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B5Q Blogopean Union: that’s coach Trevon Hughes to you, pal

Plus: some football injury updates; men’s hockey tv schedule; and a tough loss for women’s soccer

Cornell v Wisconsin
Hughes will be doing a lot of pointing while holding a basketball now that he’s the coach at Kettle Moraine.
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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 Nebraska).

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).

  • Paul Chryst had some more media availability on Thursday and we would never subject you to a second post about his press conferences so here are the main highlights of what he said. It’s almost all good injury news for the Badgers as both CB Faion Hicks and ILB Mike Maskalunas should be available for UW on Saturday.

Chryst also discussed young WR Chimere Dike who did not feature often during the game against Notre Dame, much to the chagrin of fans. Chryst says that they want to get him more involved so, I guess we’ll see what Dike’s snap count looks like after the Michigan game.

  • We, along with anybody who appreciates good football players, have been extremely high on Keeanu Benton and, it would seem, that the numbers prove that we were correct on him. He is a difference maker for UW.
  • This is interesting news from former B5Q writer, current Journal Sentinel reporter and always our Tall Adult Son, Curt Hogg: former Badger point guard Trevon Hughes is taking the boys basketball head coaching job at Kettle Moraine.
  • The Big Ten released the television schedule for men’s hockey on Thursday and the Badgers are set to have, at minimum, 22 games available TV. It looks like UW will be on BTN four times and ESPNU and NBCSN once to go along with a number of games on Bally Sports Wisconsin.
  • The Badgers scored early to take a 1-0 lead over Penn State on Thursday night, but conceded twice, with the match winner coming in the 80th minute, to fall to the Nittany Lions. This was only the third time all season Wisconsin had given up more than one goal and they still haven’t given up more than two.
  • Early start for the women’s hockey team this weekend!