Found October 16, 2013 on
Via Kim Ehlert
Back in August, we wrote an article about Wisconsin’s freshman kicker Andrew Endicott and the cute thank you note he received from 6-year-old Badgers fan Ryan Ehlert after he spent the day shagging balls and meeting some of the players at Camp Randall. Earlier this week, Ryan’s mother, Kim, wrote to us to provide a follow-up to the story, along with some background on just how these two linked up. It turns out that the relationship, sparked by a “chance encounter”, has turned into a pretty special bond.
Kim thought it was important that, given the media’s obsession with covering athletes who constantly make the wrong decisions, someone tell the story about one who seems to do just the opposite. We couldn’t agree more.
Via Kim Ehlert:
This summer we were in Madison for a weekend in August. Ryan, his dad, and his grandpa went to Camp Randall on Saturday afternoon. They went to the Bucky’s Locker Room store at Camp Randall, to stock up on Badger gear while we were in to...
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No. 25 Wisconsin is on the road and going against an Illinois team that has a good quarterback.
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Despite his misery...
Well, this is something you don’t see every day. Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen has confirmed that starting linebacker Chris Borland will kick all field goals longer than 45 yards in Saturday’s game against Illinois. Really.
#Badgers Gary Andersen says LB Chris Borland will handle FGs of 45+ against Illinois. Jack Russell will handle inside of that.
— Zach Heilprin (@ZachHeilprin...
Our weekly look at how Wisconsin ran and passed, this time vs. Northwestern as well as for the season.
In a bit of a flip, the Badgers ran better to the left against the Wildcats instead of to the right, as usual (although Melvin Gordon's 71-yard run certainly helped the averages).
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Linebacker Chris Borland has missed a second day of practice for No. 22 Wisconsin as he recovers from a strained right hamstring.
Coach Gary Andersen said earlier this week that he expected his star senior to be ready for Saturday's game at Iowa.
Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda said Wednesday that Borland was held out as a precaution, and that the team wants to make sure...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated.) By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer When No. 25 Wisconsin needs a stop, linebacker Chris Borland is usually there to make the play or rally his teammates.
He's the Badgers' old-school leader on defense. A tough, hard-nosed player who's never far from the ball.
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Wisconsin got a hell of a slate in the first lineup of games in the nine game conference slates of 2016 and 2017, and that won't change much the next two years either.
Join us for some nighttime football in our live blog of the Wisconsin-Illinois game.
Kickoff on Saturday is set for 7 p.m. CT, but we'll start up around 6:30 p.m.
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