I have to admit: Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports hit the nail on the head with his recent piece about the NCAA not seeing the totality of the picture when it comes to the future of intercollegiate athletics.
Russell Wilson earned quite a reputation during his standout senior season at Wisconsin. Now, fresh off a Super Bowl Championship, Wilson has become one of the most popular athletes on the planet.
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There is a lot going on in the world of Big Ten sports. And, my email inbox reflects that.
The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents has approved a new compensation package for Gary Andersen, the team announced Monday in a press release. The new package calls for a salary increase to $2.2 million for 2014 with a $100,000 increase each year during the life of the five-year deal. The increase, according to Wisconsin, will not be funded with tax or tuition dollars.
Wisconsin fans will appreciate a shirt for sale at a store across from the University Book Store. It’s a simple red shirt with “#KARMA” across the chest, an obvious dig at former coach Bret Bielema’s wife, Jen Bielema. Jen famously tweeted “#karma” after the Badgers lost early last season at Arizona State, the controversial game in which the officials let time expire on Wisconsin’s final drive in enemy territory.
On Tuesday’s #BTNLive show Mike Hall, Gerry DiNardo and Stanley Jackson had a length discussion examining the positives and negatives of an early signing period in college football.