Wilson a 1-Year Wonder at Wisconsin

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Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson has led the No. 4 Badgers to a 6-0 record coming into this weekend's showdown with No. 15 Michigan State. He has the country's best quarterback rating. He's a serious Heisman Trophy contender (Wisconsin's athletic department calls his campaign "RussellManiaXVI" after his jersey number). Last weekend, he even caught a touchdown pass.

As any seasoned college-football fan knows, the ability to enjoy this sport often requires the parallel ability to endure the occasional glimpse at its unsavory sideā€”the predatory recruiting, the salaries of the coaches, the occasional NCAA rules violation. There are always inconvenient details to brush aside, judgments to suspend and ethical gymnastics to perform.

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