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One former player believes Wisconsin is ready to take the next step in becoming a top program in the country.

Wisconsin ready to make championship-level leap; OL could be great in 2018

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Wisconsin ready to take next step

The Badgers were a touchdown away from winning the Big Ten title game and playing in the College Football Playoff in 2017. And though he won’t be around to see it, former Wisconsin tight end Troy Fumagalli believes the team he leaves behind is ready for a championship-level leap.

‘Sky is the limit’ for OL in 2018

Mike Lucas of catches up with the three offensive linemen — Michael Deiter, Beau Benzschawel and David Edwards — that put off declaring for the NFL draft to return to Wisconsin. The trio believes they could have something special in 2018 with everyone back.

Wisconsin mailbag

In his latest fan mailbag, Jesse Temple answers questions about which Badgers will be NFL draft picks, the chances Ohio State flips 2019 quarterback commit Graham Mertz and whether there is hope for the basketball team next season.

Heisman Trophy odds updated

Bettors apparently like Big Ten running backs. A day after Stanford’s Bryce Love was the odds on favorite for the 2018 Heisman Trophy at 7-1, Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor and Ohio State’s J.K. Dobbins leaped him. That duo is now listed as the co-favorites at 6-1.

What’s wrong with the Badgers?

Wisconsin basketball beat writer Jim Polzin tackled a bunch of reader questions on the struggles of the team so far during a chat on

Michigan State students to show support for abuse victims

The Michigan State student section has called for a “teal out” of the Spartans game against the Badgers on Friday to show its support for the victims of Larry Nassar. The disgraced doctor was given what amounts to a life sentence on Wednesday after pleading guilty to numerous sexual abuse charges last year.

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Hockey team set for Faceoff Against Cancer event

With cancer impacting the lives of many associated with Wisconsin hockey, the Saturday Faceoff Against Cancer event at the Kohl Center means just a little bit more, writes Todd Milewski of

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