Debating Wisconsin football’s national title chances; Dean Engram to announce decision
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Can Wisconsin win a national title?
The Athletic’s Stewart Mandel and Bruce Feldman host a podcast called The Audible. On this week’s episode, the duo debated whether the Badgers are talented enough to win a national title. One thought yes, while the other disagreed.
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Wisconsin target to announce decision
The Badgers are among the finalists for 3-star wide receiver Dean Engram, who will make his college choice at 11 a.m. Friday.
Nick Nelson’s role in Oakland
A knee injury in training led Nick Nelson to fall into the fourth round of the NFL draft, where the Oakland Raiders scooped him up. But he’s expected to be healthy for training camp, and 247Sports made the bold prediction that the former Badgers cornerback will grab the No. 3 job in his first year.
Jon Leuer responds
It was learned Wednesday that former Michigan State standout Draymond Green thought Jon Leuer was too much for him to handle when he was at Wisconsin. The former Badgers big man responded on Thursday.
Leuer is also finding time to work out with current Wisconsin forward Nate Reuvers, who, like Leuer, is from Minnesota.
Logan Brown’s ranking
Wisconsin commit Logan Brown is the highest-rated recruit in the Badgers’ 2019 class. In fact, the tackle is the No. 2 overall prospect in the state of Michigan, according to MLive.com. Linebacker Lance Dixon, another target for coach Paul Chryst, is ranked No. 6.
Georgia Ellenwood in position for title
The NCAA Track and Field Championships are being held this week in Oregon, including the women’s heptathlon. It’s in that event that Wisconsin senior Georgia Ellenwood has a chance to bring a national title back to Madison. UWBadgers.com’s Andy Baggot has her story.
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