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Wisconsin redshirt junior LB Vince Biegel will miss 2-4 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a "cracked foot."

A screw was inserted in Biegel's foot, according to beat writer Jesse Temple. Wisconsin faces Michigan and Ohio State over the next two weeks. Biegel might be the most valuable member of Wisconsin's defense, lining up in a variety of spots and impacting plays. At 6-foot-4, 241-pounds he could play on the edge or inside in the NFL, depending on his landing spot.
Sep 30 - 10:03 AM

Wisconsin junior K Rafael Gaglianone will miss the remainder of the 2016 season after undergoing back surgery.

Gaglianone was initially sidelined near the end of a Week 3 win over Georgia State. He subsequently sat out last weekend's big win over Michigan State. With the 5-foot-11, 219-pounder officially ruled out for the remainder of the season, place-kicking duties will fall to Andrew Endicott. Endicott lacks experience, but for better or worse, this will be his show moving forward.
Sep 29 - 3:51 PM

Wisconsin RB coach John Settle said that senior RB Corey Clement (ankle) looked markedly improved during practice this week.

"By going through that game [against Michigan State on Saturday] and not getting dinged and coming out healthy I think he has taken a step forward," Settle said. "We’re hoping this week he is able to take another step and we get to see the old Corey Clement." The 5-foot-11, 227-pounder initially injured his ankle against Akron several weekends ago. He did not play against Georgia State in Week 3, but did suit up to face off with Sparty on Saturday. In that one, he rushed for 54 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries. Modest numbers, but Settle believes that "in his mind he was trying to get out of the game healthy.... I think he started guessing instead of trusting the scheme and hitting it." Wisconsin plays Michigan on Saturday.
Sep 29 - 1:55 PM

Wisconsin redshirt sophomore RB Taiwan Deal (ankle) is expected to be available for Saturday's game against Michigan.

Deal initially injured his ankle against Georgia State two weekends ago. He did not play in Saturday's convincing win over Michigan State. The 6-foot-1, 220-pounder has rushed for 94 yards on 20 carries this season. Even with a healthy return, there is no fantasy intrigue here.
Sep 29 - 1:49 PM

Wisconsin redshirt freshman QB Alex Hornibrook completed 16 of 26 attempts for 195 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the school's 30-6 win over Michigan State.

Hornibrook outdueled Tyler O'Connor in the former's first start of his collegiate career mainly by limiting his turnovers compared to the Spartan passer. Hornibrook and the Badgers dominated the No. 8 team in the country. Next up? Michigan (No. 4) and Ohio State (No. 2).
Sep 24 - 3:23 PM

Wisconsin senior RB Corey Clement was limited to 54 yards on 23 carries in the school's 30-6 win over Michigan State, but did find the endzone twice.

Clement dealt with an ankle injury earlier in the year, however, Wisconsin seemed confident in his health while giving him the rock 23 times. Dare Ogunbowle actually outrushed Clement on just nine carries, so that is a note worth monitoring. 22 of Clement's 54 yards were earned on a single carry.
Sep 24 - 3:13 PM

Wisconsin senior RB Corey Clement is expected to start versus Michigan State, according to Brett McMurphy.

Clement is dealing with an ankle injury and was considered questionable for the contest. He practiced in pads this week, so the assumption was Clement would play. Clement was sidelined last weekend against Georgia State, which was a much more competitive contest than expected. Hopefully the left ankle is good to go, as Clement is clearly the Badgers top rusher when healthy.
Sep 24 - 9:48 AM

Wisconsin senior RB Corey Clement (ankle) remains questionable for Saturday's game against Michigan State.

While Clement is listed as questionable, there are signs that he could potentially suit up for a date with Sparty. This week, he has been practicing in pads. HC Paul Chryst said that "[h]e was able to do a little bit more, so I do feel better." That isn't exactly a full go-ahead for the 5-foot-11, 217-pounder, but it does at least somewhat open the door for him to play on Saturday. Clement sat out last weekend's narrow win over Georgia State due to a left ankle injury suffered against Akron in Week 2.
Sep 23 - 1:45 PM

Wisconsin junior K Rafael Gaglianone will miss Saturday's showdown with Michigan State due to a back injury.

Gaglianone was noticeably limping late in Saturday's win over Georgia State. A timetable for his return is still up in the air. Any needed boots against Sparty will now have to come off the leg of Andrew Endicott, which could prove problematic -- the senior has yet to even attempt a boot at the college level.
Sep 23 - 1:06 PM

Per Pro Football Focus, Wisconsin senior T Ryan Ramczyk hasn't allowed a pressure on 100 pass blocking attempts.

And according to Pro Football Focus' Steve Palazzolo, Ramczyk is one of the nation's fastest draft risers at the moment. "In the run game, he’s also graded well, moving defenders at the point of attack and making blocks on the move, though there has been the occasional whiff," Palazzolo wrote. "File Ramczyk under the 'want to see more' category, but it’s been a great start to 2016." The 6-foot-6, 308-pound Ramczyk (pronounced RAM-check) has long been praised by teammates. "He's a freak, man," Badgers running back Dare Ogunbowale said in the spring. "He's a very athletic guy. Even last year, [Joe] Schobert would talk about how Ramczyk was just a beast down on scout team."
Sep 22 - 8:50 PM

Wisconsin benched redshirt senior Bart Houston.

Bucky displaces the quarterback who helped upset LSU -- and not unjustifiably. They will roll forward with redshirt freshman Alex Hornibrook. "It really wasn't as much what Bart [Houston] did or didn't do," Badgers HC Paul Chryst said. "I just thought Alex has earned the opportunity to get the start." Allow us to translate: "Houston's 2/2 TD/INT rate and 175.7 ypg average weren't cutting it. Perhaps Mr. Hornibrook will provide more."
Source: ESPN
Sep 22 - 6:43 PM

Wisconsin redshirt freshman Alex Hornibrook will start against Michigan State on Saturday.

This was initially reported by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel following last weekend's squeaker-of-a-win over Georgia State, but Badgers HC Paul Chryst did not confirm until Thursday. "It really wasn't as much what Bart [Houston] did or didn't do. I just thought Alex has earned the opportunity to get the start," Chryst said. Houston managed only 91 yards passing last Saturday. The 6-foot-4, 211-pound Hornibrook has seen playing time in two games this season, completing 13-of-17 passes for 183 yards and a 2/1 TD/INT ratio. As was the case with Houston, Hornibrook offers little in terms of fantasy upside.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 22 - 1:54 PM

Wisconsin redshirt freshman QB Alex Hornibrook indicated that he will likely start against Michigan State on Saturday.

Hornibrook had himself a bit of a media moment this week. While the Badgers have to yet to announce their starting quarterback for the contest, the 6-foot-4, 211-pound redshirt freshman was asked by reporters if he would be starting and responded, "That's what I've heard, yup." After consulting with Wisconsin's media relations staff, he then amended that statement slightly, saying, "Coach is getting us both ready to go." The other half of this equation is Bart Houston, who started the first three games of the season. He struggled against Georgia State this past weekend, completing just 10-of-19 passes for 91 yards. Following that game, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported that Hornibrook would replace Houston as starter against Michigan State. That hasn't been officially confirmed, but Hornibrook more or less confirmed it with his little speaking snafu.
Source: madison.com
Sep 22 - 12:46 PM

Wisconsin doesn't list junior TE Troy Fumagalli (leg) on the injury report.

Good news here for Badgers fans, as Fumagalli was forced out prematurely of last weekend's win over Georgia State with a leg injury. Wisconsin begins the Big Ten Conference slate at Michigan State this weekend.
Sep 21 - 1:09 PM

Wisconsin redshirt sophomore RB Taiwan Deal (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's showdown with Michigan State.

Deal was injured in the first half of Saturday's win over Georgia State. It was enough to keep him out for the remainder of the contest. While his loss in-and-of itself does not devastate the Badgers, their corps of running backs is looking decidedly thin right now. Most notably, starting back Corey Clement is fighting through an ankle injury of his own and is likewise questionable for the Michigan State contest. And just to muddy the waters, redshirt freshman RB Bradrick Shaw is also questionable due to a shoulder injury. Dare Ogunbowale is healthy and ready to rock, at least.
Sep 19 - 3:59 PM


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