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The No. 19 Northwestern Wildcats (4-0) are surprisingly having one of their best seasons in decades. Coming into the 2020 season, Northwestern football was not in a good state. Although they had one of the most experienced rosters in all of college football, many were worried that Northwestern would have a similar lack of success as they did in 2019.
Although you can find many former Wisconsin Badgers littered among NHL rosters, that success at putting talent into the professional ranks has not translated into big wins against the other elite programs in the conference, especially under the tenure of head coach Tony Granato.
The 2020 Michigan Wolverines (1-2), a program that often lauds themselves as the winning-est program in college football history, has looked nothing of the sort this season. This Michigan team is sporting the worst starting record under head coach Jim Harbaugh’s tenure after losing back-to-back games against the Indiana Hoosiers (3-0) and their bitter in-state rivals in Michigan State (1-2).
Coming into the 2019-20 season, Wisconsin men’s hockey garnered a lot of attention as a team that could potentially rise to the top of the Big Ten after six straight seasons of missing the NCAA Tournament. Tony Granato’s Badgers, however, failed to deliver on those expectations after falling to 14-20 and missing the tournament for the seventh season in a row.
Things were not looking good for Fighting Illini Head Coach Lovie Smith coming into 2019. Losing season after losing season – with no signature program wins – was putting the former NFL head coach as one of the most likely coaches to be fired after the season.
UW has announced 2017 graduate and international soccer star Rose Lavelle as the featured speaker for the 2020 Winter Commencement on December 13th. Lavelle joins fellow Badger athletes JJ Watt, Russell Wilson and Pat Richter as the only athletes ever to give commencement speeches for the University of Wisconsin, and is the first female athlete to ever receive this honor.
Thursday was Senior Night for the Wisconsin Badgers (4-5 Big Ten, 11-6 overall) — where the program recognized its six departing seniors — but the extra energy in the Field House wasn’t enough, as the Badgers fell 20-18 to the Northern Iowa Panthers (6-2 Big 12, 9-4 overall) in the final duel of the season.
Coming into the weekend, No. 4 Wisconsin (4-5 Big Ten, 11-5 overall) had been on a two-match losing streak, with losses coming from No. 2 Penn State and unranked Michigan State. But, Badger fans who were hoping for a bounce back performance got one as the Badgers picked up a win 20-12 over No. 17 Michigan (5-4 Big Ten, 6-6 overall).
The Wisconsin Badgers wrestling team (3-4 Big Ten, 10-4 overall) couldn’t overcome a tough Penn State squad (6-1 Big Ten, 9-2 overall), falling 29-10 conference lost late Friday night. Wisconsin picked up impressive wins early with freshman Eric Barnett at 125lbs, No. 1 Seth Gross at 133lbs, and Garrett Model at 157lbs.
In what is turning into a very special season for second-year head coach Chris Bono, the No. 4 Badgers (3-3 Big Ten, 10-3 overall) will face one of their toughest opponents of the year this Friday night when the No. 2 Penn State Nittany Lions (6-1 Big Ten, 9-2 overall) come to town.
This has not been a great year for Purdue Football. The preseason hype around this team centered around head coach Jeff Brohm and All-American receiver Rondale Moore. Brohm, having coached the Boilermakers since 2017, has put this program back into a contending position.
In parts of three seasons at Wisconsin, Jonathan Taylor has cemented himself among the many legendary running backs in program history. Saturday was just another day at the office for the perennial Heisman candidate, having his way against a strong defense in No. 13 Wisconsin’s (4-2 Big Ten, 7-2 overall) 24-22 victory over No. 18 Iowa (3-3 Big Ten, 6-3 overall) at Camp Randall Stadium.
For the last few years, the Heisman Trophy has seen quarterbacks dominate the award. Since 2010, nine of 10 of the winners have been quarterbacks. This year high-profile transfer quarterbacks like Justin Fields and Jalen Hurts, as well as the amazing talent of a certain Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback were dominating Hiesman conversation in the preseason.