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Virgil van Dijk injury: Liverpool star to undergo surgery after tearing ligaments on Pickford challenge – CBSSports.com

The Reds were dealt a massive blow to their Premier League and Champions League hopes on Saturday

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Liverpool star defender Virgil van Dijk will undergo surgery to fix damaged knee ligaments, the club announced Sunday. The Dutch international reportedly tore his ACL after a nasty, controversial challenge by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford on Saturday. The star was ruled offside as he attempted to get a touch on a dangerous ball in the box when Pickford came out and crashed into his legs. 
Van Dijk was able to walk off the pitch but his ACL is torn, according to beIN Sports.
Van Dijk will …

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Graham Mertz rewrites Wisconsin football record book in debut as starter – ESPN

Graham Mertz, a redshirt freshman named the starter after Jack Coan was injured in practice, broke the Wisconsin program record for completion percentage in a 45-7…

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Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Graham Mertz broke the program record for completion percentage in a game on Friday, completing 20 of 21 passes for 248 yards and five touchdowns in the Badgers’ 45-7 win over visiting Illinois in Madison.
“It was definitely fun,” Mertz said afterward. “I owe it to Coach

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Wisconsin vs. Illinois score: Graham Mertz has breakout performance as No. 14 Badgers roll in Big Ten opener – CBSSports.com

The redshirt freshman Mertz threw five touchdown passes as Wisconsin exacted revenge for last season’s upset

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A year after squandering a 13-point second-half lead to Illinois in a stunning loss last season, No. 14 Wisconsin secured revenge in convincing fashion with a 45-7 victory over the Fighting Illini on Friday night in the first Big Ten football game of the season. Led by a nearly perfect effort from redshirt freshman quarterback Graham Mertz, the Badgers dominated the game in all facets.
Mertz tied a school record by completing 17 straight passes as he became the first Wisconsin freshman to start…

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Big Ten Football 2020 Bowl Projections, College Football Playoff picks – Buckeyes Wire

The Big Ten has a rich, rich history in historical bowl games, and the expectations are set for that to continue in 2020, or so we think. Here at Buckeyes Wire,…

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The Big Ten has a rich, rich history in historical bowl games, and the expectations are set for that to continue in 2020, or so we think. Here at Buckeyes Wire, we’re keeping with tradition and giving you a peek at where we think all the teams in the conference will end up when all the dust settles on the season.
We reassess after each week of games and project based on what we’ve seen. Our first edition takes a look at where things project in this pandemic shortened 2020 season, but it’s sure to…

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