Wisconsin Teams

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Badgers nominated for three awards

Wisconsin was nominated for biggest surprise team by Mark Schlabach, and coach Paul Chryst was recognized as a coach of the year candidate. The Badgers' 30-23 OT loss to Ohio State also made our ballot. Vote now!

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Rodgers promises to shout 'Stugotz,' 'Lobos' in his cadence (0:39)
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Packers surging back up the rankings

In a span of just four weeks -- two ugly losses and two impressive wins -- Green Bay dropped 13 spots and then regained all of its lost ground. The Packers are back on the edge of the top 10. Power Rankings

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Kennard Backman, waived injured by the Packers in late August, is scheduled to work out for the team today in Green Bay. The tight end underwent arthroscopic knee surgery shortly after he reached an injury settlement with the team. He was a sixth-round pick by the Packers in 2015 and spent all of last year on the active roster.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

I do hate the Travis Shaw pickup for what it means for Hernan Perez's role. The Brewers have enough young outfielders on the way that Perez looks destined for a utility role, which is bad for his fantasy value; he gets much of it from volume of PAs.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Big advantage of the Brewers' acquisition of Travis Shaw: Jonathan Villar is likely to now see the majority (if not all) of his PAs at second base, giving him rare 2B/3B/SS fantasy eligibility quickly in 2017. Villar is the only player in history to steal 50 or more bases in a season in which he made at least 10 appearances at each of those three infield positions.

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Spurs rally to edge Bucks (1:22)
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Simmons rocks the rim off of inbounds pass (0:25)
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Greek Freak stuffs Leonard (0:24)
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Greek Freak glides to basket for easy dunk (0:18)