Wisconsin Badgers defeat Michigan State Spartans, 38-30

Madison - There is no question John Clay did enough in the University of Wisconsin's 38-30 victory over Michigan State on Saturday to regain his starting job, but you wonder if coach Bret Bielema will want to mess with a good thing.

One week after his short and ill-fated stint as the Badgers' starting tailback, Clay came back with a vengeance, rushing for 142 yards and a touchdown in a collegiate-high 32 carries.

"If it's because he doesn't have to start, then he can...

Madison — This is how you notify the rest of the Big Ten Conference that your football team is vastly improved over 2008 and that you'll be a tough out for any team on your schedule in 2009.

Your no-longer-a-secret quarterback throws four touchdown passes and no interceptions. You run the ball effectively against a defense that had been stout against the run, which leads to an edge of nearly 15 minutes in time of possession. Your defense forces four turnovers, three of ...

Madison — After the University of Wisconsin's 38-30 victory over Michigan State on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium, it became apparent that another bug is spreading among the Badgers.

Call it turnover fever.

"I think we're going out there competing and I think a lot of guys, especially on our defense, have a big-play mentality," senior free safety Chris Maragos said after intercepting two passes against the Spartans. "That's why you're seeing a lot of those guys lik...