Found January 22, 2014 on Pro Sports Daily:
Nigel Hayes and Bronson Koenig don't want to be viewed as passive freshmen satisfied with making contributions both minimal and periodical. With almost 20 games at Wisconsin, Hayes and Koenig believe they must play more efficiently and more consistently, beginning when No. 9 UW (16-2, 3-2 Big Ten) faces host Minnesota (14-5, 3-3) at 8 p.m. Wednesday. "We know that we need to do a little bit more," Hayes said when asked about UW's reserves, "especially myself with all the minutes I get out there. "Not being selfish at all. I'm a willing passer and it's all about the team, but I need to make sure that I'm scoring the ball to help my team out... "I need to be in there getting points....I've got to make sure I'm a little more aggressive in there." Hayes has played in all 18 games and has the most minutes among UW's top three reserves with 277. Koenig, who has played in every game but the opener, is next in line at 263. J...

Wisconsin's Gard an invaluable assistant

MADISON, Wis. -- The man whom many regard as the adhesive that holds Wisconsin's basketball program together is talking about pig manure. And if that sounds far removed from the world of big-time college athletics, well, it is. Except Greg Gard has a story to tell. And when it's finished, his rise to becoming one of the top assistant coaches in college basketball starts to...

Wisconsin Basketball: Gophers hand Badgers their third straight loss

The Golden Gophers never trailed a single second Wednesday night as they defeated the #8 ranked Badgers 81-68. The relentless roars of the capacity filled Williams Arena provided enough lift for the Gophers as they battled out a hard fought game. The story of the first half was Minnesota’s Maurice Walker. With scoring leader Andre Hollins injuring his ankle in the opening seconds...

Different kind of tempo expected in this year's Gophers-Badgers matchup

MINNEAPOLIS -- In years past, the Wisconsin Badgers would beat opponents by boring them to death. Badgers coach Bo Ryan runs a system that thrives on patience. Wisconsin's players on previous teams would often hold the ball until the 35-second shot clock neared zero. It wasn't uncommon for the Badgers' final scores to be in the 50s, or even the 40s. Such was the case...

No. 9 Wisconsin looks to shore up defense on road

(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer A two-game slide has exposed some concerns for No. 9 Wisconsin. The Badgers (16-2, 3-2 Big Ten) have allowed opponents to shoot more than 50 percent in losses to Indiana and Michigan. That's a startling number for a team that overall is allowing opponents to shoot 41 percent on the season and is second in...

Totes McGotes: Gophers girls taking selfies during b-ball game not cray cray adorbs (GIF)

Above is a GIF that highlights how a gaggle of Gophers gals took time during the team’s basketball game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Williams Arena on Wednesday night to take a selfie. As The Big Lead notes, on a bedazzled phone no less. Sure, the Minnesota Golden Gophers handled the visiting Badgers with relative […]The post Totes McGotes: Gophers girls taking selfies during...

Game Recap: Embarrassment at the Barn

Sophomore Sam Dekker scored a team-high 20 points, but No.9 Wisconsin's porous defense rarely made things challenging for Minnesota, which shot 59 percent from the field, put three players in the double figures and scored the most points it had on Wisconsin in 20 years, resulting in a 81-68 Gophers victory at Williams Arena.

Game Preview: Gophers vs. Stupid Badgers

I hope you aren't too disappointed that you didn't get a 10 Things I Liked and Didn't Like about the Iowa Game post.  The problem was that I watched it while being jumped on nearly non stop by two young children which, in case you don't know, is non conducive to making observations about some of the minutia going on at the game, which I try to do.  Additionally...

After Hollins falls, Golden Gophers go big and small to beat the Badgers.

It only took ten seconds for Golden Gopher fans to have flashbacks to so many seasons lost to injuries, suspensions and unexpected departures. After knocking down the first shot of the game, on the first play of the game, Andre Hollins rolled his ankle, and would not return. Over the remaing 39:50, it was easy to forget that anything was missing, as Minnesota hammered the Wisconsin...

Vonte Jackson moves from running back to safety

University of Wisconsin sophomore Vonte Jackson, who is attempting a comeback after suffering three torn anterior cruciate knee ligaments in less than two years, is changing positions. In an attempt to get more speed and athleticism in the football team's secondary, Jackson is moving from running back to safety, a UW source said on Tuesday. Jackson, from Kenosha Bradford, is...

Gophers 81, Badgers 68

Great win.  Fun win.  Quickly on to the ten things I liked and didn't like:1.  What kind of 5-9 guy takes the ball right at a 7-footer and scores (twice!)?  What more can we say about DeAndre Mathieu at this point?  Guy is incredible.  Try to imagine a guy 15 inches taller than you with enough athletic ability to be a major college major sport athlete, then try to imagine...

The Opposition Opinion: A Q&A with Madtown Badgers

Before every Big Ten game, we try to track down someone who knows a bit more than we can figure out from perusing statistics and box score. Andy from Madtown Badgers graciously agreed to answer a few questions prior to Richard Pitino's first real rivalry game.

Senior Bowl: Jared Abbrederis

MOBILE, ALABAMA -- The latest from Wisconsin receiver Jared Abbrederis from the Senior Bowl, including what he hopes to prove, his time as a Badger, and more...
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