Wisconsin did not impress voters, J.J. Watt’s flood relief fund tops $20M, Da’Shaun Brown earns scholarship

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Not impressed with Wisconsin

The Badgers rolled to a 59-10 win in their opener against Utah State, but those that vote in the national polls were apparently unimpressed. While Wisconsin stayed steady at No. 9 in the AP Top 25, coach Paul Chryst’s team fell out of the top 10 in the Amway Coaches Poll.

Hurricane Harvey relief fund top $20M

Former Wisconsin defensive star J.J. Watt originally set out to raise $200,000 for recovery efforts in Houston after Hurricane Harvey ravaged the area. On Monday, the relief fund he started cracked the $20 million mark.

Da’Shaun Brown earns a scholarship offer

Wisconsin always wants to keep the top talent in-state, and the Badgers started that process in the Class of 2019 on Friday when they offered athlete Da’Shaun Brown a scholarship. As Jesse Temple writes, Brown is the first player in the state to earn an offer in the class.

Quintez Cephus, A.J. Taylor are a dynamic duo

Since former coach Barry Alvarez resurrected the Wisconsin football program in the early 1990s, the Badgers have been viewed as a slow, plodding team that overpowers people with size along the offensive line and in the backfield. And while there is plenty of truth to that stereotype, wide receivers Quintez Cephus and A.J. Taylor have the athletic prowess and skill to turn that narrative on its head.

Hitting the Wisconsin film room

The early struggles against Utah State likely raised some red flags for Badgers fans, but as Jason Galloway of the Wisconsin State Journal explains, there is no reason to panic after looking at the film.

Getting ready for Lane Kiffin

A somewhat humbled Lane Kiffin brings his Florida Atlantic team to Wisconsin this week, the latest stop in what has been an unconventional path for one of the biggest lightning rods in college football, according to Jim Polzin of Madison.com.

T.J. Watt named a starter in Pittsburgh

Former Badgers outside linebacker T.J. Watt was a first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and he hasn’t disappointed the Pittsburgh Steelers. On Monday, the team announced Watt would start in its opener at Cleveland ahead of veteran James Harrison.

Wisconsin most admirable program in college football

Every year the Wall Street Journal puts together its College Football Grid of Shame, and this year the Badgers took the top spot for the most admirable program in the country, while also ranking high in terms of their success on the field.

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