MADISON, Wis. -- Ben Ruechel crowded the box Saturday afternoon and sneaked up near the toes of Illinois center Joe Spencer before the snap. It was third-and-6 during a tie game, and Ruechel found himself on the field in front of 80,341 fans, a moment in time at Camp Randall Stadium he'd been unsure would ever arrive. So here came the shotgun snap from Spencer to Illini quarterback...
Today is a day for celebration and remembrance — that’s because it’s Independence Day and the Badgers are just 57 days away from kicking off the 2014 season. Most importantly it is time to remember those who risked their very existences for an idea called American Independence. For all those who have given their lives, fortunes and sacred honor for this country, we say thank...
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