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B5Q Blogopean Union: sorry about the Packers, most of the readers of this blog

Plus: indoor track and field has started; JJ Watt is kicking TJ Watt out of the family; and Jonathan Taylor is fast.

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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.

  • While the offseason is long, here is a little non-conference schedule information to help get you through until volleyball starts again.
  • What I find most interesting about this is that Micah Potter seems confused/angry about where Kobe King was supposed to be on this play. He throws his arms up and seems to be barking at King all the way down the court. I’ve noticed that Potter has done this in several games after being beat on defense or after making a turnover on offense.

I know that teammates sometimes get after each other after mistakes to make sure that everyone is on the same page but it’s interesting that it always seems to be Potter who is confused/angry about what happened. I’d err on the side of King knowing where he’s supposed to be in the defensive rotation and the new guy having made a mistake but that’s all just a guess.

  • Remember that one assclown “draft expert” that said Jonathan Taylor wasn’t fast? Usually the national leader in rushes of 10 or more yards is slow. Everyone knows that.
  • Wisconsin indoor track and field’s season has started. And some Badgers had wonderful individual performances.
  • Look at Bo Ryan living his best life in a Badger hat on the golf course.
  • Well, pink IS the best flavor of Starburst. However, yellow as your second choice? Pretty questionable when all right thinking people know orange is the second best.
  • The men’s hockey team bounced back on Saturday to earn a series split with Michigan State. They are going to need to string together some sweeps, however, if they want even a prayer of making the NCAA Tournament as an at-large team.
  • The women’s hoops team was up 15 at halftime and 17 at one point in the third quarter and then, well...

Wisconsin has lost 21 straight games to Iowa. ::pukes everywhere::

  • Kobe King wasn’t wrong about Davante Adams having a big game. His other prediction though? Poor Micah Potter and Brad Davison cheering for chump teams like the Browns and Vikings. Smh.
  • We talked about this a bit over the weekend, but WR Aron Cruickshank made it official and is transferring to Rutgers.
  • I like how 24 in white “noped” right the hell out of there once Khalil Iverson got to the top of his jump.

B1G basketball scoreboard from the past few nights (losses in bold because we are here to laugh at misfortune):

No. 21 Ohio State 76 - Penn State 90
Purdue 50 - No. 17 Maryland 57
Northwestern 71 - No. 24 Illinois 75
Indiana 82 - Nebraska 74
Minnesota 56 - Rutgers 64 (RANK RUTGERS, YOU COWARDS!)