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).
- Mandatory Iowa Hate Week viewing.
"Each autumn, a ritualistic struggle unfolds between the ha-KEYE people and the ba-DJAIR people..."— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) October 25, 2021
Sorry, you know we're gonna post it every year
A classic film for the ages: pic.twitter.com/3eGdYQmY9J
- The WCHA handed out their weekly awards on Monday and defender Nicole LaMantia and goalie Kennedy Blair won for their respective positions. The new women’s hockey rankings came out and the Badgers remained No. 1. Oddly, despite being swept, Ohio State stayed at No. 2. The Gophers are right behind at No. 3 and Duluth is at No. 7 to round out the rest of the WCHA squads.
After a two-goal performance yesterday vs. No. 2 OSU, including a game-winner in OT, #Badgers @nicolelamantiaa has been named the @WCHA_WHockey Defender of the Week!#OnWisconsin pic.twitter.com/sXKUDBqDFj— Wisconsin Hockey (@BadgerWHockey) October 25, 2021
- Continuing the recent trend of Wisconsin men’s hockey players doing poorly on the ice, Brian Elliot got lit up in his first start for the Tampa Bay Lightning, giving up three goals to Buffalo in a 5-1 loss.
- The women’s hoops team had a “secret” scrimmage on Sunday and Marisa Moseley singled out Julie Pospisilova and freshman Krystyna Ellew as players who performed well, noting that Pospisilova dropped 31 points in the game.
- The Badgers first home dual is coming up in a week and Chris Bono gave a quick rundown of his expected lineup. It features a handful of freshmen, including highly regarded Braxton Amos.
- The Badgers remain No. 3 in both the RPI and the AVCA Coaches Poll. Just picking a random team out of hat to highlight here, but Nebraska moved up to No. 6 in the Coaches Poll.
The same top 10 teams from last week in the @NCAAVolleyball RPI with no change in the top 2 and some reshuffling among 3-10.— NCAA Stats (@NCAAStats) October 25, 2021
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- Here is Iowa’s depth chart ahead of the game on Saturday. It doesn’t appear that there is much to learn from it, as it is identical to last week’s and it includes links from last week’s game notes lol.
- All of the college football pregame shows will be in East Lansing, Mich. this weekend for the Michigan/MSU bloodbath.
- If Scott Frost gets fired, who should coach Nebraska next?
- Hammer & Rails has been previewing each player on their men’s hoops team leading up to the season. Their most recent preview is 7-foot-4 Canadian behemoth Zach Edey.
- Seven questions about the Ohio State men’s hoops team.
- Can Michigan repeat as men’s basketball Big Ten champions?
- Greg Schiano wants Rutgers football fans to stick with the team.
- The Gophers defensive line has been a pleasant surprise for Minnesota this season.