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B5Q Blogopean Union: the Wisconsin offensive line is good actually???

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Plus: Alicia Monson is amazing; Abby Roque is amazing; Seth Gross is amazing.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 21 Michigan at Wisconsin Photo by Lawrence Iles/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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.

  • That’s a lot of goals already accomplished this year.
  • It’s best not to deal in “what ifs” but man...that Illinois loss sure is looking worse and worse every week.
  • Abby Roque was also named the No. 1 star in the whole dang country for her performance against Minnesota State over the weekend.
  • The wrestling team is still hanging around in the top-ten in a couple of polls.

Seth Gross is No. 1 at 133 pounds, Tristan Moran is No. 11 at 141, Cole Martin is No. 14 at 149, Evan Wick is No. 3 at 165 and Trent Hilger is the No. 8 heavyweight in the country according to FloWrestling.

  • I love that for most of the season Wisconsin fans have all been like “yeah, the offensive line is ok, I guess but they could be doing a lot better.” Quite the legacy here in the trenches.
  • It would be nice if the Badgers could win two in a row against the Gophers this weekend.
  • The Badgers are heading south for Thanksgiving.
  • My sister went to Duke and I will not abide another loss in an NCAA Tournament to her or the Blue Devils. Just to add a little pressure on the team.

Using data collected at knowrivalry.com, its clear that Ohioans only have one team on the brain, and it’s exactly who you would expect. Fans collectively decided to allocate 90.71 out of 100 “rivalry points” to the Wolverines. That doesn’t leave a lot for any one else. And yet, Penn State doesn’t even register as second on the hate scale, that honor going to Wisconsin. Penn State came in third at a measly 3.51 points.

But look at Wisconsin! They don’t like us! The really don’t like us!!

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

Penn State 98 - Bucknell 70
Northwestern 56 - Radford 67
No. 6 Maryland 74 - Fairfield 55