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Plus: vote for Derek Watt; run the ball against Nebraska; and seriously...CROOOOOOOOOOOOOOTIN!

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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.

  • Looks like it’s time to get out the vote for special teams ace Derek Watt!
  • Psst, Coach the ball on Saturday.
  • The wrestling team is off to a gangbusters start this year.

Transfer wrestler Seth Gross has been dominant so far and leads the team.

  • So, it was the start of the early signing period on Wednesday and a number of Badger programs started signing recruits! You probably saw all of the men’s basketball recruits posts yesterday, but here is an update on all of the other teams!
  • The softball team added some players to hopefully help them go deeper in the NCAA Tournament.
  • The wrestling team had a pair of new recruits sign on Wednesday.
  • The women’s hoops team is undefeated so far this year and has been recruiting at a higher clip than they have in the past.
  • A nice post written by in-state twins Johnny and Jordan Davis.
  • Big bounce-back series this weekend for the Badgers. Also, you can throw a teddy bear on the ice on Saturday!

Here are a few of the players that have committed to the men’s hockey team as well.

  • The cross country team, presumably, has their pick of the litter when it comes to recruiting, but I don’t know where to begin looking for high school cross country recruiting rankings.
  • By act of God, Chase Young will not be playing against Rutgers. To be clear, I think Young SHOULD be able to play against Rutgers but it is good that he isn’t because Rutgers would eventually run out of quarterbacks.

B1G basketball scoreboard from last night (losses in bold because we are here to laugh at misfortune):

Purdue 55 - Marquette 65
Northwestern 72 - Providence 63
Rutgers 62 - Drexel 57
No. 16 Ohio State 76 - No. 10 Villanova 51