Wisconsin learns from 2016 title game collapse; Badgers fall in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

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Wisconsin not focused on 2016 collapse

Blowing a 21-point lead in the 2016 Big Ten Championship Game will likely always sting for the Wisconsin players that experienced it. But the same guys say they’ve learned from that loss to Penn State and believe it can help them on Saturday when they face Ohio State for the conference title, writes Jason Galloway of the Wisconsin State Journal.

Badgers falls at Virginia

Wisconsin dropped back below .500 for the season on Monday night, losing 49-37 to No. 18 Virginia in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

Wisconsin injury report

The Badgers issued their initial injury report for the Big Ten title game and things could certainly be worse. Here’s a look at what Wisconsin is dealing with, including the status of running back Bradrick Shaw.

Wisconsin, Ohio State recruit in different ways

One is a national power that can recruit with anyone. The other is a very good program that has to pick and choose its battles. Here’s Jesse Temple on how the Buckeyes and Badgers go about business in much different ways on the recruiting trail but have still ended up in the same spot — the Big Ten title game.

Jim Leonhard a finalist for major award

Wisconsin’s defense is among the best in the country and the man running it is up for a major award. First-year defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard was named one of five finalists for the Broyles Award, which goes to the best assistant coach in the country.

Big Ten All-Freshman team

The Big Ten Network released its All-Freshman team on Monday and several Badgers made the cut, including running back Jonathan Taylor, who was named the Offensive Freshman of the Year in the conference.

Big Ten title game tickets in demand

It appears Wisconsin will be well represented on Saturday. According to Madison.com, the Badgers sold out their allotment of tickets for the Big Ten Championship game against Ohio State.

Garret Dooley invited to Senior Bowl

A part-time player last season, Garret Dooley has excelled as a main cog in Wisconsin’s defense, so it’s not a surprise that the outside linebacker was invited to the Senior Bowl, an invite he accepted.

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