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Madison tops Sport Illustrated's 2019 roundup of the 10 best college towns across the United States.

Joan Nieson of Sports Illustrated said her rankings focused on college town environment, landscape, food and drink offerings, culture and music scenes as important factors.

The magazine called out Madison's oft-cited attributes in other quality of life rankings, such as a great food and bar scene: "... Madison is about as picturesque as it gets, and the Terrace at Memorial Union on campus at the University of Wisconsin might be the most delightful spot in the Midwest ...plus, it’s worthwhile to freeze for a late-season football game here."

And read on for more about the upcoming season.

Get ready for Badgers football season with Jason Galloway's complete position battle preview

Wisconsin State Journal beat writer Jason Galloway broke down the University of Wisconsin’s top five position battles for the upcoming football season.

Check out the complete five-part series below:

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Leading up to the start of fall camp Aug. 1, State Journal beat writer Jason Galloway will break down the University of Wisconsin’s top five position battles for the upcoming season. Today, in Part 2, he takes a look at the Badgers’ starting outside linebacker spot opposite Zack Baun.

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Leading up to the start of fall camp Aug. 1, State Journal beat writer Jason Galloway will break down the University of Wisconsin’s top five position battles for the upcoming season. Today, in Part 3, he takes a look at the Badgers’ No. 2 running back.

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Leading up to the start of fall camp Aug. 1, State Journal beat writer Jason Galloway will break down the University of Wisconsin’s top five position battles for the upcoming season. Today, in Part 4, he takes a look at the Badgers’ cornerbacks.

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Leading up to the start of fall camp Aug. 1, State Journal beat writer Jason Galloway will break down the University of Wisconsin’s top five position battles for the upcoming season. Today, in Part 5, he takes a look at the Badgers’ quarterbacks.

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