Despite two tradition-rich college football programs, the upcoming Notre Dame and Wisconsin series three years from now will be a little light on the tradition part. The two schools confirmed on Monday that they would play each other in a so-called “neutral site home-and-home” series, meeting at Lambeau Field in 2020 and Soldier Field in 2021. As you should expect in a pair of games involving two schools outfitted by apparel company Under Armour though, the Badgers and Irish will each have new uniforms for the matchup and that will specifically fall under the banner of the ‘Shamrock Series’ group of threads per Notre Dame’s athletic director. Those games have led to some of the more… um, interesting
Some would argue that Antonio Callaway, save for his immense talent as a wide receiver, would’ve already run out of chances were it not for what he brings to the team on gamedays, but that’s not the issue at hand. What is at hand is Callaway’s latest brush with off-field issues, with Florida announcing over the weekend that the receiver is one of seven Gator football players who will be suspended for the opener against Michigan. While Callaway was ultimately found not responsible in a Title IX hearing for the latter, there have been many on the outside who’ve questioned why he remains a part of Jim McElwain‘s team given the off-field distractions.
Willie Taggart, the new boss in Eugene, is caught between competing realities as he begins the process of recharging the Ducks: Recruiting shortfalls in recent years have stripped the program of the high-end talent it used to possess on every level, including the unit most difficult to stock, defensive line. (From DeForest Buckner, Brandon Blair and Dion Jordan to Arik Armstead, Tony Washington and Taylor Hart, the Ducks were good for at least one impact player up front every season.) At the same time, expectations are rising for a miss-it-if-you-blink turnaround under Taggart. The Ducks received one vote to win the Pac-12 North in the preseason media poll, and they were comfortably in the “others