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Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst had a much bigger pool of money to hand out to his assistants this offseason.

Wisconsin coaches get big pay raises; D’Cota Dixon is the ‘father of the team’

Wisconsin football and basketball are always the main topics in Bucky’s Breakfast, Land of 10’s daily Badgers notebook — but we cover news, notes and analysis across Badgers sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Wisconsin football, recruiting, basketball and more.

Wisconsin coaches get pay bump

A successful 2017 is leading to significant pay raises for Wisconsin’s assistant coaches. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jeff Potrykus, the total increase among the eight returning assistants is more than $1 million.

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‘Father of the team’

Safety D’Cota Dixon is more than just the unquestioned leader in Wisconsin’s secondary. As Jesse Temple writes, he’s actually become almost “the father of the team.”

Fan mailbag

What are Wisconsin’s options at left tackle? What’s the difference between an official and an unofficial recruiting visit? Where do the Badgers stand with a number of prospects in their next recruiting class? We’ve got the answers to those questions and more in our latest fan mailbag.

Top transfers in college football history

Russell Wilson put together the best season by a quarterback in Badgers history after transferring in from North Carolina State in 2011. That one year was good enough to earn him a spot on 247Sports’ list of the best transfers in college football history.

Troy Vincent reflects

A former NFL defensive back and now an executive with the league, former Wisconsin cornerback Troy Vincent has led a productive professional life since leaving Madison. He believes much of that success was made possible by his time with the Badgers.

Badgers add another walk-on

The Associated Press Player of the Year in Wisconsin will continue his career with the Badgers. After rushing for 2,909 yards and 41 touchdowns last season, Jacob Heyroth agreed to join the team as a preferred walk-on.

Ticket hike for women’s hockey

As one of the most successful programs in the country, the Wisconsin women’s hockey team has generated plenty of interest in its games. It’s now going to cost you more to go to those games, according to Madison.com.

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