Paul Chryst is handing the keys to the Badgers' defense over to 34-year-old Jim Leonhard, who's only one year separated from his NFL playing career.
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Look for Buckeyes to bounce back
While Ohio State reached last season's playoff semifinals, it's easy to forget that the Bucks' most recent Big Ten championship was won in the national title season of 2014. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook sees that changing this season.
From Ohio State players making their case for best dressed to Jim Harbaugh naming Michigan's next foreign trip, ESPN reporters are on top of the biggest stories coming out of Chicago.
Big Ten belongs to Buckeyes?
Vegas gives Ohio State the best odds to win the Big Ten in 2017. Wisconsin, Penn State and Michigan are next in the running, according to Westgate.
Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst joins ESPN Wisconsin's Tony Cartagena from B1G Media Day in Chicago. Will UW schedule Notre Dame at Lambeau Field?
Dave Revsine of the Big Ten Network joins ESPN Wisconsin's Tony Cartagena at B1G Media Day in Chicago. Does he expect Wisconsin to win the West?
Wisconsin LB TJ Edwards joins ESPN Wisconsin's Tony Cartagena from B1G Media Day in Chicago. He's currently binge watching 'Last Chance U' on Netflix.
Badgers TE Troy Fumagalli briefly considered declaring for the NFL draft, but returned to continue the rich history of Wisconsin tight ends.
Wisconsin LB Jack Cichy joins ESPN Wisconsin's TJ Hogan from B1G Media Day in Chicago. Be warned, there may be a Game of Thrones spoiler in the interview.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Wisconsin TE Troy Fumagalli on the attention he's received since the end of last season and where he wants to improve for 2017.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Big Ten media days kick off at 12:15 ET today. Coaches to speak include Urban Meyer, Mark Dantonio, Lovie Smith, Tom Allen, Kirk Ferentz, D.J. Durkin and Paul Chryst.
Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer
Big Ten media days has started and Wisconsin linebacker Jack Cichy is prepared for anything.
Ohio State and Penn State both bring back loaded rosters. But Wisconsin and Michigan have high hopes, too. Who'll ultimately rule the Big Ten?
Ohio State is the big favorite to win the Big Ten (pause for Penn State fans to smack their heads) and that's just one of many topics to be covered.
The 1952 Wisconsin Badgers were the first team in program history to play in a bowl game, and they touted a future Heisman Trophy winner in Alan Ameche. Was that the best Wisconsin team ever? Find out!
Former Badgers QB Darrell Bevell joins Greg and Tausch to talk about his UW Hall of Fame induction, the NFL off-season and coaching Brett Favre.
Last season, Wisconsin took on six top-10 teams and still went 10-3. Phil Steele writes that the Badgers' schedule lightens in 2017 with LSU, Penn State and Ohio State dropping off.
Two Badgers named to Butkus Award watch list
LBs Jack Cichy and T.J. Edwards were named to the Butkus Award watch list Monday. In 2016, Cichy was a semifinalist for the award, which is given to the nation's top linebacker. Cichy had 60 tackles (7 for loss) last season, while Edwards had 75 tackles (8.5 for loss).
Three Badgers make Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list
Wisconsin LB Jack Cichy, DB D'Cota Dixon and DE Conor Sheehy were named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list on Thursday. The award goes to the nation's top defensive standout. Last season, Cichy and Dixon each recorded 60 total tackles, while Sheehy finished with 27 total tackles and 2.5 sacks.
Wisconsin duo named to Outland Trophy watch list
G Beau Benzschawel and C Michael Deiter were named to the Outland Trophy watch list on Thursday. The award is given to the nation's best interior lineman. Both players started every game for the Badgers last season.
With a new season comes a new running back. This year, it's Pitt transfer Chris James, who will be tasked with leading an offense that always depends on a strong running game.
Wisconsin's defense makes stars out of its linebackers, which could be good news for an again healthy Jack Cichy. Bama and Stanford are loaded with talent. Which team has the country's best linebacking corps this season?
Fumagalli headlines Mackey watch list
Wisconsin senior TE Troy Fumagalli was named to the Mackey Award watch list on Tuesday. The award goes to the nation's top tight end. Last season, Fumagalli caught 47 passes for 580 yards and two touchdowns.
Cichy and Sheehy on Bednarik Award watch list
The Big Ten is well-represented on the Bednarik Award watch list with 15 players, including Wisconsin LB Jack Cichy and DT Conor Sheehy. The honor is given to the nation's top defensive player.