Wisconsin holds steady in national rankings; former coach Bo Ryan inducted into college basketball HOF
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Wisconsin holding steady
The Badgers’ 24-10 win over No. 24 Michigan on Saturday wasn’t good enough to impress the voters into moving up in either national poll. That was evident as Wisconsin stayed at No. 4 in the Amway Coaches Poll and No. 5 in the AP Top 25 released Sunday.
Coach Paul Chryst’s team also remained atop the Land of 10 Power Poll.
Bo Ryan inducted into HOF
Former Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan was one of seven people inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday night in Kansas City. The winningest coach in program history, Ryan told UWBadgers.com he was really proud to represent Wisconsin.
Big commitment for 2019
Wisconsin got a huge commitment in its Class of 2019 on Sunday morning, grabbing 4-star offensive lineman Logan Brown from Michigan. He chose the Badgers over the likes of the Wolverines, Alabama, Penn State, Virginia Tech and others.
Inside linebackers wreaking havoc
No Jack Cichy? No Chris Orr? That’s been no problem for Wisconsin. The junior duo of T.J. Edwards and Ryan Connelly were all over the field on Saturday against Michigan, seemingly making every play there was to make. Here’s Jesse Temple on what’s made them so good this season for the unbeaten Badgers.
Wisconsin’s bowl projection
The Badgers have their sights set on making the College Football Playoff, but if that doesn’t happen, where could they land? Sean Keeler looks at the latest projections for where Wisconsin could be spending New Year’s.
Tougher schedule than Alabama?
Wisconsin has gotten killed by the national media this year for a schedule that has been largely paper thin. But, according to one analytic ranking, the unbeaten Badgers have gone through a tougher slate than an Alabama squad that is No. 1 in the rankings and considered a near lock to make the playoff.
Wisconsin soccer moving on
The Badgers got an overtime goal from Mike Catalano to upset No. 12 Notre Dame Sunday and move on to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. Madison.com has the recap.
NFL Badgers deliver
It was a nice Sunday for several former Badgers, including running backs Melvin Gordon and Corey Clement getting into the end zone, as well as wide receiver Alex Erickson grabbing the first receiving touchdown of his career.
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