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Wisconsin quarterback commit Graham Mertz recently visited Georgia.

Wisconsin QB commit discusses Georgia visit; Ethan Happ declares for NBA draft

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In our latest recruiting notebook, we detail quarterback commit Graham Mertz’s invite to the Elite 11 finals, as well as one of Wisconsin’s top targets in the Class of 2019 committing elsewhere.

Meanwhile, over at DawgNation, Mertz recapped his recent visit to Georgia, while also discussing why he was so drawn to the Badgers and coach Paul Chryst.

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Ethan Happ declares for the draft

As he said he would do when the season ended in early March, Wisconsin center Ethan Happ has declared for the 2018 NBA Draft. However, Happ won’t hire an agent, meaning he can still decide to return for his senior season.

Wisconsin TE impresses

Wisconsin needs to replace tight end Troy Fumagalli this fall, and one option is redshirt freshman Jake Ferguson. On Tuesday morning, he stated his case, plucking a ball out of the air one-handed with a defender draped all over him.

Aron Cruickshank taking advantage of opportunities

Injuries have kept several of Wisconsin’s top wide receivers off the field this spring. While that may not be great for the Badgers, it has been very good for early enrollee Aron Cruickshank. He’s been the beneficiary of extra reps and is relishing each one, writes Madison.com’s Jason Galloway.

Taiwan Deal ready for final season

After having much of the last two seasons washed away due to injuries, Wisconsin running back Taiwan Deal is healthy and hoping to go out on a high note, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jeff Potrykus.

Taylor Currie finds ‘perfect fit’

He took an unusual path to end up with the Badgers, but 2018 forward Taylor Currie believes he’s found the best school and program for his talents. Jesse Temple has that story.

Ticket usage down for basketball

When you have a losing season for the first time in 20 years, attendance is sure to suffer. So it should come as no surprise that the number of tickets used for Badgers home games this season was down significantly, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

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