The wins just keep coming for the Badgers, and they must keep coming. Wisconsin is undefeated heading into November, ranked No. 4 in both the AP and Coaches Polls but only No. 9 in the initial playoff rankings thanks to a crummy strength of schedule. Ahead of Bucky are six teams with a loss.
On Saturday the Badgers visit Bloomington, Indiana to face off against Indiana University. The Hoosiers are primarily known for their basketball prowess; the most impressive win so far for their football team during its 3-5 season was against Virginia in early September.
Knock on wood, this shouldn’t be too much of an obstacle for Bucky, but let’s humor them and give the Indiana University a look anyway.
Trust me, I went to Kelley
How do you know if someone went to Kelley? Don’t worry, they’ll tell you. Indiana’s claim to fame has always been the Kelley School of Business. Established in 1920 as the School of Commerce and Finance and serving only 70 students, the school has grown into a world-renowned institution with 6,873 undergraduate students and 371 full-time MBA students. It was renamed in 1997 after alum E.W. Kelley, the former chairman of Steak ’n Shake. Kelley also helped develop the Klondike bar, though at press time we are unaware as to what he would have done for one.
Ku Klux classroom
Outrage swept campus this fall over a IU classroom mural depicting a KKK rally. The mural was supposedly intended to honor anti-Klan journalists, but the KKK being in it at all proved to be more distracting than the intention. Taking the pulse of campus into account, IU did the sensible thing and removed the mural. JK, they simply stopped having class inside the room.
Sing a happy tune
During the Great Depression, university president Herman Wells wasn’t going to let the sinking economy get IU down. His solution? Build a world class music school. To this day Jacobs School of Music is the second-largest accredited music school in the country, and its alumni includes Grammy-winning violinist Joshua Bell. Cool, Indiana; let us know when one of your former students produces Nevermind.