Wisconsin spring game cancelled; LB Zack Baun out indefinitely with foot injury
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Spring game cancelled
Wisconsin will not be holding its spring game this year. Officials announced Tuesday it had been cancelled because of the potential for severe weather on Friday. While doing something like this at Nebraska, Ohio State or Alabama would cause a big commotion, Jesse Temple writes it’s not a big deal for the Badgers.
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Zack Baun to miss time
Junior linebacker Zack Baun is out indefinitely with a foot injury. According to Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Badgers are waiting for MRI results to determine the severity. It’s the same foot that Baun injured last year, which cost him the entire season.
What Marcus Graham brings to Wisconsin
The Badgers got a commitment from 3-star athlete Marcus Graham last weekend. Here’s what he thinks he adds to the program, as well as some more recruiting notes.
Quintez Cephus growing as a leader
Because of a nasty leg injury five months ago, wide receiver Quintez Cephus isn’t take part in spring practice. But that hasn’t stopped him from growing as a leader.
AJ Taylor on an upward swing
Following a strong finish to the 2017 season, junior wide receiver AJ Taylor is looking to take his game to another level, according to Jason Galloway of the Wisconsin State Journal.
Minnesota hires former Wisconsin coach
Rob Jeter is back in the midwest. The former Badgers assistant, who was also the head coach at Wisconsin-Milwaukee for 11 seasons, is joining Richard Pitino’s staff at Minnesota.
Wisconsin getting a mature Tai Strickland
Three-star point guard commit Tai Strickland never lacked the skill needed to play at a major program like Wisconsin, according to his dad and former NBA standout Rod Strickland. No, it was more about his confidence catching up to the skill, which his father believes has happened, writes Jim Polzin of the Wisconsin State Journal.
Upper deck at Field House to re-open
For the first time since 2007, portions of the upper deck at Wisconsin’s Field House will be open to fans for women’s volleyball games.
Badgers to watch in NHL playoffs
The NHL playoffs will get underway Wednesday night. Madison.com has a list of 10 former Badgers to keep an eye on.
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