It's time to get the Wisconsin Badgers football season underway. The Badgers landed Russell Wilson, a highly coveted quarterback from N.C. State with one year of eligibility remaining. The hype is really something else.
We start with the first practice of the season.
On-field manager Jake Risse drags out equipment for Wisconsin football team's first practice of the season at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis., Friday afternoon, Aug. 5, 2011.
Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson, gets settled into practice with quarterbacks coach Paul Chryst, right, at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis., Friday afternoon, Aug. 5, 2011.
Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson, throws a pass during practice.
From left, Wisconsin redshirt freshman wide receiver Connor Cummins (31), redshirt freshman tight end Sherard Cadogan (86), and redshirt sophomore wide receiver Jeff Duckworth (15) go through warm up drills at the start of practice.
Wisconsin running backs Montee Ball (28), left, and James White (20) check their gloves during warmup drills.
Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema watches over warmups during practice.