MADISON — The offense is nearly back to full strength at No. 6 Wisconsin. Tight end Zander Neuville returned last week from injury. Receiver Danny Davis is due back from suspension today when BYU visits Camp Randall Stadium. Two more targets for quarterback Alex Hornibrook — and that’s not even counting perhaps the best call in the Badgers’ playbook: a handoff to FBS rushing leader Jonathan Taylor. “Once everyone gets back in their groove, I think it can really
MADISON — Receiver Danny Davis is been cleared to play on Saturday for No. 6 Wisconsin against BYU after the sophomore completed his two-game suspension. “The suspension has been served and he’ll be ready to go,” coach Paul Chryst said Monday. “I’ve been proud of the way he took it and learned, and I’ve been proud of his response to this point.” Davis, who caught 26 passes for 418 yards and five touchdowns last year, was one of two Badgers
MADISON — As lopsided matchups on paper go, No. 4 Wisconsin’s season opener against Western Kentucky tonight could provide at least one interesting storyline. It has nothing to do with whether Badgers running back Jonathan Taylor can start his Heisman Trophy campaign with a 200-yard game, which is possible against an opponent picked to finish fifth in Conference USA’s East Division. It is how Wisconsin’s new-look secondary will fare against an offense with a history of
MADISON — And then there were two. Wisconsin’s Big Four of experienced receivers is down to A.J. Taylor and Kendric Pryor following the suspensions of Quintez Cephus and Danny Davis. That leaves opportunities for sophomore walk-ons Adam Krumholz and Jack Dunn to shine in expanded roles for the fourth-ranked Badgers in the season opener on Friday night against Western Kentucky. “It’s hard for A.J. and (Pryor) to just play the whole game,” coach Paul Chryst said.
MADISON — Wisconsin wide receiver Danny Davis was suspended for the first two games of the season on Wednesday, two days after his roommate was charged with felony sexual assault following an incident last April involving two women at his apartment. Quintez Cephus, also a receiver for the fourth-ranked Badgers, is charged with third-degree sexual assault and second-degree sex assault of an intoxicated victim. In a tweet, Cephus has said he is wrongfully accused. He was indefinitely
MADISON — Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus was charged with felony sexual assault on Monday, accused of misconduct involving two women at his apartment last April. Cephus, a 20-year-old junior from Macon, Ga., was suspended by the team shortly after he was charged with third-degree sexual assault and second-degree sex assault of an intoxicated victim. The charges were filed by the Dane County district attorney and Madison police said Cephus is accused of assaulting the two women on
MADISON — The Wisconsin Badgers are well-equipped to shatter perceptions about their offense this year. Focusing on just slowing down Heisman Trophy candidate Jonathan Taylor on the ground might be a risky proposition for the rest of the Big Ten. The Badgers are loaded at receiver, capable of putting four proven playmakers out wide at the same time. And that’s not even counting a more concerted effort to get Taylor more involved in the passing game in his sophomore season.
MADISON — Strong at its core, Wisconsin’s defense is undergoing a makeover on the edges. Coach Paul Chryst needs new starters at both defensive end positions, both outside linebacker positions, and both cornerback spots. It might be asking a lot for most other teams to play top 10-caliber defense with that kind of turnover. At Wisconsin, a stingy D is the norm. The roster changes. There have been three defensive coordinators over the last five years. Yet during that period,