Top Wisconsin basketball target puts on a show; Ron Dayne gets his degree
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.
Jalen Johnson putting on a show
Much of Wisconsin’s focus in the Class of 2020 has been on wing Jalen Johnson. An in-state talent, Johnson is among the most sought-after recruits in the country. He showed why this weekend with a dizzying collection of dunks in an AAU tournament.
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Ron Dayne gets his degree
Eighteen years after leading Wisconsin to a second consecutive Rose Bowl victory, Ron Dayne added another award to his collection: his diploma. The record-setting running back was so proud of receiving his degree in December, he tweeted a picture of it this weekend with an inspiring message.
How Wisconsin got Jaylan Franklin
The Badgers have rarely gone into Michigan and grabbed a recruit that either the Wolverines or Michigan State also wanted. But they did exactly that with tight end Jaylan Franklin in the 2018 class. Here’s Jesse Temple on how it happened.
Wisconsin reacts to women’s title game
The Badgers weren’t in the women’s national title game Sunday night, but you wouldn’t have known by the way some connected to Wisconsin reacted when Arike Ogunbowale, the sister of former Wisconsin running back Dare Ogunbowale, hit the game-winning shot for Notre Dame. Along with the football team’s Twitter account, former standouts such as Melvin Gordon, Sam Dekker, Frank Kaminsky and J.J. Watt all took to social media to react to the amazing ending. As for Dare, he played the proud brother role just right.
Looking back at March
With the calendar turning to April, we take a look back at what Wisconsin accomplished on the recruiting trail in March.
Nigel Hayes back in the NBA
Following a short stay back in the G-League, former Wisconsin star Nigel Hayes has found another home on an NBA roster. The Sacramento Kings announced this weekend they had signed Hayes for the rest of the season.
D’Mitrik Trice putting work in
Getting closer to 100 percent after season-ending foot surgery in December, Wisconsin basketball guard D’Mitrik Trice tweeted out some video of his latest on-court workout.
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