Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor and Leon Jacobs earn Big Ten honors; LB T.J. Edwards discusses his ejection
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Awards rolling in for Wisconsin
Wisconsin players took home two of the three Big Ten weekly awards on Monday. For a third time this year, running back Jonathan Taylor was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week, while outside linebacker Leon Jacobs earned his first Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honor.
T.J. Edwards on the hit that got him ejected
Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Edwards was ejected from the game Saturday against Purdue for targeting. Talking for the first time since then, the junior told reporters Monday that while he respects the decision, he doesn’t agree with it, writes Jesse Temple.
Injuries to test Wisconsin’s wide receivers
Injuries are taking their toll on Wisconsin’s wide receivers. Three players — Jazz Peavy, Danny Davis and George Rushing — are listed as questionable this week for the game against Maryland. Here’s a look at all the banged up Badgers as the team prepares to host the Terrapins.
Badgers know value of Rafael Gaglianone
Missed field goals were among the reasons Clemson and Washington lost for the first time last weekend. It showed the lack of a good kicker can cost you, and it made Wisconsin all the more aware of how valuable junior Rafael Gaglianone is, writes Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Melvin Gordon turns back the clock
Former Wisconsin star Melvin Gordon put on another show on Sunday, totaling 150 yards of offense with 2 scores in the Los Angeles Chargers 17-16 win over the Los Angeles Raiders. Afterwards, Gordon told reporters his performance had him feeling like he was back in his Wisconsin days.
Ethan Happ stepping up
As the only returning starter from the 2016-17 Badgers, junior Ethan Happ is taking on a new role that will have him be the center of attention on and off the court this season for Wisconsin.
Wisconsin hockey on the move
The Badgers men’s hockey team is off to a 4-1 start after taking down Boston College and Merrimack last weekend. Their efforts led to them moving up four spots in the latest USCHO.com poll to No. 6, per Todd Milewski of Madison.com.
The Wisconsin women’s team stayed at No. 1 after a weekend sweep.
‘Swish Upon a Cure’ a big success
The Wisconsin’s basketball team’s annual event to raise money in the fight against cancer was a big success Monday afternoon. With coach Greg Gard donating $5 for every free throw made and $500 for every half-court shot, UW-Madison students that came to ‘Swish Upon a Cure’ helped raise $20,349.
Call of Duty visits Wisconsin
One of the hottest and most-talked about video games this fall is the new Call of Duty WWII. Though it won’t be released until November, an early copy made its way to Wisconsin on Monday, allowing the players a chance to check it out before almost anyone else.
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) October 16, 2017
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