Former Wisconsin linebacker Garret Dooley expects the Badgers to put a very good product on the field in 2018.

Departing Wisconsin football players expect better team in 2018; spring schedule set

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.

Departing players expect big things

Wisconsin lost several big time contributors from the 13-1 team last season. That included outside linebacker Garret Dooley and safety Natrell Jamerson. But, as Scott Dochterman found out at the NFL combine, the guys leaving the program are expecting the Badgers to field an even stronger team in 2018.

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Wisconsin sets spring schedule

The Badgers announced their spring schedule on Wednesday. It will get underway with the first practice on March 13 and the spring game will take place April 13. In a bit of a twist, there will be three more practices in the week after the game to finish up the 15 sessions allowed.

Wisconsin mailbag

In his latest mailbag, Jesse Temple answers questions about the impact Wisconsin’s redshirt freshmen could make this fall, the optimism around the basketball program and more.

2019 OL narrows his choices

The Badgers are among six teams, including four Big Ten clubs, that made the cut for 4-star tackle Quinn Carroll. 247Sports projects that Carroll will end up at Notre Dame.

Dark horse to win the Big Ten?

Can the Badgers, a team that won 13 games last year, be considered a dark horse to win the Big Ten in 2018? Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples thinks so.

Former Wisconsin player a ‘Bachelorette’ contestant

A former Wisconsin walk-on is going to be on one of the more popular reality shows currently on TV. Darius Feaster, who play in two career games during 2011 and 2012, was chosen as a contestant on ABC’s “The Bachelorette.”

Sam Dekker not asking for wedding gifts

Former Wisconsin star Sam Dekker and ESPN sideline reporter Olivia Harlan are getting married this summer. But instead of asking for wedding gifts, the couple is asking for people to donate to the Children’s Cancer Family Foundation of Northeast Wisconsin.

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