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Badgers to send three to Big 10 kickoff luncheon

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin will be represented by defensive tackle Patrick Butrym, safety Aaron Henry and wide receiver Nick Toon at the 2011 Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon next Friday in Chicago.

The 40th annual event will mark Nebraska's first official appearance as a Big Ten Conference member. The Cornhuskers play their first conference game against the Badgers on Saturday, Oct. 1 in a night game at Camp Randall Stadium.

Butrym, Henry and Toon are all seniors who will be expected to lead their units this coming season for the Badgers. The trio combined to start 33 games and all three played in Wisconsin's Rose Bowl loss to TCU on Jan. 1.

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