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B5Q Blogopean Union: some former Badgers had a pretty good Sunday in the NFL

Plus a roundup of news from the Big Ten over the weekend.

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

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).

  • This is a great article from Jim Polzin that asks “what went wrong” in Madison with COVID-19 protocols.

There are some interesting nuggets in the post, including one where AD Barry Alvarez says that the Big Ten should “reevaluate” the 21-day period that a positive player has to sit out.

  • It is pretty great that Alec Ingold has become something of a cult hero for the Las Vegas Raiders. Not many teams out here tweeting about the fullback.
  • Not to get too deep into the Badgers in the NFL and steal Kevin’s thunder, but T.J. Edwards returned from injury and helped shore up the first place Philadelphia Eagles pathetic linebacking corps.
  • If you missed the announcement last week, the Badgers will be taking on the Louisville Cardinals in the B1G/ACC Challenge. There are still a number of non-conference spots to fill for the Badgers and, uh, not a lot of time before the season starts.

Per ACC commissioner John Swofford, the B1G has decided not to play the women’s B1G/ACC Challenge. That is a bummer.