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Gear up for the 2023 season of Badgers football

We’re checking out what to expect during the upcoming Badgers football season, and taking a look back at this summer’s Badger sports highlights.

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As July turns to August, Badgers football season is right around the corner. The team is heading to UW-Platteville for the first week of training camp, while we’re taking a look at what to expect this season and what the summer looked like for other Wisconsin teams.

Summer recap

Rowing | Four Wisconsin rowers are participating in the World Rowing Championship — Maddie Wanamaker, Lauren O’Connor, Grace Joyce, and Jimmy Catalano.

Golf | The men took the No. 12 spot at the NCAA Regional Tournament.

Track | The men’s and women’s teams ranked, respectively, 15th and 56th at the NCAA Championships.

Swim | Phoebe Bacon, Beata Nelson, and Paige Mckenna placed top eight in their events at the Phillips National Championships. This week, 22 Badgers are competing at the TYR Pro Series Championships.

Pro tip: To learn more, navigate to the “Sports” tab on the Badgers’ site.

Football season

There will be seven home games this season, and single-game tickets are on sale now.

Saturday, Sept. 2: Buffalo
Saturday, Sept. 16: Georgia Southern
Saturday, Oct. 7: Rutgers
Saturday, Oct. 14: Iowa*
Saturday, Oct. 28: Ohio State*
Saturday, Nov. 11: Northwestern
Saturday, Nov. 18: Nebraska*

*These games will be aired on NBC.

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Who’s ready for Saturday night lights? | Photo by 608today


Maema Njongmeta | This inside linebacker is expected to lead the team in tackles this season, following his team-high of 95 last year.

Offense | This year’s Wisconsin offense is predicted to be unrecognizable. Offensive coordinator Phil Longo plans to up the ante when it comes to passing and tempo.

Clay Cundiff | Despite the tight end’s injury-induced two-season hiatus, Cundiff is expected to tally the most receiving touchdowns and receptions.

Luke Fickell | Wisconsin football fans are optimistic about the college team’s new head coach going into the 2023 season. In a fan poll by The Athletic, 95% of participants rated Fickell’s coaching so far as good or excellent — citing his willingness to shake things up and initiate a positive reset for the program.

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