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.
- Daryl Watts continues to rack up accolades in her first season as a Badger.
Daryl Watts takes WCHA Forward of the Week honors after posting a WCHA-high SEVEN points in @BadgerWHockey's sweep of St. Cloud State!— WCHA Women's Hockey (@WCHA_WHockey) November 26, 2019
https://t.co/GJanACRH3f#WeAreWCHA | #LeadersAndChampions pic.twitter.com/Jc0CEqOxR3
She was also named the NCAA’s second star of the week.
- I sometimes think J.J. Watt’s schtick is a little much, but you cannot deny all of the good he has done in the Houston community.
J.J. Watt named the 2019 Big Ten Dungy-Thompson Humanitarian Award recipient for his work for underserved children with the @JJWFoundation and raising more than $41M to-date for hurricane relief. #B1GFootball pic.twitter.com/lcZuJd5gj7— Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball) November 26, 2019
- The Badgers passed their first test (a ranked opponent) with flying colors and heavyweight Trent Hillger earned an award too!
Trent Hillger of @BadgerWrestling earns #B1G Wrestler of the Week honors after defeating No. 3 Tate Orndorff, 8:18 (TB-1), to help the Badgers defeat No. 18 Utah Valley.— Big Ten Wrestling (@B1GWrestling) November 26, 2019
FULL RELEASE: https://t.co/lrcZLelwap pic.twitter.com/MscfAqES63
- Definitely worth a quick read. Sydney Hilley is basically the volleyball Marie Kondo.
- While we know that Purdue Pete sucks, we would like to thank him for his service in helping to roast Goldy last weekend.
- Let’s hope that Broyles Award semifinalist Jim Leonhard has something special cooked up for Minnesota.
The 15 semifinalists for the Broyles Award (top assistant coach) pic.twitter.com/MGJzMyIlDA— The Athletic CFB (@TheAthleticCFB) November 26, 2019
- The Chargers did a good tweet.
players with more special teams tackles than derek watt this season pic.twitter.com/QJ0N0kP4Vi— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) November 26, 2019
- I hope the Badgers never go back to New York.
- Maybe show this to, well, everyone on the men’s team. The Badgers beat EIU 63-55 btw.
- WHY ARE THE COUSIN EDDIE WISCONSIN HATS ONLY FOR CHILDREN!?!?!
'Wisconsin Holiday Vacation' and Kid's Day on Sunday— Wisconsin Hockey (@BadgerMHockey) November 26, 2019
Cousin Eddie Wisconsin Hats for 12 and under.
Light untangling contest
Saucer race contest
Jelly of the Month Club
- Can Iowa beat Nebraska for the fifth time in a row?
- Nebraska got a commitment from a JUCO LB...WHO IS FROM FRANCE! This is a wonderful profile of their new French connection.
- The Huskers weren’t done with commitments from JUCO LBs, though, as one more decided to celebrate Scott Frost Day.
- Rutgers is more of a disaster than usual these days. Who is left on their coaching search wish list?
- Kirk Herbstreit says that the Buckeyes shouldn’t just assume they’ll beat Michigan because they have for so long. Probably would’ve been good advice for the Badgers against Minnesota last year...or Illinois this year.
- Ohio State is No. 1 in the CFP.
- Apparently losing in the first round of the Maui Invitational is all part of the plan for MSU.
- Some GameDay info for any Twin Cities Badgers making the trek to watch the show.
- Some more #AxeWeek content:
B1G basketball scoreboard from this weekend (losses in bold because we are here to laugh at misfortune):
No. 3 Michigan State 93 - Georgia 85
Rutgers 85 - NJIT 58
Nebraska 66 - George Mason 85
Illinois 117 - Lindenwood 65
This isn’t the B1G but...you know...it’s important: