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With the Badgers on a bye this week, now is as good a time as any to look at Russell Wilson’s chances to win the Heisman Trophy. Wilson started the season barely on the fringes of the Heisman talk, and week-by-week, with increasingly more impressive performances, he is now in the national conversation. In fact, in ESPN’s Heisman Watch this week, he is ranked second behind Stanford QB Andrew Luck. Wilson received three (of 15) first place votes and is just two overall points behind Luck for the top spot. Wilson's leadership has perhaps been his biggest asset of all. Leading the explosive Wisconsin offense, Wilson’s statistics in most categories rival those of every QB in the country as well. He is behind only Baylor’s Robert Griffin III in QB rating with 216.9 (Griffin’s- 230.3), and is third in completion percentage with a 74.8%. Griffin ranks above him in most of the categories, and Wilson is out of the top-10 in both passing yards and touchdowns, but the overall situation he i...

Scout's Notebook: Nebraska@Wisconsin

SCOUT’S NOTEBOOK: NEBRASKA@WISCONSIN Nebraska’s first shot at conference play as the newest member of the Big Ten wasn’t one for the time capsule in a humbling 48-17 loss to Wisconsin. While the Blackshirts remained competitive throughout the first quarter, the Badgers were just too big and disciplined for a Cornhusker group that looked spent and confused for much of the...

Badgers are "sexy" beasts. Because Bret Bielema said so.

Bret Bielema, sex machine. Wisconsin took the role of the Welcome Wagon when new Big Ten member Nebraska came to Camp Randal Stadium. The Badgers then proceeded to take the wagon and run over the Cornhuskers in a 48-17 win. Not to say Wisconsin's overconfident right now, but look how the team's head football coach, Bret Bielema described his team. “We’re...

Let the Good Times Roll

Well, it took a couple of days but the hanger is finally gone. Needless to say, Saturday was amazing. Enjoy the ride because this might be the best time ever to be a Badger fan. Elliott Hughes at the Badger Herald agrees. With the rest of the Big Ten looking about as tough as wet paper bag and UW manhandling the Cornhuskers, the talk is now shifting to Wisconsin's chances a...

Can I get a Bye Week?

The Links will be short today since there isn’t a ton out there, but expect to see a lot of Brett Bielema on national media outlets. Football Brett Bielema is doing his best to keep the media attention on the Badgers.  He is planned to appear on ESPN and the Big Ten Network according to the Badger Blog on JSonline.  I have set my DVR for the Thursday BTN appearances and I imagine...

Getting the Green Light

Under coach Bo Ryan, Devin Harris and Jordan Taylor have established themselves as elite Wisconsin point guards that are given the green light to make the swing offense tick. After giving his verbal commitment to the Badgers, La Crosse Aquinas junior Bronson Koenig is striving to get the same kind of signal.

Huskers Look to End Three-Game Slide

The Nebraska soccer team (5-6-1, 2-3-0 Big Ten) will try to put an end to its three-game losing streak on Friday, Oct. 7, when the Huskers host the Wisconsin Badgers (7-4-2, 2-1-2 Big Ten) at the Nebraska Soccer Field.


The University of Wisconsin learned first-hand last season a reality of college football : Polls matter. The Badgers played in the Rose Bowl, after tying for first place with Ohio State and Michigan State in the Big Ten Conference, because of a higher spot in the Bowl Championship Series rankings, which was the tie-breaker used by the Big Ten since all three teams did not face...
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