Sophomore cornerback Madison Cone has been among a group of young players having strong springs.

Young Wisconsin players who have stood out this spring; Nigel Hayes earns honor

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.

Young players standing out

Wisconsin opens the final week of spring practice Tuesday morning. Here are the five young players who have stood out to Land of 10’s Jesse Tempe through the first 12 practices.

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Nigel Hayes named to All-Rookie team

Former Wisconsin star Nigel Hayes played for three different NBA teams during his rookie year and finished the season with the Sacramento Kings. But it was his performance for the Westchester Knicks that earned him an honor. The forward was named to the G-League All-Rookie team on Monday.

Crazylegs Grand Marshall named

After playing basketball overseas for so many years, former Wisconsin star Alando Tucker is back in Madison and working for the Badgers. They’re taking advantage of his presence, as he’ll be the Grand Marshall for the Crazylegs Classic this year.

A look at Jack Cichy gives its NFL draft take on former Wisconsin linebacker Jack Cichy.

Andy Van Vliet finds new home

Former Badgers forward Andy Van Vliet announced in March he would be leaving. Now we know where he’ll be playing next. It was reported Monday the junior will transfer to William and Mary.

Get to know Taylor Currie

Mike Lucas at introduces you to Taylor Currie, one of Wisconsin basketball’s three 2018 signees.

Wisconsin prospects in NHL draft

No program in the country has more prospects ranked for the 2018 NHL Draft than the Badgers, according to Todd Milewski at

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