Wisconsin hangover is real; Badgers in top 10 of future power rankings
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.
Wisconsin hangover is real
It’s long been thought that because of how physical Wisconsin plays, it can sometimes beat an opponent twice. Once themselves and then whoever the team plays the following week. Land of 10’s Sean Keeler looked into the statistics and found validity to the idea.
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Future power rankings
Wisconsin is projected to be a top 10 team in 2018, but ESPN believes the Badgers are built for the long-term as well, ranking them ninth in its future power rankings.
Former Wisconsin player honored
Former Wisconsin tackle Jake Wood is getting one of the biggest honors at the ESPYs. It was announced Monday Wood would be receiving the Pat Tillman Service Award for co-founding Team Rubicon and the work he’s done through it.
Baltimore Ravens congratulate recruit
Wisconsin got a commitment from cornerback Dean Engram last Friday. Engram’s father, Bobby, is the wide receivers coach with the Baltimore Ravens. Their coach, John Harbaugh, took to Twitter Monday to congratulate the younger Engram.
Biggest game on Wisconsin’s schedule
The Badgers have plenty of key games on their schedule this season, but USA Today points to their trip to Michigan on Oct. 13 as the biggest.
Melvin Gordon looking to copy Hall of Fame RB
Back in 2014, Melvin Gordon broke the single-game rushing record held by TCU’s LaDainian Tomlinson. Now, entering his fourth year with the Los Angeles Chargers, the former Badgers star is looking to copy Tomlinson’s pass-catching skills.
What will determine Heisman Trophy race
Badgers’ running back Jonathan Taylor is a front-runner for the Heisman Trophy this fall. Forbes.com looks at the five factors that will determine what it calls a wide-open race.
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