By the time they left, Bret Bielema and Gary Andersen seemed like they couldn’t wait to get out of Madison.
In the least surprising news of college football's preseason, Ohio State was the unanimous No. 1 in the AP top-25 poll when it was released Sunday.
Wisconsin is playing Syracuse in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge this season, and that basketball matchup will be followed five years later by a couple of football ones between the two schools.
The Gophers might not be commanding much national attention, not popping up in any preseason rankings or even being talked about much as a contender in the Big Ten West.
Two years ago, just one Big Ten player was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft with the No. 31 pick. Thursday night, three went in the top 15 picks.