Wisconsin offense puts 8 on All-Big Ten teams; Badgers defense learned from 2016 collapse

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.

More Badgers honored

A day after seeing 12 defensive players earn some form of All-Big Ten recognition, the Badgers had eight more on the offensive side honored, led by running back Jonathan Taylor, who was consensus first-team pick.

Wisconsin learned lessons in defeat

In the minds of most Wisconsin fans, the Badgers should be going for a second straight Big Ten title when they play Ohio State on Saturday. But they aren’t. Not after they blew a 28-7 lead to Penn State in the 2016 title game and lost 38-31. Now, a year later, many of the same defensive players are back and say they’ve learned from the hard lessons they experienced in that game.

Wisconsin fan mailbag

We open up our fan mailbag to answer questions about the Badgers biggest challenge in facing Ohio State in the Big Ten title game, the inexact science of basketball recruiting and what’s going on with the Andy Van Vliet experiment.

Badgers preparing for J.T. Barrett

Though he left the game last week against Michigan early with a knee injury, Wisconsin is expecting to see J.T. Barrett at quarterback Saturday for Ohio State in the Big Ten title game. Jason Galloway from the Wisconsin Journal Sentinel has the story on how the Badgers are getting ready to face the Buckeyes senior.

Walk-ons play big role for Wisconsin

As has become tradition with the Badgers, walk-ons contribute and several played a huge role in getting Wisconsin to the Big Ten title game unbeaten, according to Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Wisconsin breaking down preconceptions

Ever since former coach Barry Alvarez resurrected the football program in the early 1990s, the Badgers have been perceived as just a bunch of big, plodding brutes that overpower teams. And while that has been true, that’s not completely accurate for the 2017 team, writes Adam Rittenberg of ESPN.

How Kentucky landed Tyler Herro

The Badgers lost one of their most prized recruits in recent memory when 4-star guard Tyler Herro de-commited in October and later signed with Kentucky. The Courier-Journal has the story on how the Wildcats got a Wisconsin kid to leave the state after being committed for more than a year.

2017 season in cartoons

In its look back through the 2017 regular season, Madison.com has compiled the 12 editorial cartoons from each win and put them all in one spot for fans to see. Take a look.

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