2013: 9-4, 6-2. Bowl game: Lost to South Carolina 34-24 in the Capital One Bowl.
Starters returning: Offense 6, defense 3.
Top returnees: RB Melvin Gordon (1,609 rushing yards), CB Sojourn Shelton (4 interceptions).
Spring news: Joel Stave’s injured right shoulder has opened the door for dual-threat QB Tanner McEvoy to take over as the starter.
Schedule notes: The Badgers open with LSU (Aug. 30) in Houston and are host to defending MAC champion Bowling Green (Sept. 20). Their crossover games — Maryland and at Rutgers — seem to be a gift from reconfigured Big Ten.
Football fever temperature: 75. Gordon is back, but it’s unclear how this team will replace wide receiver Jared Abbrederis and several key defensive players, including Chris Borland and Beau Allen.
Big Ten East
Coach: Kevin Wilson (fourth year).
2013: 5-7, 3-5.
Starters returning: Offense 8, defense 10
Top returnees: RB Tevin Coleman (958 rushing yards), WR Shane Wynn (11 TD receptions).
Spring news: Needing a defensive makeover, the Hoosiers switched to the 3-4 under new defensive coordinator Brian Knorr.
Schedule notes: The Hoosiers face Bowling Green and Missouri in nonconference play and play Iowa and Purdue from the Big Ten West.
Football fever temperature: 50. Indiana lost some top-flight receivers, including Cody Latimer, but this still will be a lethal offense with quarterbacks Tre Roberson and Nate Sudfeld and a healthy Coleman. The Hoosiers went 1-11 in Wilson’s first year but increased their win total to four in 2012 and five in 2013.
Coach: Randy Edsall (fourth year).
2013: 7-6, 3-5 ACC. Bowl game: Lost to Marshall 31-20 in the Military Bowl.
|Philadelphia||1||Bottom 5th Inning|
|Milwaukee||3||Top 6th Inning|
|Arizona||0||Bottom 5th Inning|
|Washington||1||Bottom 4th Inning|
|Oakland - J. Hammel||1:10 PM|
|Houston - D. Keuchel|
|Pittsburgh - C. Morton||2:45 PM|
|San Francisco - T. Lincecum|
|LA Angels - G. Richards||6:05 PM|
|Baltimore - K. Gausman|
|Seattle - F. Hernandez||6:05 PM|
|Cleveland - C. Kluber|
|Chicago WSox - H. Noesi||6:08 PM|
|Detroit - M. Scherzer|
|Toronto - M. Buehrle||6:10 PM|
|Boston - B. Workman|
|Colorado - B. Anderson||7:05 PM|
|Chicago Cubs - T. Wood|
|NY Yankees - H. Kuroda||7:05 PM|
|Texas - C. Lewis|
|Minnesota - P. Hughes||7:10 PM|
|Kansas City - D. Duffy|
|Atlanta - A. Wood||9:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - Z. Greinke|
|St. Louis - J. Kelly||9:10 PM|
|San Diego - J. Hahn|
|NY Giants||8/3/14 7:00 PM|
|Toronto FC||6:00 PM|
|Vancouver FC||7:30 PM|
|Red Bull New York||8:00 PM|
|Real Salt Lake|
|Winnipeg||7/31/14 6:00 PM|
|Toronto||8/1/14 6:00 PM|
|Brt Columbia||8/1/14 9:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/2/14 6:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/7/14 7:30 PM|