Wisconsin among favorites to win 2018 national title, former coach Bret Bielema talks Badgers
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2018 national championship odds
Wisconsin was just a touchdown away from beating Ohio State in the Big Ten title game, making the College Football Playoff and fighting for a national title. It appears oddsmakers think the Badgers have a shot at being in the mix to do it in 2018, giving them 25-1 odds to win the national championship, according to Las Vegas SuperBook.
Bret Bielema talks Wisconsin
During an appearance on Barstool Sports’ “Pardon My Take” podcast, former Badgers coach Bret Bielema said he regretted the way in which his departure from Wisconsin played out.
Wisconsin atop power rankings
In a bit of a surprise, the Chicago Tribune has the Badgers at No. 1 in its Big Ten power rankings for 2018.
Will Scott Frost focus on toppling Wisconsin?
At HuskerExtra.com, Steven Sipple wonders if new Nebraska coach Scott Frost’s biggest goal should be catching the Badgers and taking control of the Big Ten West.
Jonathan Taylor, Tyler Biadasz honored
For the first time in school history, the Badgers had two players — running back Jonathan Taylor and center Tyler Biadasz — on the FWAA Freshman All-America team.
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Brad Davison isn’t your typical freshman
Wisconsin’s basketball season hasn’t gone as planned, but guard Brad Davison has been a bright spot with his leadership and toughness, writes Jesse Temple.
Wisconsin looking to limit turnovers
The Badgers turned the ball over 14 times against Rutgers, including 12 combined from center Ethan Happ and point guard Brad Davison. Still, as much as coach Greg Gard wants to limit that number, it’s not as bad as you would think, according to Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
DL Bryson Williams ready to get started
He stayed committed and signed with the Badgers despite heavy interest from his home state Nebraska Cornhuskers. With that now behind him, defensive line Bryson Williams can’t wait to get his college career started this month in Madison.
A peak into the world of a Wisconsin walk-on
Hegeman Tiedt didn’t play a down for Wisconsin this season, but the walk-on still felt very much a part of the Badgers success.
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