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Wisconsin defensive end Isaiahh Loudermilk is out indefinitely following knee surgery.

Wisconsin loses pair of DL to injury; Graham Mertz: #OnWisconsin

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Wisconsin loses two DL

It was a double dose of bad news for Wisconsin on Tuesday. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jeff Potrykus reported defensive ends Isaiahh Loudermilk and Garrett Rand are out indefinitely with injuries.

Losing that duo is tough for a defensive line already trying to rebuild, but the Badgers do have some options.

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Graham Mertz: #OnWisconsin

No one had heard much from 4-star quarterback commit Graham Mertz following his official visit last weekend. But late Tuesday afternoon, Mertz tweeted out a picture of himself in full uniform and a simple hashtag: #OnWisconsin

Hayden Rucci enjoyed official visit

Bucky’s 5th Quarter caught up with Wisconsin tight end commit Hayden Rucci after his official visit. The 3-star recruit talked about feeling short at 6-foot-5, jumping into Lake Mendota and hanging at coach Paul Chryst’s house.

Undergrad season tickets gone

For a 26th straight year, Wisconsin has sold out its undergrad allotment of season tickets. The school made the announcement early Tuesday morning.

Wisconsin’s grip on Big Ten West loosening?

This week Northwestern landed former 5-star quarterback Hunter Johnson as a transfer from Clemson. It led Sports Illustrated’s Chris Johnson to ask whether he could help end the Badgers’ reign atop the Big Ten West.

Ranking the Big Ten coaches

Chryst has won three Big Ten West titles and two New Year’s Six games in his four seasons with the Badgers. But the Wisconsin coach couldn’t even crack the top 5 of Athlon Sports‘ rankings of the conference’s coaches.

Olympian throws out first pitch

Former Wisconsin hockey star Brianna Decker, who won gold with the U.S. women’s hockey team at the Olympics last winter, threw out the ceremonial first pitch as the Milwaukee Brewers hosted the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday.

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