Analyst expects explosive Wisconsin offense; Ethan Happ’s decision seems clear
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Explosive Wisconsin offense
Wisconsin returns nine of 11 starters on offense from last season, so there are many expecting big things from that side of the ball. That includes the Big Ten Network’s Gerry DiNardo, who believes the Badgers could field an offense that’s as explosive as any team in the country.
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Ethan Happ’s decision seems clear
Ethan Happ has had workouts with at least four NBA teams, but his absence from mock drafts and the draft combine clearly point toward his return to the Badgers. Or at least it should, according to Land of 10’s Sean Keeler.
In his latest recruiting notebook, Jesse Temple introduces you to Keeanu Benton, the latest commit in the Badgers’ Class of 2019.
Badgers to face Xavier
The Big Ten and Big East released the matchups for the 2018 Gavitt Tipoff Games on Tuesday. For a second straight year, Wisconsin will play Xavier, but this time on the road.
Montee Ball giving back
Life has not gone as Montee Ball expected it would since going in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Out of football after just two seasons, the former Badgers’ running back battled addiction and legal issues. But he appears on the upward swing, including the creation of a fund to provide additional money for mental health and education support services for Wisconsin student-athletes.
Big Ten swing games
247Sports put together a list of the 10 swing games for Big Ten teams in 2018, and it includes a pair of Wisconsin games.
Wisconsin’s hidden gem
Can a guy who started as a true freshman and has accumulated 83 tackles, 3.5 sacks and an interception returned for a touchdown in his career really be an unknown? The answer for Bleacher Report is yes, as the outlet named linebacker Chris Orr as Wisconsin’s hidden gem.
National title contenders
Wisconsin has never won a national title, but the Sporting News believes the Badgers are among three teams in the Big Ten with a chance to win it all this season.
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