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It's not as if Saturday night's Wisconsin-Nebraska game needs more buildup.
After all, it's the Big Ten opener, the 22nd-ranked Cornhuskers (3-1) are looking to pay back the two-time defending champion Badgers (3-1) for the beat-down they got last year, and both teams will wear alternate uniforms for the first time.
A little more spice was added to the budding rivalry when Wisconsin defensive end David Gilbert offered up some game-week trash talk.
Gilbert told a Madison, Wis., reporter that Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez is a ''soft kid'' and that he didn't believe Martinez was any better a passer than the one who threw three game-turning interceptions last year.
''A lot of emotions are going to be in the game,'' Nebraska safety P.J. Smith said, ''but we need to channel that and settle it down and just go out there and do the things we're supposed to do.''
Both teams have plenty to prove.
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MADISON, Wis. Wisconsin defensive end David Gilbert will pay a small price for critical comments he made Wednesday night concerning Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez.Badgers coach Bret Bielema said Thursday that Gilbert would sit out the first play of Saturday's game as a lesson for his poor word choice.Regarding Martinez, Gilbert told ESPNWisconsin.com, "it still looks...
According to the Wisconsin State Journal starting defensive end David Gilbert will not be the starter on Saturday against Taylor Martinez and the rest of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Why? Well, because he decided to call out the Huskers QB for amongst other things, being "soft" and "still looking like he's skipping rocks out there."
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I don't know about you, but it really feels like football is here now that the Big Ten season is upon us. Wisconsin will find it's biggest test so far in 2012 as they take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
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Excitement, mystery and revenge are just a few of the words that can be used to describe the start of the conference season for the Wisconsin Badgers and Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Both teams look to move forward from what was a disappointing non-conference slate from not only their-selves, but the entire Big Ten conference as a whole.
The Badgers are still searching for their offensive...