Posted August 16, 2012 on
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With a pair of division heavyweights facing postseason bans, a lot of things would have to go wrong for Wisconsin to miss out on another trip to the Big Ten title game. And even after recent off-the-field drama involving star running back Montee Ball, Bret Bielema's team has its eyes on bigger goals.
The NCAA has ruled Leaders division powerhouses Ohio State and Penn State ineligible for the postseason, a ban that includes conference title games. That leaves the Badgers to deal with Purdue, Illinois and Indiana for division supremacy.
Still, they must replace quarterback Russell Wilson - a job that could fall to another transfer, Danny O'Brien from Maryland.
And they need Ball to bounce back after he sustained a concussion in an off-campus assault.
The season opener is Sept. 1 at home against Northern Iowa.
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With perennial Big Ten powers Ohio State and Penn State suffering through controversy and Michigan taking a step back for a couple of years, the Wisconsin Badgers have cemented their status among the league’s elite. Bret Bielema has transitioned from the Barry Alvarez Era without missing a beat. Another transfer quarterback steps under center in Madison, but it will be their...
The University of Wisconsin wrapped up its 13th football practice of fall camp on Thursday afternoon. This week, four practices have been open to the media. As Wisconsin prepares for its season opener against Northern Iowa on Sept. 1, several questions remained unanswered the most notable concerning the Badgers' starting quarterback position.Five revelations from the Badgers...
MADISON, Wis. Bret Bielema stood at the front of Wisconsin's meeting room Tuesday night to make an announcement about scholarship additions to the team. Bielema, the Badgers' football coach, was rewarding a walk-on for his hard work in the program.Walk-on linebacker Ethan Armstrong, a fourth-year junior and projected starter this season, had waited years to hear his name...
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After a spring game performance that left a lot to be desired from the wide receiver group (and that's being nice) many thought this would easily be the weakest and most worrisome position group on the offensive side of the ball for Wisconsin. Fast forward to day number nine of Badgers camp and the question is shifting from can anyone...
In the last practice opened to the media this fall camp, Wisconsin junior quarterback Danny O'Brien makes his first mistake, Montee Ball updates his status and the Badgers' defense continues to make things tough for the Wisconsin offense.
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If you want to watch a fan of Big Ten football get red-faced in a hurry, just mention a short phrase: bowl games.
It’s no secret that the conference has struggled mightily in recent years, in games both big and small.
The Big Ten posted an underwhelming 4-6 record in postseason games last season, including a 1-1 record in BCS bowls.
The conference is just 1-8 in Rose Bowls...