Wisconsin picked up a 2019 commitment from 4-star tight end Hayden Rucci on Monday.

Wisconsin adds another in next class; Corey Clement reps ‘U-DUB’ on his shoes

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Wisconsin’s recruiting roll continues

The Badgers picked up their eighth commitment in the Class of 2019 Monday morning, and it was a big one. Four-star tight end Hayden Rucci chose Wisconsin over scholarship offers from Michigan State, Pittsburgh and Virginia among others. It leaves the class ranked No. 1 in the Big Ten and No. 3 nationally, according to 247Sports.

Corey Clement’s shoes

Corey Clement has never been shy about his love for the Badgers. That extended to the former Wisconsin running back’s shoes during Super Bowl 52.

2018 de-commitments

Wisconsin hasn’t seen too many de-commitments during coach Paul Chryst’s tenure, and the 2018 class was no different. Here’s Jesse Temple on the two players that did commit but ended up not signing with the Badgers.

Xavier Pinson makes his choice

Wisconsin came up short in its late push for 2018 point guard Xavier Pinson. The 3-star recruit had the Badgers in his final three schools but he committed to Missouri.

Changing the narrative on Wisconsin RBs

James White played Super Bowl hero for New England in 2017, Clement did the same for Philadelphia on Sunday and Melvin Gordon just ran for 1,100 yards for the Los Angeles Chargers. All three are helping change the narrative that Wisconsin running backs don’t have success in the NFL.

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Meghan Duggan ready for Olympics

Meghan Duggan will compete in her third, and likely last, Olympics this month in PyeongChang, South Korea. She’s one of four former Wisconsin players that will take the ice for the United States, which opens play Feb 11 against Finland. As Todd Milewski at writes, Duggan is using her last opportunity in the Winter Games to help prepare the women that will make up the national team in the future.

Women’s hockey falls from top spot

After being No. 1 in the country for the last four months, the Wisconsin women’s hockey team fell to No. 2 this week. The men’s team, meanwhile, moved up one spot to No. 17.

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