MADISON, Wis. The countdown to Wisconsin's first football game of the 2013 season stands at 133 days. And if Saturday's spring game was any indication, it might just take all 133 days before the Badgers finally choose a starting quarterback.
OK, perhaps we're talking too much hyperbole. Maybe it will only require 123 days.
"I wouldn't be surprised," Badgers quarterback Joel Stave said. "That's kind of how I've known it since I've been here. I don't mind the competition at all. It makes everyone better and it's good for the team."
As it stands, Curt Phillips and Stave are locked in a tight battle to be the No. 1 signal caller. The two have essentially been 1A and 1B on the depth chart, with Phillips slightly edging Stave throughout spring practices.
On Saturday, Stave was the better quarterback, leading the only two touchdown drives of the game for Team White. Team Cardinal (defense) would go on to beat Team White (offense) 61-47 thanks to a convoluted scoring system. Of course,...