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Wisconsin players were wearing their version of a turnover chain after beating Miami.

The story behind Wisconsin’s turnover chain; Badgers on the recruiting trail

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.

How Wisconsin’s chain came to be

Following their Orange Bowl win, the Badgers were passing around their version of a turnover chain in the locker room. Jesse Temple caught up with the person who made it for them, and how it came to be is a pretty great story.

Wisconsin on the recruiting trail

With the 2017 season behind us, here’s a look at three things the Badgers need to accomplish on the recruiting trail in January.

Paul Chryst comes up short

Stanford coach David Shaw was named the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year last weekend, edging out Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst and others.

Joe Schobert getting it done for Cleveland

He was a fourth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, but former Wisconsin linebacker Joe Schobert is showing it doesn’t matter where you get selected. In his second year with the Cleveland Browns, Schobert tied two other players for the most tackles in the NFL.

Big Ten’s bowl record not a big deal

Many have made the case that the Big Ten finishing 7-1 in bowl games is an indication that at least one of its teams should have made the College Football Playoff. Here at Land of 10, Ryan Connors writes that it’s impressive, but doesn’t really mean too much. 

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Miami’s Mark Richt apologizes

Miami coach Mark Richt has apologized for his tirade and making contact with an official late in the first half of the Orange Bowl on Saturday. Richt was upset about a hold that wasn’t called on Wisconsin’s David Edwards, and the coach was flagged for bumping an official and later grabbing him.

Big Ten not looking good in basketball

A month after opening Big Ten play 1-1, Wisconsin will return to conference action Tuesday night against Indiana. The Badgers have struggled to an 8-7 record and are in danger of missing the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998. But they aren’t the only ones in trouble. As Roman Stubbs writes, nearly the entire conference is having a down year.

Badgers on Team USA

Four Wisconsin women’s hockey players will be a part of Team USA in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics to be played in February. However, despite the men’s team being coached by Wisconsin’s Tony Granato, there will be no Badgers on that squad for the first time since 1972.

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