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.
|Atlanta - LP: J. Johnson||0||FINAL|
|Philadelphia - WP: K. Giles||1|
|NY Mets - LP: J. deGrom||1||FINAL|
|NY Yankees - WP: M. Pineda||6|
|Boston - WP: A. Ogando||7||FINAL|
|Baltimore - LP: B. Matusz||5|
|Cleveland - WP: D. Salazar||13||FINAL|
|Detroit - LP: S. Greene||1|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Motte||7||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - LP: B. Badenhop||3|
|Washington - LP: T. Roark||2||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: B. Morris||3|
|Toronto - LP: R. Dickey||3||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - WP: J. Dominguez||12|
|St. Louis - WP: C. Martinez||3||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - LP: M. Garza||0|
|San Francisco - LP: C. Heston||4||FINAL|
|Colorado - WP: E. Butler||6|
|Pittsburgh - WP: G. Cole||4||FINAL|
|Arizona - LP: J. Collmenter||1|
|Houston - WP: L. Gregerson||5||FINAL|
|Oakland - LP: E. O`Flaherty||4|
|Texas - LP: K. Kela||2||FINAL|
|LA Angels - WP: G. Richards||3|
|Los Angeles - WP: Z. Greinke||3||FINAL|
|San Diego - LP: A. Cashner||0|
|Minnesota - LP: P. Hughes||0||FINAL|
|Seattle - WP: F. Hernandez||2|
|New York City||0||FINAL|