As college football watch lists continue to roll out, Wisconsin Badgers continue to be on them.
Linebacker Chris Borland was one of nine Big Ten players named to the Butkas Award watch list, the prize is annually awarded to the nation’s top linebacker.
Borland was one of four Badgers named to the Rotary Lombardi Award watch list. In order to be eligible for the honor, a player must either be a down linemen who sets up no farther than 10 yards to the left or right of the ball or a linebacker who plays no deeper than five yards off the line of scrimmage.
Travis Frederick, Mike Taylor, and Ricky Wagner also made the list.
Head football coach Bret Bielema was atop the list of 14 head coaches who, combined, received over $1 million in performance-based bonuses from the UW Athletic Department this past year.
Bielema reportedly received $250,000 in bonuses, while head men’s basketball coach, Bo Ryan received $100,000.
Andy Baggot of the Wisconsin State Journal takes an in-depth look at the list here.
Former Badgers Marcus Landry and Jordan Taylor hope to take the next step in their NBA careers as they participate in the 2012 NBA Summer League.
Landry dropped 12 points for the Phoenix Suns in a 99-74 win over the New York Knicks on Sunday.
Taylor scored three points and added two assists for the Atlanta Hawks in 12 minutes of playing time in an 82-76 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Taylor is averaging five points and 14.5 minutes per game through the first two contests of Summer League play.
In total, four former Badgers will be participating in Summer League play. Kammron Taylor and Brian Butch will see their first action on Monday.