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Wisconsin and Ethan Happ face a difficult path to a Big Ten title.

Wisconsin basketball schedule is daunting, NFL world learning about Scott Tolzien and more

Zach Heilprin

Wisconsin football and basketball are always the main topics in Bucky’s Breakfast, Land of 10’s daily Badgers notebook — but we cover news, notes and analysis across Badgers sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Wisconsin football, recruiting, basketball and more.

Tough road for Wisconsin basketball

The Big Ten regular-season schedule is out, and it’s a significant departure from recent years due largely to the conference moving up its postseason tournament a week so it can be played at Madison Square Garden. Jesse Temple breaks down how the schedule looks for Wisconsin, and writes that the Badgers face a difficult path to making it 17 straight years with a top-4 finish in the league.

The world is learning about Scott Tolzien

With star quarterback Andrew Luck expected to miss the start of the season, everyone is scrambling to learn more about former Wisconsin signal caller Scott Tolzien, who is expected to start Week 1 for the Indianapolis Colts.

Rafael Gaglianone getting his kicks in

As he returned from a season-ending back injury in 2016, junior Rafael Gaglianone lowest point came courtesy of a Nerf football, according to Sean Keeler.

Opening up the Wisconsin mailbag

In his latest fan mailbag, Jesse Temple tackles questions about the best Big Ten title matchup, Wisconsin’s most indispensable players and the NFL decision injured linebacker Jack Cichy will face this winter.

Walking wounded healing up

Wisconsin opens the season in 15 days against Utah State, and the Badgers’ injury report is starting to look a little better, per Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Freshmen who have stood out

It doesn’t appear there will be a lot of true freshmen making an impact in 2017 for the Badgers, but here are five who stood out during fall camp.

Wisconsin learning something new

The Wisconsin basketball team’s trip to New Zealand and Australia isn’t strictly about learning what coach Greg Gard has on the court. It’s also designed for the players to learn about other cultures, something the Badgers did on Wednesday.

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