MADISON, WI - Danny O'Brien will start at quarterback when No. 12 Wisconsin opens its season.
Badgers coach Bret Bielema announced the decision on his Twitter account Sunday evening. O'Brien, a transfer from Maryland, came into camp as the favorite to win the job, and beat out redshirt senior Curt Phillips and redshirt freshman Joel Stave.
Bielema posted, ``Both Curt and Joel had great camps as well, we are very fortunate that we have 3 QB's that can play winning football for us.''
Wisconsin opens the season Sept. 1 against Northern Iowa.
O'Brien, a starter for most of the past two seasons at Maryland, is eligible to play right away because he already has graduated _ the same rule Russell Wilson took advantage of at Wisconsin last season.
'Wellness Court' Offers Alternate Sentence for Alcohol & Drug Offenders
LAC DU FLAMBEAU - In Vilas County the courts have a new option for treating drug and alcohol offenders, instead of putting them behind bars.
Today the new Wellness Court was named in Lac du Flambeau. Circuit court judge Neal Neilsen and Tribal Court Judge Gary Smith will work together to help those involved with drugs and alcohol get the treatment they need.
"A traditional court would, more than likely sentence the person to jail or prison, and we've seen studies where that just doesn't work anymore. We need to get creative," said Lac du Flambeau Tribal Chief Judge, Gary Smith.
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