OL Michael Deiter returning for senior year; Watt family name special for Wisconsin
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Michael Deiter coming back
Wisconsin delivered the news fans were hoping for Wednesday, revealing that left tackle Michael Deiter will return for his senior year. It means the Badgers will have 10 of their 11 starters on offense from the Orange Bowl back for 2018.
Watt family special to Wisconsin
Three Watt brothers — J.J., Derek and T.J. — played for the Badgers and played very well. It led coach Paul Chryst to tell the Houston Chronicle that their last name has “meant everything” to the program, and he joked his only regret is there aren’t any more coming down the pipeline.
Jim Leonhard still loves Wisconsin
Like he said before the Orange Bowl, defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard told ESPN Wisconsin that he loves being back home at his alma mater but will still listen to other potential coaching opportunities.
Cost of season tickets potentially going up
For the first time since 2015, Wisconsin is looking to raise the cost of season tickets for football, according to Todd Milewski of Madison.com.
In his latest Wisconsin mailbag, Jesse Temple answers questions on how long running back Jonathan Taylor will be around, the Badgers chances of holding on to 4-star quarterback commit Graham Mertz and the challenge facing basketball coach Greg Gard.
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Former Badgers QB fired as Seattle OC
Former Wisconsin quarterback Darrell Bevell was let go Wednesday after seven years as the offensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks. Bevell left a classy message on his way out.
Alex Hornibrook among biggest questions
BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart put together a list of 18 questions about Big Ten football in 2018, and Badgers’ quarterback Alex Hornibrook’s development was among them.
Badgers part of top storylines for 2018
The wide-open Heisman Trophy race, that includes Taylor, is among the top five storylines that will dominate college football in 2018, according to the New York Post.
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