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B5Q Blogopean Union: IT’S GAME WEEK!


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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.

  • We’ve got a depth chart for Week 1! Jack Coan is starting at quarterback. The defense is young and talented. Jonathan Taylor is starting at running back. Most importantly, the injury report is LIGHT on names.
  • Iowa beat reporter Scott Dochterman thinks Wisconsin is being overlooked. Better than being underlooked, I suppose.
  • The first GameDay of the season, at Disney, featured some Wisconsin fans who might not think the Badgers are being overlooked.
  • Desmond Howard is being sent an offer by me to work at B5Q this year. He’s got the takes we need!
  • Maybe Madison Cone can help Melvin Gordon find a chicken sandwich?
  • Highlights of the Red/White Volleyball Scrimmage on Saturday.

Here is our 2018 season recap/2019 season preview of the volleyball team. And here is coach Kelly Sheffield’s first presser of the season.

  • The men’s hockey team had their first practice open to the media on Friday. Here’s how the power play units lined up.

Good write-up by Todd Milewski after the first practice on a team brimming with talent.

  • The women’s soccer team split their two games in Florida over the weekend.
  • Some quick Badgers in the NFL notes: