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Here's a look at 51-75 of the 2014 NFL Draft Top 100. That includes Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon.

Wisconsin's Gordon says he's fine after knee scare

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon walked the sideline with his typical gait, as if he were taking a breather following another long touchdown. The Big Ten's leading rusher looked this week like he was over an apparent left knee injury that came from a hit last week against Ohio State, and that he'd be ready to...

Badgers add to 2014 class with Four-Star JUCO Defensive Tackle

This one has been long rumored, but after getting burned by the Donnell Vercher deal last season the Badgers learned the JUCO lesson and took their time this time around, but on Thursday it became official as Kenosha, WI native Joe Keels officially committed to the Badgers.  Not only is Keels a Wisconsin native, but he's also Melvin Gordon's cousin and played for Kenosha...

Badgers players get heads shaved to support cancer research

MADISON, Wis. -- In an unofficial poll of Wisconsin football players, Badgers linebacker Ethan Armstrong would likely finish second in the voting for best movie-star looks (behind quarterback Joel Stave and his flowing blonde mane, of course). One of the defining characteristics of Armstrong's appearance has been his long hair, which he'd spent more than a year growing out...

Tanner McEvoy's layover at safety going surprisingly well for Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. -- First thing's first: Tanner McEvoy would like to let it be known that he's still a quarterback. He just isn't a quarterback right now. "Every position has different ups and downs," he said. "But I love playing quarterback. I'm still going to try it when this is all good." "This" is a broken bone in his left wrist,...

Position change benefiting both Warren Herring, Badgers

MADISON, Wis. -- They have not developed a clever moniker. No "Smash and Dash" or "Thunder and Lightning." Nose guards don't garner much publicity anyway, so Wisconsin's Beau Allen and Warren Herring are fine keeping it that way. "We'll talk about it," Herring said. "I don't know. I don't have a nickname yet." What they...

Wisconsin Football: Senior linebacker Chris Borland’s track to triumph

All Chris Borland wanted out of high school was a chance. Coming out of Archbishop Alter high school in Kettering, Ohio, was an undersized linebacker at 5-11 and 217 lbs. Of the 119 Division I-A teams in the NCAA, only one team offered him a scholarship, the Wisconsin Badgers. Barry Alvarez and Bret Bielema (now head coach at Arkansas) gave Chris Borland that chance. At Archbishop...

How the Badgers ran & passed: Week 5

Our weekly look at how Wisconsin ran and passed, this time vs. Ohio State as well as for the season. Trends are certainly developing five game in. For one, Wisconsin has been more effective running to the right (a Twitter follower suggested this is because RT Rob Havenstein is good at blocking to his left and LG Ryan Groy excels at pulling). Also, Jared Abbrederis is getting 44.6...

Badgers to take part in "Shave to Save" event this week

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin football team will take part in ‘Shave to Save’ on Thursday, Oct. 3 at noon in the UW locker room. A number of UW football players, including WR Jared Abbrederis, LG Ryan Groy and TE Jacob Pedersen, will have their heads shaved to raise awareness and funding for childhood cancer research at the American Family Children’s Hospital. Patients...

Badgers have a long to-do list for bye week

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By BENJAMIN WORGULL Associated Press Heading into the first of two bye weeks during October, Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen has a long to-do list to try to get his football team on track. After the developmental work and having his staff spend the weekend recruiting, getting his team healthy is next in line. ''We'll get them healthy,''...

Keels' Patience Pays Off

With the opportunity to possibly play in the Big Ten with his cousin, Melvin Gordon, Highland (KS) Community College defensive end Joe Keels turned down some top schools in order to commit to Wisconsin.

Checking in on the Wisconsin Badgers past opponents and a bowl projection

With the Wisconsin Badgers on a bye week it seems appropriate to reflect back on the first portion of the season. As the old adage goes, “you don’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been.” Here’s a look at each of the Badgers first five opponents and a projection of what bowl game they could end up in. 1.) UMass (0-4) Result vs. Wisconsin Badgers:...

Draft analysts differ on potential of Abbrederis, Borland, Gordon

The more Melvin Gordon, Jared Abbrederis and Chris Borland sparkle on the football field on Saturdays, the more each Wisconsin player's NFL Draft stock appears to rise. Three months remain in the season, and still four months loom after that for combines and interviews to determine draft placements. By no means do judgments in early October stick until the May draft. These decisions...
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