Friday Wisconsin News Roundup: Transfers, Practice Battles, Women's Tennis

Breaking down the various happenings across Wisconsin athletics.
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Transfer Updates

Omaha forward Frankie Fidler narrowed down his transfer destinations last week and included Wisconsin. Now it's been reported that Fidler will make his announcement on Monday. It seems like he could still go any direction at this point, so it's anyone's guess if he will end up playing for Greg Gard.

Wisconsin guard Issac Lindsey is now the fifth Badger to enter his name into the portal after making his announcement on Tuesday. He joins AJ Storr, Connor Essegian, Luke Haertle and Ross Candelino as players all expected to depart this offseason.

Spring Practice Battles

Badger football practice is in full swing and many of the position battles are heating up. The two quarterbacks fighting for the starting job, Van Dyke and Locke, continue to trade blows. Van Dyke might still be a slight favorite, but Locke's improvement and knowledge of the playbook has certainly been noticed by coaches. At corner, Nyzier Fourqurean and new transfer RJ Delancy III have both shown flashes and it may be a 1A and 1B situation until one can start to separate themselves. it sounds like coaches are still expecting a little bit more from Wisconsin's pass catchers. The receivers and tight ends have had their moment but will need to work on routinely making the necessary plays.

Women's Tennis Climbing the Ranks

As the women's tennis team winds down their season, they have climbed all the way up to a No. 25 ranking. They'll end their home matches against No.2 Michigan and then Michigan State. The Wolverines are undefeated in conference play so a big battle for the Big Ten looms.