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B5Q Blogopean Union: BAMA WANTS US!

Plus, Badgers in the NFL, Rose Lavelle is a southpaw and an update on Howard Moore.

NCAA Football: Alabama at Tennessee
Bucky should have a special sign made up too!
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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.

And the best part is we got ‘Bama at Camp Randall! Then on the return trip the Badgers and Crimson Tide are playing in Bryant-Denny Stadium!! This is an extremely cool and good development and I have already started planning my trip to Tuscaloosa. If you are selling an RV for cheap, hit me up!

  • There was a bunch of Badgers related news out of NFL training camps yesterday, which is rounded up here for you.

Personally, I think that “win all the games” is the best coaching strategy I’ve ever heard and this young lady should be promoted to head coach of the Chargers.

  • Let’s go back to how amazing it is that the Badgers and Alabama are playing a series in football. The improvements made to the Wisconsin non-conference scheduling over the next decade have been nothing short of excellent.

Even though the Notre Dame series isn’t on campus, that’s still a marquee game against a blue blood opponent. Going to Pullman to play Mike Leach and drink a bunch of Fireball sounds like too much fun. We’ve been over Alabama. Pitt? Ehhhhhhh, from a football standpoint, but the city of Pittsburgh is cooler than you think! Any chance to go visit Los Angeles and the beach is a good one, even though I could never live there, and seeing Enter Sandman live in Blacksburg is on my College Football Bucket List.

  • We will be giving periodic updates on the trial of former Badgers WR Quintez Cephus, whose trial starts Tuesday (aka today) in Madison.
  • The Red/White Scrimmage for the volleyball team was announced over the weekend.
  • Look...I love gassing up my favorite team too but when a conference opponent literally was named best running back in the country last year I don’t think Penn State has “an argument to be made that Penn State has had the best running back in the Big Ten for the last three years.” That being said, I think current Nittany Lions RB Ricky Slade is a good player with an even better name.
  • Nebraska offensive line preview. That’s it. That’s the link.
  • Inside NU previews Wisconsin.
  • The Champaign Room previews Wisconsin.
  • Rutgers adds a 2020 ATH (probably will play CB for the Scarlet Knights) to their recruiting class.
  • The Minnesota QB situation is somewhat muddied as they have two returning players that took snaps but is it better than last year?