofty preseason expectations were warranted.
  • It will take you a little while, but here are all 250 yards that Jonathan Taylor rushed for against Iowa.

Northwestern 61 - Merrimack 71
Iowa 87 - SIU-Edwardsville 60
Illinois 83 - Grand Canyon 71
No. 7 Maryland 73 - Rhode Island 55
No. 23 Purdue 66 - Texas 70
Nebraska 78 - Southern Utah 79 2OT
Indiana 85 - Portland State 74
Penn State 91 - Wagner 64
Minnesota 62 - Oklahoma 71
No. 1 Michigan State 100 - Binghamton 47
No. 18 Ohio State 76 - UMass Lowell 56
Illinois 69 - No. 21 Arizona 90
Rutgers 86 - Niagara 39