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Plus: a whole bunch of recruiting news; Joe Thomas talks head cheese; and the wrestling team will compete ON AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER THIS YEAR!

COLLEGE WRESTLING: NOV 20 Battle on the Midway - Fresno State v Stanford Photo by Tom Walko/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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.

Bob has a lot more on the women’s hockey team in yesterday’s Field House Chronicles.

  • If Dana Rettke wanted to hit her teammate in the head with a volleyball, she would have. This was just a warning shot.
  • So, um, the Badgers are going to get to wrestle on a DANGED AIRCRAFT CARRIER this fall.

Any West Coast Badgers should go and check this out. Tickets and info here. It looks like it’ll be televised too, which is good for the rest of us. All sports should play at least one game a year on an aircraft carrier if we are being honest. The Badgers and Navy will be the second of the two duals and I don’t know what NavyBadger is going to do!

  • Back to Wisconsin basketball recruiting for a minute. Former Badger recruit, Taylor Currie will now be doing his hooping at Akron.
  • We’ll have more on offers and visits and all that other recruiting goodness on Thursday, but one offer of note that was just extended by Paul Chryst was to Donald Driver’s son, Cristian.

The younger Driver is a 4-star 2022 WR/DB out of Argyle, Texas. He has an impressive offer sheet already which features: LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Oregon, Texas, TCU, Virginia Tech and yes...even Rutgers.

  • Joe Thomas, who is continuing to live his best life in retirement, spent much of yesterday shouting at people online about various potential charcuterie ingredients.
  • The football team is adamant that if you are going to the game on Saturday that you know what color to wear. Seems like making the students a white shirt section is a soulless cash grab since all of them already have a red shirt, but probably don’t all have a white one...but what do I know? Also, Penn State already does that soooooo
  • Another episode of Wisconsin Men’s Hockey All-Access.
  • Wisconsin Volleyball Driven.

More from the volleyball beat: Molly Haggerty is back to feeling like her old self and as mentioned yesterday, the Badgers have a new commit from Poland. Julia Orzol is a 6’1” outside hitter that was on one of the teams Wisconsin played during their European tour over the summer.