Former Wisconsin star Bronson Koenig waived, Badgers have mixed post-bye week history
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Bronson Koenig waived
Former Wisconsin guard Bronson Koenig found out the business side of the NBA on Thursday as the Milwaukee Bucks requested waivers on the La Crosse, Wis., native. Koenig had signed a two-way contract with the club after going undrafted in June.
Mixed bye week history for Wisconsin
Some programs are great coming off their bye weeks, while others struggle. For the Badgers, it’s a little bit of a mixed bag.
Alex Hornibrook was the best quarterback in Week 3
ESPN ranks the best quarterbacks each week using its QBR metric, and Wisconsin’s Alex Hornibrook came in No. 1 in Week 3 at 98.3.
Wisconsin not done in 2018
The Badgers had a majority of their 2018 recruiting class wrapped up this summer, but they are not done chasing prospects. Among them is Georgia cornerback Donte Burton. In his latest recruiting notebook, Jesse Temple caught up with Burton to discuss his interest in Wisconsin. We also get an update on the official visit schedule for 5-star OL Jackson Carman.
What Paul Chryst said
The Badgers don’t have a game this week, but coach Paul Chryst met with the media after practice on Thursday. Here’s everything he had to say.
Self-improvement the focus for Wisconsin
The Badgers will open Big Ten play Sept. 30 at home against Northwestern. And while it would make sense for fans to think the bye week gives them an extra week to prepare for that game, Chryst said that’s not how they approached things this week, according to Jason Galloway of the Wisconsin State Journal.
Russell Wilson listed among fittest athletes
Sports Illustrated set out to name the 100 fittest athletes in the world — 50 men and 50 women. Former Badgers star and current Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson made the cut.
Former Nebraska AD Shawn Eichorst has Wisconsin ties
Nebraska shocked the world of college athletics Thursday afternoon, firing athletic director Shawn Eichorst after five years on the job. The Omaha World-Herald traced the Wisconsin native’s timeline to the top spot, which included an extended tenure in Madison.
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