Injuries remain a concern for Wisconsin, a tough road environment expected, student tickets go fast
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Injuries remain a concern
Wisconsin will be without at least one starting offensive lineman and potentially more on Saturday at BYU. The Badgers ruled left guard Jon Dietzen out with a leg injury, while right guard Beau Benzschawel is listed as questionable with a leg injury of his own.
After practice on Thursday, coach Paul Chryst addressed those injuries, playing on the road for the first time and preparing for BYU without knowing who will be under center.
Wisconsin readies for first road trip
For the first time since 2013, the Badgers will play a true nonconference road game when they visit BYU on Saturday. And if their last trip west, a night game at Arizona State, taught us anything, they’ll need to be prepared for a tough environment where things might not always go their way.
Tickets go bye-bye
Wisconsin will have a lot of new faces on the basketball court this season, and the students apparently can’t wait to see them, as season tickets for the student section sold out in 12 minutes on Wednesday.
Andrew Kristofic earns an offer
Class of 2019 offensive lineman Andrew Kristofic earned a scholarship offer from Wisconsin on Sunday, but he was already well aware of what the Badgers were about, writes Jesse Temple.
What can Wisconsin do about the polls?
In 2016, the Badgers shot up the national polls and stayed there thanks to a schedule that was perceived as being among the toughest in the country. A year later, Wisconsin is falling in the polls despite outscoring its first two opponents 90-24 and averaging more than 500 yards per game on offense. So what can Wisconsin do to get respect in the polls? Sean Keeler tries to figure that out.
Zander Neuville carving a path for himself
Once a defensive tackle, Wisconsin’s Zander Neuville has taken very well to tight end since moving to the position near the beginning of the 2016 season. As Jason Galloway of Madison.com writes, the junior could end up being a big part of the Badgers offense in 2017.
Interception threw Alex Hornibrook’s rhythm off
Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook was off to a great start against Florida Atlantic last Saturday, but an interception interrupted his rhythm and he couldn’t get it back. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jeff Potrykus has that story.
BYU keeping quarterback decision quiet
Because of an injury to starter Tanner Mangum in the loss last week to Utah, Wisconsin isn’t sure who will be behind center for BYU when the two teams face off on Saturday.
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