MADISON, Wis. Mark Titus thought it was simply a one-time show of team solidarity when he examined pictures of Wisconsin's basketball players on the pregame scouting report three years ago.
Titus, then a walk-on at Ohio State, noticed that every Badgers player seemingly had a freshly shaved head of hair in the style of a buzzcut. So he went through old scouting reports from previous seasons to see if this was more than a crazy coincidence.
What he found confirmed his suspicions.
"I went back and got my old scouting reports from the past couple years," Titus said. "Every single one of the guys on Wisconsin had a buzzcut.
"Now as I watch Wisconsin, it seems like it's true. I don't know what the deal is. Does (Coach) Bo Ryan make his guys get buzzcuts? Is it you get there, and that's the first thing you do? You step on campus and buzz your hair off?"
Thus, the Wisconsin Badgers forever morphed into the Wisconsin "Buzzcuts" in his mind.
That story is among the many that Titus ...