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    Sunday, December 21, 2008

    Badgers Lose Linebacker For Champs Sports Bowl

    ESPN is reporting that Wisconsin senior linebacker Jonathan Casillas and two other players will not play in the Champs Sports Bowl against Florida State.

    According to Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema,Casillas, sophomore wide receiver Maurice Moore and redshirt freshman quarterback James Stallons will not travel to Orlando, Fla., when the team departs Monday morning. Both Casillas and Moore recently underwent surgeries.

    Casillas was a three-year starter and ranks third on the team in tackles(62)with six tackles for loss and an interception for the 2008 seaon. According to Bielema, Casillas experienced some pain during bowl practices and underwent surgery last week.

    Junior middle linebacker Jaevery McFadden will move over to Casillas' spot on the weak side, and sophomore Culmer St. Jean is expected to start in the middle.

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