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Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst calls LSU running back Leonard Fournette "extremely talented" and acknowledges "he's going to make plays." Wisconsin's front seven is among the best in the Big Ten but will be put to the ultimate test against the Heisman favorite on Saturday.


The Tailgate; Brandon Williams 8/27/16

Former Badger wide receiver Brandon Williams joins The Tailgate to talk about what parts of Wisconsin's team he is most confident in and most concerned about.


Temple: Houston earned his opportunity

ESPN's Jesse Temple joined On The Rocks to react to Bart Houston winning the Badgers' starting QB job and a look ahead to their season opener against LSU.

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Big Ten season preview: Wisconsin Badgers

A new quarterback, a new defensive coordinator, a revamped secondary and a wicked schedule have created a lot of uncertainty for Wisconsin.

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What's new in the Big Ten for 2016?

The Big Ten will have a nine-game conference schedule in 2016, three new head coaches, a slew of talented freshmen, and the same old favorite.

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Wisconsin names QB Houston for opener vs. LSU

Wisconsin has named fifth-year senior Bart Houston as its starting quarterback for the Badgers' season opener against LSU on Sept. 3 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.

Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst has announced fifth-year senior Bart Houston will be the team's starting quarterback for the season opener against LSU. He beats out redshirt freshman Alex Hornibrook, who will be the backup. "I felt like Bart did everything that he needed to do and earned the right to get the start," Chryst said. Houston has appeared in 15 career games, and this will mark his first career start.

Fournette's a 'special, special' back (0:55)

What happens in Vegas...

Wilde and Tausch joke about the differences in their trips to Vegas. Then Tausch recalls playing a college game there the day after Tupac was shot.

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Who are college football's blue-blood programs?

It's a fun-but-complicated question: Who are college football's blue-blood programs? Our writers ranked all 128 and pinpointed the eight schools the sport wouldn't be the same without.


Injuries take a toll on your body

Former Wisconsin athletic director Pat Richter gives his take on the retirement of Dan Voltz and explains how injuries take a toll on you when you are done playing football.


Paul Chryst, Wisconsin Badgers

Wisconsin head football coach Paul Chryst joins Homer & Gabe at the Badgers Football Mendota GridIron Kickoff Event to preview the upcoming season.


Tarek Saleh, Wisconsin Badgers

Former Badgers linebacker and all-time sack leader Tarek Saleh joins Homer & Gabe at the Badgers Football Mendota GridIron Kickoff Event.


Dan Voltz retires from football

ESPN's Jesse Temple joined The Jump Around to react to the retirement of Dan Voltz & explain what that means for the Badgers moving forward. Also the latest on the QB battle.

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Heisman favorites face Week 1 tests

Four of the early favorites to win the Heisman Trophy will be tested out of the gate against quality opponents on Saturday, Sept. 3.

Can Fournette out-scheme Wisconsin? (1:44)

Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

Wisconsin offensive lineman Dan Voltz has been forced to retire due to injuries, Badgers coach Paul Chryst announced Tuesday. Voltz was coming back from a torn ACL and was expected to start at left guard. He had 27 starts in his career and was considered one of the top linemen in the Big Ten. It's a huge blow to Wisconsin's young line less than two weeks before the opener against LSU. The Badgers' projected line starters now have a combined 34 starts.

Team Stats

Passing Yards229.358th
Rushing Yards148.1Tied-97th
Points For27.183rd
Points Against13.11st