The Sconnie Scoop: Quarterbacks remain talk of town

The Aug. 31 opener against UMass is drawing nearer, but the topic of starting quarterback, which has been one of the hottest throughout the offseason, remains at the forefront. 

According to Jeff Potrykus, Joel Stave ended Wednesday's practice with the No.1 offense, but to no one's surprise, the Wisconsin coaching staff refuses to show its hand when it comes to who will be the starting signal caller. 

But, as Michael Hunt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel points out, no matter what the result of the QB conundrum, it's hard for first-year head coach Gary Andersen to go wrong. 

If you missed Badgers Power Hour Tuesday night, don't fret, you can see the full replay here, as our editor-in-chief Andy Coppens asks discusses if the most talked about position battle of fall is already over. 

In other football news, it appears as though the experiment with Jeff Lewis as a safety is over. Tom Mulhern of the Wisconsin State Journal reports that Lewis was back taking reps with the offense on Tuesday. 

Junior-college transfer Tanner McEvoy has been the source of much discussion since he announced that he would be bringing his talents to Madison, The athletic, dual threat quarterback seemed a natural fit for Andersen's offensive philosophy. While that is certainly still true, it seems as though McEvoy has fallen behind in the race for the top-QB spot in 2013. However, that doesn't necessarily mean he won't be seeing the field this year. Jesse Temple of Fox Sports Wisconsin has the story

The Badgers men's basketball team begins its five-game swing through Canada tonight when they take on Carleton University (Ottawa). The Ravens are 2-0 in exhibition games against NCAA competition this summer, with a 77-51 win over TCU in their most recent game back on Aug. 12. 

With a taste of hoops season upcoming, check out this piece by's Andy Glockner discussing how Bo Ryan's unique brand of basketball isn't as boring as it may appear.