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.
|Los Angeles - LP: P. Maholm||7||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - WP: V. Worley||12|
|San Francisco - WP: G. Kontos||9||FINAL|
|Philadelphia - LP: J. Manship||6|
|Texas - LP: N. Tepesch||1||FINAL|
|NY Yankees - WP: J. Francis||2|
|Boston - LP: J. Peavy||3||FINAL|
|Toronto - WP: J. Happ||7|
|Miami - WP: J. Turner||6||FINAL|
|Atlanta - LP: M. Minor||5|
|San Diego - LP: E. Stults||0||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: K. Hendricks||6|
|Cincinnati - LP: S. LeCure||3||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - WP: F. Rodriguez||4|
|Cleveland - WP: D. Salazar||8||FINAL|
|Minnesota - LP: Y. Pino||2|
|Kansas City - WP: B. Chen||7||FINAL|
|Chicago WSox - LP: S. Carroll||1|
|Tampa Bay - WP: J. Odorizzi||7||FINAL|
|St. Louis - LP: A. Wainwright||2|
|Washington - WP: C. Stammen||7||FINAL|
|Colorado - LP: B. Brown||4|
|Detroit - LP: P. Coke||4||FINAL|
|Arizona - WP: E. De La Rosa||5|
|Houston - WP: D. Downs||3||FINAL|
|Oakland - LP: F. Abad||2|
|Baltimore - WP: M. Gonzalez||4||FINAL|
|LA Angels - LP: M. Morin||2|
|NY Mets - WP: J. deGrom||3||FINAL|
|Seattle - LP: E. Ramirez||1|
|Calgary||7/24/14 8:00 PM|
|Winnipeg||7/25/14 9:00 PM|
|Ottawa||7/26/14 6:00 PM|
|Toronto||7/26/14 9:00 PM|
|Winnipeg||7/31/14 6:00 PM|