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Abbrederis should be OK for UW vs. Illini


An injury to Wisconsin’s top threat in its passing game isn’t expected to bleed into this coming  weekend.

Jared Abbrederis suffered a head injury early in the second quarter of the Badgers’ pasting of Northwestern and did not return.  Fortunately for UW, head coach Gary Andersen said in his postgame talk with the media that the injury — the word “concussion was not used — should not have any impact on  availability for Saturday’s game against Illinois.

The loss of the senior, though, did have a bright spot as a season-high eight Badgers were on the receiving end of catches in the 35-6 win.  The fact that others stepped up in Abbrederis’ absence was encouraging to Andersen.

“That’s been the challenge,” Andersen said. “We’ve talked about it all year long; having a couple wide receivers step up and help Jared out. Well today there was no Jared, so they had to help our offense out. We’re getting better in that area.”

Still, having Abbrederis available as the Badgers continue to look to rebound from a pair of September losses is critical.

Obviously the team’s leader in all major receiving categories, Abbrederis, despite missing most of this last game, is 15th nationally in yards per game (107.7) and 21st in receiving touchdowns with five.  His 5.8 receptions per game is No. 40 in the country.

Colorado loses starting LB Kenneth Olugbode for 4-6 weeks

during the Rocky Mountain Showdown at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 19, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.
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Colorado had already lost one starting inside linebacker to injury.  Now, the Buffs have lost another.

Kenneth Olugbode sustained an unspecified leg injury in the Week 5 loss to Oregon. As a result, Olugbode will miss 4-6 weeks.

At minimum, Olugbode will miss games against Arizona State, Arizona, Oregon State and UCLA, possibly returning for the Nov. 7 game against Stanford. Missing six weeks would see him miss the Stanford and USC games, returning, Nov. 21 vs. Washington State.

It’s going to be a big loss,” defensive tackle Justin Solis said according to the Denver Post. “It starts up front with us, the D-line. Not having K.O. out there is a huge loss, but it’s definitely something we accept as a challenge as a D-line. We’re going to step it up while he’s out.”

Olugbode had started all five games this season after starting all 12 games as a sophomore last season. Ryan Severson is expected to take his place in the starting lineup.

Dismissed Wolverine Logan Tuley-Tillman charged with three felonies

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Back on September 10, it was announced that Jim Harbaugh had dismissed Logan Tuley-Tillman for “conduct unacceptable for a Michigan student-athlete.”  Now we know what that unacceptable conduct was.  Allegedly.

Wednesday morning, mlive.com is reporting, Tuley-Tillman was charged with three felonies stemming from a Sept. 4 incident in which he’s accused of filming a sex act with a woman without her knowledge. Tuley-Tillman was officially charged with two counts of capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person and one count of using a computer to commit a crime.

From the report:

Capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person is punishable by up to two years in prison, a fine of no more than $2,000, or both. Using a computer to commit a crime, in this case, would be punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a fine of no more than $5,000, or both.

The incident occurred in the 300 block of Catherine Street Sept. 4. Tuley-Tillman is accused of filming a portion of a sexual encounter with a woman without her knowledge and then transmitting it to his personal device without her permission, according to Ann Arbor police.

Tuley-Tillman was a four-star member of Brady Hoke‘s second-to-last UM recruiting class, rated as the No. 24 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 7 player at any position in the state of Illinois.  He played in one game as a redshirt freshman last season, the season opener against Appalachian State.

This season, he had been listed as the No. 2 left tackle and played in the 2015 opener.