Wisconsin finalizes 2018 recruiting class; Bobby April III hired as OLB coach
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Signing Day wrap-up
Wisconsin completed its 2018 recruiting class on Wednesday and it stands at 20 scholarship players.
- Cornerback Rachad Wildgoose became the final player to sign with the Badgers
- Grading the Badgers’ 2018 recruiting class
- Where Wisconsin’s 2018 recruiting class ranks in the Big Ten and the country
- Recruiting rankings don’t mean much when it comes to Wisconsin, writes Tom Oates.
- The Badgers had one late addition to their roster — 6-year-old Nolan
Wisconsin hires new OLB coach
Coach Paul Chryst has finalized his coaching staff by hiring Bobby April III as outside linebackers coach. He replaces Tim Tibesar, who left to be the defensive coordinator at Oregon State.
Wisconsin fan mailbag
We open our mailbag to answer questions about the Badgers’ deepest position group, the future of the basketball program and what happened with 2018 quarterback Ben Bryant’s de-commitment.
Russell Wilson traded
Former Badgers quarterback Russell Wilson was traded on Wednesday. No, not from the Seattle Seahawks, but from the Texas Rangers. They traded his rights to the New York Yankees for future considerations. Though he’s not expected to play baseball and football, the Yankees said he will report to spring training in March.
Wisconsin travels to Illinois
Coach Greg Gard’s team will look to snap a five-game losing streak Thursday night at Illinois. And plenty has changed since the Badgers beat the Illini by 25 points in January, writes Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
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Unfiltered with Wisconsin coaches
Chryst sat down with hockey coaches Mark Johnson and Tony Granato in advance of the Winter Olympics. It turns out Chryst enjoys asking questions of his peers much more than answering questions from the media.
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— Wisconsin Badgers (@UWBadgers) February 8, 2018
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