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.
- I hate to see two of my large adult sons fighting like this. Can you believe that Ryan Ramczyk started his career at UW-Stevens Point?!?!
Nice work highlighting a guy who’s about to be the highest paid at his position very soon.— Joe Thomas (@joethomas73) September 12, 2019
He pretty much zeroed out @JJWatt in this game and it was a joy to watch him mix in some hand “flashes” and “jump sets” to keep Watt off balance and prevent him from timing up sets https://t.co/4jLNBtzMmF
- Devyn Robinson is a Wisconsin commit and she is playing well on the world’s stage.
ONWARD TO SEMIS: #USAVgynt advances to the @FIVBVolleyball Girls’ U18 World Championship semis after rallying past Japan 17-25, 25-13, 25-19, 25-20. @Devyn_Robinson_ scores 17 as 4⃣ @teamusa players reach double figures. Recap | https://t.co/xuo62Wjfg6 pic.twitter.com/Cv0S4ZOKts— USA Volleyball (@usavolleyball) September 12, 2019
- These four are leaders and legends.
- The men’s basketball schedule is slowly but surely being finalized.
- The men’s soccer team dropped 1-0 decision on the road against Butler.
Final score.— Wisconsin Soccer (@BadgerMSoccer) September 13, 2019
See you Sunday at McClimon Badger fans! pic.twitter.com/LKVMs0OQVh
- A great article on The Player’s Tribune from Badgers hockey alum Alex Rigsby.
As professional hockey players, it is our responsibility to create opportunities for the next generation of athletes ... and that is exactly what we are going to do. My story on @PlayersTribune @POWERADE #ad https://t.co/JiHdrfp3zS— Alex Rigsby Cavallini (@aRigs33) September 12, 2019
- Is...is Joe Thomas single? Asking for a friend.
- The Great Spotted Cow Debate rages on.
- Purdue volleyball weekend preview.
- Michigan basketball recruiting update. Juwan Howard is out there throwing offers to every top talent in the nation.
- A cool look at the advanced stats for Ohio State so far this season.
- Northwestern RB Isaiah Bowser will miss the game against UNLV.
- Northwestern volleyball update.
- Illinois DL Oluwole Betiku is sacking the QB with shocking alacrity so far this season. Here is a nice feature on him and his relationship with injured Illini pass rusher Bobby Roundtree.
- Indiana QB Michael Penix Jr. is a gametime decision for the game against Ohio State. Uh-oh.
- TCF Bank Stadium is turning 10! The Badgers have never lost there, btw.