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MADISON, Wis. Wisconsin senior running back Montee Ball has been named to the Associated Press First-Team All-America squad, adding to an already impressive haul of awards.
Last week, Ball earned the Doak Walker Award given to the nation's best running back. He also was named the Big Ten Running Back of the Year.
Ball has amassed 1,730 yards and scored 21 touchdowns for Wisconsin, which will play Stanford in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. Although he hasn't produced the same type of statistics as last season, when he became a Hesiman Trophy finalist, he played particularly well during the Big Ten season to leap back into the discussion as the top running back in the country.
Through four games, Ball had rushed for 360 yards and three touchdowns. But over the Badgers' final nine games, he gained 1,370 yards rushing (152.2 per game) and scored 18 touchdowns. During the Big Ten championship game on Dec. 1, he tallied 202 yards with three touchdowns, as Wisconsin clobbered Nebras...
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When Bret Bielema decided to leave Wisconsin, he gave them no chance to make a counter offer and try to convince him to stay. Instead of warning Alvarez that he was talking with Arkansas about the opening, Bielema instead told Alvarez that he had accepted the job. I’ll put it to you this way, Bielema told Alvarez he accepted the job and was introduced later that same day. This...
MADISON, Wis. The Arkansas football fan base revved like a high-powered car engine last week, so Bret Bielema was going to satiate its desires by stuffing the program full of compliments at his introductory news conference. Surely, no one would argue he needed to provide the Razorbacks with fresh ammunition following a miserable 4-8 season in which the team underperformed.
The Associated Press has released it's 2012 AP All-America Teams for football and it features 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel and four members of the Alabama Crimson Tide on the first team.
Quarterback: Johnny Manziel, redshirt freshman, 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, Texas A&M
Running back: Montee Ball, senior, 5-11, 215, Wisconsin
At Wisconsin there are a select few men, a rare group that experienced two seasons under both Barry Alvarez and Bret Bielema. That group has a unique perspective on what transpired last week and we got a chance to sit down with one of those select few, former Badgers and Packers punter Ken DeBauche. (We'll have the full interview for you tomorrow night on Badgers Power Hour at...
First, let me get something off my chest. There are TOO MANY bowl games. There are 124 major college football teams. Obviously, some are way more major than others. There are 35 bowl games. That means 70 of 124 teams get to go to a bowl game after the regular season… that’s way over half. That’s like saying everyone with a C average and above gets to graduate with honors...
MADISON, Wis. For the past decade, Wisconsin's basketball program playing in the NCAA Tournament has been as much a certainty as death and taxes although the Badgers were significantly more fun.
If you were a Wisconsin fan, you could count on your team winning eight or nine of its first 10 nonconference games on its way to another top-four finish in the Big Ten and a 20-win...
Ryan Evans was in a massive funk entering the game against Green Bay and it was starting to affect the team, but on Wednesday night both the team and Evans broke out of that funk in a big way. His team high 13 points helped Wisconsin win by 11 points, 65-44. More importantly it was Evans getting out of the funk from the free throw line that helped spark this team as a whole.
This was a beautiful goal by Wisconsin Badgers's Brianna Decker, unfortunately it was scored against UND. Decker is one of the top women's players in the WCHA and I have to give credit where credit is due.
Senior Ryan Evans scored a team-best 13 points while big men Jared Berggren and Sam Dekker added 10 a piece to help Wisconsin rebound from Saturday's Marquette loss with a 65-54 victory over Green Bay Wednesday at the Kohl Center.
In terms of sheer shock value, it’s hard to argue that anyone did a better job in the process of hiring a new coach than Arkansas. Combine a brilliant athletic director, a mid-level SEC job and a wish upon a star, and who knew that a three-time Big Ten Championship winning coach would show up at your door?
Well apparently Jeff Long knew.
Of course after the surprise of...
Slinking through another ugly first half, senior forward Ryan Evans sparked the Badgers in the oddest of ways: free throws. Scoring a team-high 13 points, Evans' first half helped Wisconsin find its rhythm in a 65-54 victory over Green Bay Wednesday.