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MADISON, Wis. A point guard change had been brewing at Wisconsin for a few games as the minutes between starter and backup significantly shifted.
So when Badgers coach Bo Ryan read off the list of starting defensive assignments before Wisconsin's Nov. 28 game against Virginia, maybe it wasn't all that surprising that Traevon Jackson surpassed George Marshall in the rotation.
"We were doing things well while we had certain rotations on the floor," Jackson said. "So I had an idea, but I didn't know for sure."
Not surprising. But noteworthy nonetheless.
Last season, Wisconsin used the same starting five in all 36 games, led by the team's senior point guard Jordan Taylor. He played a team-best 36.0 minutes per game and averaged 14.8 points, 4.1 assists and 3.8 rebounds. There was never a question Taylor would lead the team in times of crisis.
With his graduation and a season-ending ACL tear to Josh Gasser, the expected starter, that left Jackson...
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Wisconsin guard Ben Brust scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Wisconsin over Nebraska-Omaha 86-40 on Tuesday night.
Brust was one of five Badgers (6-3) in double figures. Ryan Evans had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds, while Jared Berggren scored 13, Frank Kaminsky had 11 and Sam Dekker chipped in with 10.
Justin Simmons led Nebraska-Omaha (2-8) with...
The Badgers (6-3) came out strong Tuesday night and defeated Nebraska Omaha (2-8) 86-40 at the Kohl Center on Friday. It was a great offensive showing for Wisconsin, who shot 48.6% from the field and really had the ball moving fluently throughout the game.
The Badgers were fueled by a pair of double doubles from Ben Brust and Ryan Evans. Brust had 15 points and 10 rebounds, also...
INDIANAPOLIS –Wisconsin got it done on the ground as they crucified No. 13 Nebraska 70-31 in the Big Ten championship game.
James White and Montee Ball combined for seven rushing touchdowns on Saturday as the Badgers qualified for their third straight Rose Bowl.
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INDIANAPOLIS Sometimes, you show up to a stadium or turn on the television with absolutely no idea how a game will play out. Pundits say it should be close, but who really knows until they take the field?
That's the beauty of sports.
Wisconsin entered Saturday's Big Ten championship against Nebraska as a slight underdog and unloaded on the Cornhuskers with an offensive...
Wisconsin junior guard Ben Brust and senior forward Ryan Evans each post a double-double and Wisconsin forced 19 turnovers, as the Badgers roll over Nebraska-Omaha, 86-40, Tuesday night to close out the go 2-1 on the three game home stand.
If it wasn’t weird enough to see a five loss Wisconsin Badgers team go to the Rose Bowl, Bret Bielema has shocked the college football community in taking the Arkansas Razorbacks’ vacant head coaching job.
Was it all about the money?
Probably so, but let’s not discount Bielema’s urge to win a National Championship and we all know the SEC is ten times better equipped to do...
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I don't know about you, but for myself the past two Rose Bowl seasons have been amazing journeys full of ups and downs, what could've beens and all that comes with it. But, this one, this 3rd one in a row, well it just smells and tastes that much sweeter. No doubt the Badgers had to overcome certain things in 2010 and 2011 to get to the championship...