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2016 football schedule analysis: Wisconsin Badgers

The debut for Paul Chryst was a success, as Wisconsin posted a 10-win season capped by a nice bowl win vs. USC. But the Badgers failed to win the West despite playing a favorable Big Ten schedule. Now, the schedule flips on Wisconsin, which has one of the most challenging slates in the nation. [ MORE: Dienhart: Wisconsin Badgers’ offseason to-do list ] Can the Badgers overcome the myriad hurdles while breaking in a new quarterback and with a new defensive coordinator? Here is a look at Wisconsin’s 2016 schedule. Toughest non-conference game: vs. LSU, Sept. 3 (Lambeau Field). No

Draymond Green is the best Big Ten NBA Draft steal since...

Draymond Green is one of the most talked-about players in the NBA, but is the former Michigan State basketball star the best Big Ten NBA Draft steal ever?

Dienhart: My 4 biggest assistant coach hires in West Division

Justin Wilcox. Jay Johnson. John Parrella. Ross Els. If you don't know their names now, you will next football season. BTN.com's Tom Dienhart writes why these four are the biggest assistant coach hires in the West Division this year.

Dienhart: Like it or not, there should be no stopping transfers

Everyone in life—yes, even college basketball coaches--is always looking for a better situation. Why should college basketball players be any different? Maybe coaches need to do a better job of selling kids on remaining in their program.

Dienhart: Wisconsin Badgers' offseason to-do list

Paul Chryst returned home to Wisconsin last season. And, it went smashingly well. But there is work to do as Chryst begins his second season coming off a 10-3 debut and second-place finish in the West.

BTN LiveBIG: Wisconsin knows how its gardens grow

Every parent wonders at some point: How do you get kids to eat their vegetables? The answer: You make them grow the vegetables too! “When children have the opportunity to grow their own food, they just have a much closer relationship with that food,” said Nathan Larson, director of the Wisconsin School Garden Initiative. “Opposed to, say, a vegetable that they’ve had no connection to prior to it showing up on their plate, a vegetable that they’ve helped grow through the whole season and they’ve helped prepare in the kitchen … they’re more likely to try that food and they’re

Watch Russell Wilson's commencement speech at Wisconsin

"Go make it happen." 🎙 @DangeRussWilson to #UWGrad Class of 2016https://t.co/l4D4dAltxX — Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) May 14, 2016 One-year Wisconsin standout and current Seattle Seahawks All-Pro signal-caller Russell Wilson delivered the commencement speech at Wisconsin on Saturday. [ MORE: Get all of our Big Ten pros coverage ] Here are some of the highlights from Wilson’s speech at Camp Randall Stadium: “If you’re dating a woman that’s way out of your league, ask her to marry you.” “If you’re playing (the) New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, and you’ve got 26 seconds left and you’re down by four and

Big Ten announces 2016 homecoming game kickoff times

The Big Ten office announced the kickoff times for 2016 homecoming games Wednesday morning. See your team’s homecoming time, date and opponent below. ILLINOIS vs. Minnesota, noon ET Oct. 29 INDIANA vs. Nebraska, 3:30 p.m. ET, Oct. 15 IOWA vs. Northwestern, noon ET Oct. 1 MARYLAND vs. Purdue, 3:30 p.m. ET Oct. 1 MICHIGAN vs. Illinois, 3:30 p.m. ET, Oct. 22 MICHIGAN STATE vs. Northwestern, 3:30 p.m. ET Oct. 15 MINNESOTA vs. Rutgers, noon ET Oct. 22 NEBRASKA vs. Illinois, 3:30 p.m. ET Oct. 1 NORTHWESTERN vs. Indiana, noon ET Oct. 22 OHIO STATE vs. Rutgers, noon ET Oct. 1