Wisconsin sophomore Vonte Jackson is switching to safety from running back as he works his way back from his third ACL tear in less than two years, the Wisconsin State Journal's Tom Mulhern reports. The Badgers attempted something similar with a speedy running back in Jeff Lewis last spring, but he was unable to make an impact in the secondary before switching back to running back. After losing Dezmen Southward to graduation and Tanner McEvoy -- at least tentatively -- to the quarterback battle, Wisconsin's left with junior Michael Caputo and sophomores Nate Hammon, Leo Musso and Joe Ferguson at safety.
The SBNation bracketology hasn't been updated yet, but Joe Lunardi over at ESPN has released an updated bracketology today. Wisconsin slipped a spot in his S curve, but only from #3 to #4, allowing us to retain our #1 seed. He points out in an interview that while Wichita State is trying to make a case to steal that #4 spot, they're only 3-0 against the field while the Badgers are 8-1 and even the loss wasn't enough to knock us down with the cushion we'd built up.
It's crazy we're already talking midseason lists, but hey, we say that sort of thing every year. Luke Winn has Wisconsin in his final four (each of the four writers also has Michigan State in the final four), and the MSU and Ohio State games are also tabbed as can't miss-matchups. Yeah, Wisconsin's catching some flak for only playing those two teams once and at home, but hey -- you take what you can get.
We knew Chris Ash was a coaching star on the rise, but damn. Does this mean we're united with Bielema now?!
"Most of what I took was my young-adult wardrobe, which was also selected by my mother (aka Mrs. Erickson)."Fox Sports Wisconsin
Bovada's been busy today, so this just gets the FanShot treatment. But 40/1 seems a little low, no?
Looks like that tirade had some additional consequences. One game suspension for Fran and a $10,000 fine to the school (which seems an odd way to do it, but maybe that's just how it's got to be done with the rules in the B1G?).
Former Badger Jessie Vetter is one of the best women's goaltenders in the world, and she'll suit up once again for the United States at the upcoming Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Apparently, Vetter will be rocking a goalie mask with real gold paint on it as well. Pretty cool if you ask me. Photo via @InGoalMedia on Twitter.
Poor Vonte Jackson! He's the one in the Matt Forte jersey, solemnly ducking seemingly every other member of the team after Aaron Rodgers hit Randall Cobb for what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown vs. the Bears Sunday.
Turns out Melvin Gordon returning to Wisconsin for his junior season hasn't hurt the Badgers in the race for Joe Mixon. The five-star running back from Oakley, Calif., announced his top three via Twitter Saturday, naming Oklahoma and UCLA alongside Wisconsin, in no order. Mixon will announce his decision Jan. 4 at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio.