Wisconsin quarterback commit Graham Mertz turned heads at the Rivals Challenge.

Wisconsin QB commit shines at Rivals Challenge; LB Joe Schobert earns praise

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Graham Mertz shines at Rivals Challenge

Wisconsin commit Graham Mertz was among the top performers at the Rivals Challenge in Atlanta. Along with Auburn commit Bo Nix, Mertz was “head and shoulders” above everyone else.

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Joe Schobert praised

Former Wisconsin linebacker Joe Schobert received high praise from his position coach this week, as Blake Williams told Patrick Maks of that Schobert could be the smartest player they’ve ever had in their system.

Meanwhile, Schobert will be honored this summer when his high school retires his number.

Spencer Lytle talks decision

Linebacker Spencer Lytle is among Wisconsin’s biggest recruiting targets still on the board for 2019. In advance of his commitment on Aug. 4, 247Sports caught up with the 4-star recruit to see what he’s thinking.

Hawkeyes examine the Badgers

Wisconsin is 5-2 against Iowa in the last seven meetings, and it’s something that really bothers the Hawkeyes program. So this offseason, Iowa had offensive line coach Tim Polasek — a Wisconsin native — go back and look at the games to figure out what happened and how to fix it.

Wisconsin hockey names captains

The third year of the Tony Granato era will see senior defenseman Peter Tischke serve as the Badgers captain, while senior forward Seamus Malone will be the team’s only alternate captain.

Basketball releases jersey numbers

The Badgers will have five new players on their basketball team this season, and we learned Thursday what numbers they’ll be wearing.

Family Fun Day set

Every year, Wisconsin invites fans of all ages to Camp Randall Stadium for its Family Fun Day. This season’s event will take place on Aug. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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