Wisconsin DB shines at NFL combine; Barry Alvarez named AD of year
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Badgers at NFL combine
It was former Wisconsin safety Natrell Jamerson’s turn to impress on the field at the combine and he did exactly that on Monday. The wide receiver turned defensive back ran a 4.40-second 40-yard dash, the second-fastest time recorded by a safety this year. It was also the fourth-fastest time ever by a former Badgers player at the combine.
Cornerback Nick Nelson was not as fast as Jamerson, running a 4.52-second 40-yard dash.
Packers.com took note of all the former Badgers in Indianapolis as part of its coverage on Day 6 of the combine.
Also, it appears some of linebacker Jack Cichy’s former teammates are having a good time with his combine gear in the locker room, as evidenced by this video from linebacker T.J. Edwards.
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Barry Alvarez honored
Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez was named the 2017-18 Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year on Monday.
Reasons for basketball optimism
Wisconsin missed the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998, but Jesse Temple writes there are reasons for optimism heading into next season.
Brad Davison undergoes surgery
Nigel Hayes back in NBA
After putting up 35 points on Sunday for the Westchester Knicks of the G-League, former Wisconsin star Nigel Hayes is getting another shot at the NBA. Hayes is reportedly set to join the Toronto Raptors on a 10-day contract. He did the same with the Los Angeles Lakers earlier this season.
Predictions for 2018 football season
The Sporting News made a list of 18 early predictions for the 2018 football season. It includes Wisconsin claiming the Big Ten West title again and playing for a chance to make the College Football Playoff.
Wisconsin wrestling coach to retire
Longtime Wisconsin wrestling coach Barry Davis is set to retire after the season.
Wisconsin expected more out of its hockey season
A disappointing second season under coach Tony Granato was a step back for the Badgers hockey program. A season that started with NCAA Tournament aspirations, fell woefully short, something everyone is aware of, writes Todd Milewski at Madison.com.
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