MADISON, WI (LEARFIELD-WSAU) The Wisconsin football team got a surprise break yesterday, when coach Gary Andersen called off the day’s second practice and took the players swimming on the U-W Madison campus. Some players said the highlight was when Andersen did a belly-flop dive.
The day’s only practice was the final one open to reporters, as the Badgers go into game-planning mode for their season opener against Massachusetts at home a week from tomorrow.
Third-string quarterback Tanner McEvoy caught a seven-yard touchdown pass from a receiver’s spot. He was an all-state receiver for two years in high school before becoming a quarterback his senior year. McEvoy said he still considers himself a full-time signal-caller – but he’ll happily catch the ball if the coaches want.