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Now 14″ In Poll

Sunday’s Associated Press football poll ranks the Wisconsin Badgers (8-2, 5-2 Big Ten) 14th after their 37-21 win at Nebraska. Since Minnesota lost to Iowa, the Badgers still have a shot at the West title and the Big Ten Championship game. All-American running back Jonathan Taylor powered through the Cornhuskers for 204 yards and touchdowns…

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Pack on Sunday night

The Green Bay Packers get back to work this week after a bye. They’ll be on the road against the 49ers on Sunday Night Football. Green Bay leads the N-F-C North at 8-2, a half-game ahead of 8-3 Minnesota. San Francisco leads the N-F-C West at 9-1.

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Taylor Expectation

History suggests a big game for Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor when the Badgers take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers Saturday. Taylor’s coming off a game against Iowa where he ran for 250 yards in a 24-22 win. Also, the speedy junior has averaged 235 yards-a-game the first two times he played against the Huskers. Nebraska…

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Bucs Tonight

The Chicago Bulls will try to break the hold Milwaukee seems to have on them when the two N-B-A teams meet in the Fiserv Forum tonight (Thursday). The Bucks have won the last six meetings, but they will be playing without injured small forward Khris Middleton and his 18 points-agame. Chicago’s Otto Porter and Cristiano…

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Badgers Win!

Wisconsin hit seven 3-point shots in the second half in an 3-63 win over McNeese State at the Kohl Center Wednesday night. Brad Davison’s 24 points led the way as the Badgers won for the second time in a row. Sophomore Kobe King missed the action with a leg injury suffered. The Cowboys jumped out…

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Marquette Wins

It didn’t look good at the half when Marquette trailed by 13, but the Golden Eagles dominated the last 20 minutes of a 65-55 win over Purdue. Marquette (2-0) outscored the Boilermakers 40-17 in the second half. Guard Koby MeEwen led Marquette with 23 points and Markus Howard had 18. The Eagles did a lot…

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Bratkowski Died

Former Packers quarterback Zeke Bratkowski has died in Florida at the age of 88. Although he served mostly as a backup to Bart Staff, he’s still enshrined in the Packers Hall of Fame. Bratkowski is remembered for leading Green Bay to a 13-10 overtime win against the Baltimore Colts in a 1965 playoff game. He…

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Out 3 —4 Weeks

With a soft spot in the schedule on the way, the Milwaukee Bucks will take their time getting Khris Middleton ready to return to action. He suffered a thigh injury in the game against Oklahoma City and is expected to be sidelined for three-to-four weeks. No lasting damage to his leg has been done. Middleton…

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Badger Football

The Wisconsin Badgers haven’t done well against spread offenses this season, but they’ve had a chance to learn before traveling to Nebraska. Wisconsin takes on the Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium Saturday at 11:00 A-M. Badger coach Paul Chryst says Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez is a special talent. Chryst says, with Martinez, “no play is ever…

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Iowa Job Is Clear

Defensive players for the Iowa Hawkeyes don’t believe Badgers quarterback Jack Coan can beat them. Stopping Jonathan Taylor will be a key – and that’s not so easy. Hawkeye defensive back Michael Ojemudia says the plan is heat it up for Coan so he makes mistakes. He calls the junior a good quarterback, but not…

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