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Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook has the Badgers flying high with a 3-0 start.

Wisconsin’s toughest Big Ten challenger, QB Alex Hornibrook on Jim Rome Show, OL Tyler Marz finds NFL home

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Wisconsin’s biggest Big Ten challenger

In his latest fan mailbag, Jesse Temple answers questions on which teams can challenge the Badgers in the race for the Big Ten title, why coach Paul Chryst and his staff have had so much success recruiting the state of Michigan, and what single-game record might go down next in the wake of quarterback Alex Hornibrook breaking the completion mark against BYU.

Alex Hornibrook on Jim Rome

Hornibrook joined The Jim Rome Show on Wednesday to chat about a number of topics, including what he learned from Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning at his passing academy during the offseason.

Another Wisconsin OL added to an NFL roster

Add another name to the list of former Badgers offensive linemen on active NFL rosters. The Los Angeles Chargers signed Tyler Marz off of the Tennessee Titians practice squad on Wednesday, according to

Good-natured ribbing

Ethan Happ has scored the second-most points of any Wisconsin player in his first two seasons. When the Badgers’ Twitter account pointed that out Wednesday, Happ took the opportunity to take a playful shot at former teammate Sam Dekker, who was further down the list. Dekker responded and his shot was right on target.

Going from walk-on to scholarship athlete

Wisconsin is famous for its walk-on programs in both football basketball, most notably in recent years the just-graduated Zak Showalter. takes you inside the surprise unleashed on the two latest walk-ons to get scholarships — football’s P.J. Rosowski and basketball’s Aaron Moesch.

Wisconsin and Penn State are the best

Though the Land of 10 power poll has Penn State at No. 1 and Wisconsin at No. 4, FOX Sports’ Joel Klatt sees things a bit differently when it comes to the Badgers.

Preaching patience for women’s hockey

The Wisconsin women’s hockey team is loaded with underclassmen — 16 to be exact — and that has coach Mark Johnson preaching patience with his young team, according to Todd Milewski of

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