Former Wisconsin LB on football’s future; Badgers basketball program not ‘in trouble’
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.
Chris Borland has hope for football’s future
Though he abruptly ended his career after two seasons in the NFL and has talked about the dangers of head injuries that come with playing football, former Wisconsin linebacker Chris Borland said he believes there is hope for the future of the game.
Basketball program isn’t ‘in trouble’
Despite being in the midst of its worst season in 20 years and the ugly loss to Northwestern on Thursday night, the Wisconsin basketball program is not “in trouble,” according to Jesse Temple.
Wisconsin football handed out another scholarship offer in the 2019 class this week. Coach Greg Gard and the basketball team also were busy trying to add members to the 2018 class. We have it covered in our latest recruiting notebook.
February to-do list
The football Badgers had a productive January on the recruiting trail but could do some more damage in February. Here are three things they need to accomplish.
Wisconsin falls again
Wisconsin basketball fell behind Northwestern 18-1 and never recovered, losing 60-52 on Thursday night. It was the Badgers’ fourth consecutive loss and leaves them 3-8 in Big Ten play.
Wisconsin’s super jokes for Minnesota
With the Super Bowl taking place in Minnesota this year, a number of the former Badgers in the game have taken the opportunity to remind the Gophers they have defeated them 14 consecutive times.
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Beau Allen comes home
Super Bowl 52 will be a homecoming for former Wisconsin defensive lineman Beau Allen. He grew up 25 minutes from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, where his Philadelphia Eagles will face the New England Patriots on Sunday. Mike Lucas at UWBadgers.com has his story.
Jack Cichy progressing
Former Wisconsin linebacker Jack Cichy got an invite to the NFL combine in Indianapolis, but he’ll be limited as he’s still rehabbing from right knee surgery. He said Thursday that he expects to take part in the bench press, team interviews and medical evaluations during the Feb. 27-March 5 combine. The former walk-on hopes to do more at the Badgers’ pro day and potential private workouts with teams.
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