Troy Fumagalli believes Wisconsin is CFP contender, game not personal for BYU’s Austin Kafentzis
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A surprising admission from Troy Fumagalli
Normally one to answer questions with as little drama as possible, Wisconsin tight end Troy Fumagalli went the other way on Wednesday. The senior told the Big Ten Network that he takes it personally when the Badgers are not talked about as potential contenders for the College Football Playoff.
Nothing personal for Austin Kafentzis
For the first time since leaving Wisconsin in May of 2015, Austin Kafentzis will come face-to-face with former teammates when the Badgers travel to take on BYU this Saturday. The quarterback-turned-running back is on his third team since departing Madison, but he claims to not have any grudges against coach Paul Chryst or how things played out for him, according to Evan Flood of 247Sports.
We open up our fan mailbag and answer questions about whether Jonathan Taylor has taken Bradrick Shaw’s starting spot at running back, discuss whether Jack Coan could ever replace Alex Hornibrook as Wisconsin’s starting quarterback and get an update on the recruitment of Nate Laszewski.
A dream come true for Leo Chenal
As Wisconsin’s first commitment in the Class of 2019, linebacker Leo Chenal is living a dream, writes Jesse Temple.
Frank Kaminsky as a Stormtrooper
Two things that likely have never been in the same sentence until now are being made into a bobblehead. Star Wars and a former Wisconsin star will come together this season for the Charlotte Hornets as they have planned a Frank Kaminsky Stormtrooper bobblehead giveaway during a game in December.
Chris Orr enjoying every minute
Chris Orr suffered a season-ending injury on the first play from scrimmage of the 2016 season. Now healthy, the linebacker is back making plays for Wisconsin and enjoying every ounce of success he can.
Kendric Pryor returns
Redshirt freshman Kendric Pryor was having a strong fall camp before a moped accident sidelined him. But he returned in to full-contact drills this week and could see the field for the first time in his college career with the Badgers take on BYU this Saturday. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jeff Potrykus tells the story of Pryor’s scary accident and his road back.
Florida Atlantic says goodbye
After six days in Wisconsin, the Florida Atlantic football team finally headed back home to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. But before they left, a number of them took to social media to thank the Badgers for their hospitality during a difficult time.
Basketball student tickets go on sale
Tickets to be part of the Wisconsin student section at the Kohl Center this basketball season go on sale Thursday morning at 7 a.m.
Yo, @UWMadison… this is no drill
Student season tickets go on sale tomorrow morning. Set alarms and be ready!
— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) September 13, 2017
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