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B5Q Blogopean Union: have you ever played quarterback? Wisconsin needs you!

The Badgers might be down to their fourth string QB for the game against Nebraska on Saturday. GET YOUR ARM WARMED UP, SON!

Napoleon Dynamite
We need someone who can thrown the ball over those mountains.
Photo by CBS 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 (which we NO LONGER DO).

  • Let’s start with some positive news and not, like, positive in the sense of a COVID-19 test, positive like good! If you didn’t see yesterday, Graham Mertz cleaned up in the Week 1 Big Ten conference weekly awards.

That’s impressive!

  • Wisconsin’s Week 3 game against Purdue was announced as a 2:30 p.m. CST start on ABC. Also of note, a clash for first place in the B1G East in primetime between Ohio State and...Rutgers!
  • Look at QB1 in the top left picture showing confidence!
  • The women’s hockey team is basically a US (and Canada to a lesser extent) National Team factory.
  • ::puts on dad hat:: It is always nice to see the young people take an interest in the future of our country.
  • It looks like the NCAA will take a look at suspending APR (Academic Progress Rate) penalties for the next two years. That seems like a fair and reasonable thing to do so it’s kind of shocking the NCAA might adopt this.