First & Goal: Oct. 9 Links from around the Web on the Badger football team
Oct. 9, 2009
MADISON, Wis. -
One more day until Wisconsin faces No. 8 Ohio State. To get you excited for the game we have all the links you need to know for following the game, plus stories on Montee Ball, Jay Valai and the UW defense.
The 411 One more day until game day in Columbus! The Badgers practice at 1:15 today and then depart Madison at 2 p.m.
You can also follow the game on the radio at 1310 WIBA to hear Matt Lepay and Mike Lucas on the call. If you’re not in Madison, you can listen to the game via the Wisconsin Radio Network.
If you’re not traveling to the game, be sure to tune into the broadcast on ABC or WIBA and log onto UWBadgers.com to follow along with a live in-game blog. We will also provide frequent Twitter updates throughout the game. UWBadgers.com is also your one-stop shop for complete post-game coverage from Wisconsin’s second road game of the season.
Ready to run Things haven’t gone exactly as planned for Montee Ball. The highly-touted freshman running back from Wentzville, Mo., came to Wisconsin in the fall expecting to contribute right away. He had an impressive resume at Timberland High School, which plays the same style of football as Wisconsin, rushing for 8,222 yards in four years but a series of unfortunate events kept Ball from playing the first few games. Read all about the freshman RB with this story from UWBadgers.com.
The Big Ten Network also offers a preview of Wisconsin’s matchup against Ohio State. You can check it out with the video below.
Tweet of the Day BradPendergrass (Director of Football Operations): Seeing our manager/trainer bus pull out for Columbus, OH brings back a lot of memories of back in the day traveling to games as an undergrad Posted Oct. 8 at 6:07 p.m.
What you won’t find on Facebook Kyle Jefferson said if he could bring any of his teammates on a deserted island with him, he would pick freshman wide receiver Kraig Appleton because he’s so funny.
Note of the Day Wisconsin has compiled a 52-17 record over the last six seasons. That is the second-best record among Big Ten teams over that span, trailing only Ohio State.
For the Badgers’ complete game notes for this Saturday’s game at Ohio State, please click here.
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