QB Wilson’s arrival raises stakes for Badgers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — To fans, Russell Wilson might be Wisconsin’s ticket to another Rose Bowl or more. To his new teammates, the former North Carolina State quarterback is the presumptive starter.

Coach Bret Bielema is trying to keep expectations under control.

Bielema is thrilled to have Wilson, who was free to transfer without sitting out a year after graduating early from N.C. State and playing minor league baseball.

Bielema says Wilson will have to compete for the starting job, but he acknowledged that he’s not bringing Wilson in to sit on the bench.