Posted October 14, 2013 on
Coach Tim Beckman talks about Illinois upcoming matchup with the Wisconsin Badgers.

In bigger role under brigter lights, Badgers' Sam Dekker expected to shine

MADISON, Wis. -- Bo Ryan rattled off a list of areas for Sam Dekker to improve -- quicker feet, better defense, better finisher at the rim, more consistent shooter -- when he stopped himself Friday afternoon. Every player on his team, he said, had room for growth. Then Ryan, Wisconsin's 13th-year basketball coach, did something he rarely does during the team's annual preseason...

How the Badgers ran & passed: Week 7

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). Also, pretty amazing that Jared Abbrederis still led the team in pass targets despite only playing...

Sunday Hangover: Ludwig, Aranda impress as much as anyone in Badgers win over Northwestern

As the saying goes—players make plays. However, coaches are the ones responsible for putting players in position to make those plays and on Saturday what Andy Ludwig and Dave Aranda did was as impressive as anything the players did on the field.  Things didn't go as scripted in the first few series' of action for the Badgers offense and it was clear Northwestern had...

Badgers hope to reverse primetime luck on the road

MADISON, Wis. -- It's a good thing the Big Ten still doesn't schedule conference night football games in November. Given Wisconsin's luck, the Badgers probably would've found themselves playing such a contest on the road. The schedule makers this season have not been kind to the Badgers in that regard. When Wisconsin plays at Illinois at 7 p.m. CT Saturday, it will...

Learning curve getting easier for No. 25 Wisconsin

The learning curve is getting easier at Wisconsin. The 25th-ranked Badgers (4-2, 2-1 Big Ten) are hitting their collective stride after dominating Northwestern 35-6 over the weekend. Coach Gary Andersen switched to a 3-4 scheme and installed new packages in his first year in Madison. It's been a learning process, but Wisconsin is rolling now. The Badgers never let up and finished...

Wisconsin WR Abbrederis uncertain for Illinois

Wisconsin receiver Jared Abbrederis will be evaluated over the next two days for a head injury before it is determined if he can play against Illinois on Saturday. Abbrederis was knocked out of the Northwestern game in the first half. Badgers coach Gary Andersen says the team will know more about the star receiver's status ''in the next 48 hours.'' Abbrederis...

iPTV: OC Cubit Talks Wisconsin

Offensive coordinator Bill Cubit talks about Illinois' upcoming matchup with the Wisconsin Badgers.

iPTV: DC Banks Talks Wisconsin

Defensive coordinator Tim Banks talks about Illinois' upcoming matchup with the Wisconsin Badgers.
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