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Varsity - August 23, 2012

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INSIDE FOOTBALL BY BRIAN MASON @BadgerFootball SCHEDULE Regular Season Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Northern Iowa 2:30 p.m. at Oregon State Sept. 15 Utah State Sept. 22 UTEP Sept. 29 at Nebraska Oct. 6 Illinois Oct. 13 at Purdue Oct. 20 Minnesota Oct. 27 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Ohio State Nov. 24 3 p.m. 7 p.m. TBA 7 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 11 a.m. TBA Michigan State 2:30 p.m. at Indiana at Penn State TBA TBA TBA Juniors provide seniority » The election of Frederick on of- fense and Borland on defense give the Badgers their first team cap- tains to come from the junior class since LB Jonathon Casillas was named a captain for the 2007 sea- son — the only other junior to earn the honor during Bielema's tenure. Leadership in place as B ret Bielema announced his likely starters for UW's season-opener against Northern Iowa when he re- leased his initial depth chart for the season on Monday. However, the Badgers' head coach left who would lead that group onto the field at Camp Randall Stadium up to his team. Bielema an- 42 » VARSITY AUGUST 23, 2012 Badgers elect captains Four seniors, pair of juniors fill captain roles nounced the results of the voting for team captains on Tuesday. As voted by their team- mates, RB Montee Ball, LT Rick Wagner and C Travis Frederick represent the of- fense, while LB Mike Tay- lor and Chris Borland and DB Shelton Johnson were named defensive captains. Going to great depths » Of the 52 players named to the Badgers' initial depth chart this week, only nine are seniors. With those nine, the Badgers enter the season tied for the second-fewest scholarship seniors of any team in the country. Feels like the first time » Between offense and defense, sev- en players are in line to get their first career start on Sept. 1, ac- cording to UW's depth chart: RG Kyle Costigan, FB Sherard Cado- gan and Derek Watt, WR Jordan Fredrick and Kenzel Doe, TE Brian Wozniak and DT Beau Allen.

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