Wisconsin WR Quintez Cephus dazzles with one-hand catch; J.J. Watt honored
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Quintez Cephus is back
Junior wide receiver Quintez Cephus returned to practice on Tuesday, but didn’t truly announce his presence until Thursday. That’s when he made one of the plays of spring with this one-handed grab in the back of the end zone.
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J.J. Watt earns honor
Former Wisconsin defensive lineman J.J. Watt is an impactful player on the field, but his reach apparently extends much further than that. Watt has been named to the TIME 100 list of 2018’s most influential people.
Alex Hornibrook trying to build on Orange Bowl
If Wisconsin can get the Alex Hornibrook who was named the MVP of the Orange Bowl every week, the Badgers will be tough to beat. And the quarterback thinks he’s more than capable of delivering that.
Chris Orr not worried about starting status
With seniors T.J. Edwards and Ryan Connelly entrenched as Wisconsin’s starting inside linebackers, you might think junior Chris Orr would be upset at a potential lack of playing time. But he’s not, according to the Wisconsin State Journal’s Jason Galloway.
In a packed recruiting notebook, we look at the impact of the Wisconsin-St. Xavier recruiting saga, discuss 4-star quarterback commit Graham Mertz getting another offer and examine the commitment of one of the Badgers’ top running back targets.
D’Cota Dixon serving as teacher this spring
Wisconsin safety D’Cota Dixon desperately wants to be on the field, but he knows his health is the most important thing. That’s left him in teaching mode this spring, writes the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jeff Potrykus.
Big Ten opponents set
The Big Ten is moving to a 20-game schedule in basketball starting next season. And though we’ll still have to wait on dates and times, the conference released the list of opponents for each school on Thursday.
Wisconsin hires new assistant
Wisconsin women’s basketball coach Jonathan Tsipis announced Thursday that the Badgers had hired Kayla Tetschlag as an assistant coach.
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