Biggest game in Wisconsin history; RB Jonathan Taylor, coach Paul Chryst earn Big Ten honors

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Biggest game in Wisconsin history

There has been plenty of debate about where Wisconsin’s Big Ten title game against Ohio State ranks in terms of importance in program history. In Jesse Temple’s mind, though, it’s real clear. The game Saturday night is the biggest the Badgers have ever played.

More Badgers honored

Wisconsin has had a special season so far, and the recognition of that continued Thursday as the Big Ten handed out individual awards, with Paul Chryst, Troy Fumagalli and Jonathan Taylor all getting some hardware.

Departure of former coaches a good thing

It may be easy to say now, considering Chryst has led Wisconsin to its first unbeaten season since 1912, but the sentiment is valid — Bret Bielema and Gary Andersen bolting for other jobs has been a blessing for the Badgers, writes Tom Oates of the Wisconsin State Journal.

J.T. Barrett undergoes surgery

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett underwent arthroscopic knee surgery last Sunday, but the Buckeyes still expect him to play on Saturday in the Big Ten title game.

Battle for Kazmeir Allen ends

Well, that was quick. Just days after putting Wisconsin among his top 6 teams, running back Kazmeir Allen committed to UCLA this week. We breakdown his decision and more in our latest recruiting notebook.

Jim Leonhard just one of the guys

First-year defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard has built a bond with his players that has helped them grow as men on and off the field. And part of his teaching style, writes Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, is some playful but honest criticism.

Brad Davison doesn’t practice

Wisconsin returned to the practice floor Thursday night, and while guard Brad Davison was in attendance, he didn’t take part. The freshman is nursing a left shoulder injury that has knocked him out of two of the Badgers’ last three games.

Excitement on the rise for Wisconsin fans

It’s happened gradually this week in Madison and other parts of Wisconsin, but the excitement around the Badgers’ fifth trip to Indianapolis for the Big Ten title game is hitting its peak now that the game is just a day away. Madison.com caught up with some fans  in advance of their trip.

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