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B5Q Blogopean Union: Jonathan Taylor keeps getting put on award watch lists!

Plus, the basketball team makes a new 2020 offer, the hockey team gets a new goalie and Illinois beat Bama in ‘crootin!

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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 Wisconsin men’s hockey team looks to have secured the services of another USNTDP goalie. As Todd mentions, there will be playing time to be had in two years between the pipes.
  • Defensive zone draws are very important, if continually losing to my roommates in NHL 08 taught me anything.
  • The Big Ten was all over this list, but the cowards wouldn’t actually rank the top-10 arenas in which to watch volleyball.

We know where No. 1 is though.

  • There is a bright future ahead for the Badgers softball team, but this year’s team may struggle to live up to last year’s offensive performance.
  • Former Badgers nose tackle, Olive Sagapolu, was signed by the Green Bay Packers on Friday!

I know he got hurt during his senior season and that’s the reason he went undrafted but I can’t believe it took this long for some team to take a chance on him. Sagapolu could be an extremely underrated signing for the Packers.

  • While mired in a holdout at least Melvin Gordon is getting some love from the NFL Top-100 heading into the season.
  • I had legitimately forgotten about Dontye Carriere-Williams until I stumbled across this tweet.

I hope he has a good season at Vanderbilt and it’s a bummer he wasn’t really shown on Last Chance U.

  • The Badgers have made a new basketball offer in the 2020 class.

Angel is a 6’7” and 200-pound small forward out of Encinitas, Calif. He has offers from Cal, Stanford, Washington State, Boston University and a number of Ivy League schools which proves that location probably won’t be the deciding factor in his recruitment.

He is rated as a three-star prospect on Rivals but isn’t rated on 247 yet. There is one Crystal Ball prediction for him to Stanford on 247 although it would appear that his recruitment is still very much in the nascent stage.

  • I mean, duh.
  • In-state linebacker joins the Hawkeyes for the 2021 class.
  • Purdue got a verbal commitment from a 2020 prospect that runs a 4.29 40-yard dash! His last name is also Moore!! AND HE PLAYS SLOT RECEIVER!!! I’m already in love with this kid. Rondale Moore 2.0 indeed.
  • Playing the world’s smallest violin for recruiting heartache at Ohio freaking State.