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No. 12 Wisconsin opens the season at home Saturday against Northern Iowa.
All eyes are on Badgers running back Montee Ball, who was attacked and beaten up near campus a month ago, leaving him with a concussion that caused him to miss part of camp. Three men were arrested in connection with the incident this week.
Ball scored 39 touchdowns to tie Barry Sanders' NCAA record last season.
Northern Iowa is ranked No. 7 in a preseason FCS coaches' poll. The Panthers beat Iowa State in 2007 and nearly beat the Cyclones again last year, losing 20-19 after blowing a late lead. Northern Iowa lost 17-16 at Iowa in 2009 after having a pair of late field goal attempts blocked.
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Police have arrested three suspects in the assault on Wisconsin running back Montee Ball. Ball sustained a concussion when he was attacked by several men near campus August 1st. All three are listed as Wisconsin students- Wendell J. Venerable, Deonte J. Wilson and Robert A. Wilks.
They were all arrested on charges of "party to the crime of substantial...
Three University of Wisconsin students have been charged in attack on Badgers' running back Montee Ball.
Wendell Venerable, Robert Wilks and Deonte Wilson appeared in Dane County Circuit Court on Monday where a judge continued their signature bonds. A criminal complaint says Ball was kicked and punched Aug. 1 as he walked in Madison. The complaint says a friend interrupted the...
MADISON, Wis. Only Bret Bielema can know whether his words reflected well-crafted spin or genuine delight.But Bielema, Wisconsin's seventh-year football coach, sure sounded like a politician attempting to sell something on Saturday evening. Yes, 12th-ranked Wisconsin won its season opener against Football Championship Subdivision opponent Northern Iowa. It also narrowly escaped...
Every Thursday throughout the football season we'll be giving you the "5 Things We're Watching For" against our opponents, they can very from matchups to individual players, you name it, it's fair game. So, now that you know the score - it's time to give you the things we're watching for against Northern Iowa.
1) Danny O'Brien:
MADISON, Wis. There have been prettier displays of Wisconsin football in recent years, but the result was familiar on Saturday.No. 12 Wisconsin escaped with a 26-21 victory against Northern Iowa of the Football Championship Subdivision. The Badgers have now won 33 consecutive regular-season non-conference games. Here are five things we learned:1. Danny O'Brien is a quality replacement...
MADISON, Wis. No. 12 Wisconsin narrowly escaped with a 26-21 victory against Northern Iowa at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday. Although it wasn't particularly pretty, there were some positive signs to emerge for the Badgers.
Of course, there are plenty of things that need work too.
Handing out grades for Wisconsin's season-opening performance:
Passing offense: B
-Taylor Martinez, Nebraska, threw for a career-high 354 yards and matched his high with five TD passes to lead the No. 17 Cornhuskers to a 49-20 victory over Southern Mississippi.
-Mike Gillislee, Florida, had a career-high 148 yards rushing and two TDs to help the No. 23 Gators edge Bowling Green 27-14.
-Montee Ball, Wisconsin, rushed for 120 yards and a TD in the No. 12...
Arrests in Ball assault.
Police in Wisconsin arrest three individuals suspected of being involved with an attack on Wisconsin running back Montee Ball. (ESPN)
Saban on Robinson.
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban compares Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson to former Auburn QB Cam Newton. (The Detroit Free Press)
No Hope in Indiana?
Purdue head football coach...
We’re launching a new feature on TakingBS: roundtables. Our sports analysts will give their takes on any sport at any time during the season. This first roundtable focuses on the rapidly approaching college football season, and features the one and only Zach Schotz (Syracuse), OSU Senior Evan Speyer, UMiami Junior Shane Abergel, and Michigan Junior Matt Fitzburgh. Here are our...
It may not have been pretty, but Saturday's 26-21 win over Northern Iowa saw the Badgers and several of their players make new entries into the record books.
The victory marked the 15th consecutive time Wisconsin has won its season opener. It is the third longest streak in all of the FBS behind Nebraska (27) and Florida (23).
The Badgers have now won 17 consecutive...
The Big10 is starting the season with 2 huge games and boasts possibly 2 of the top 10 players in the nation. With 5 teams ranked preseason, the league has plenty of hype and what seems to be 3 really dangerous teams in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Michigan St. Let’s take a look at 5 things that could shape the 2012-13 season for the Leaders and Legends.
1. Big10 needs a stronger out...
The 2012 college football season kicks off tonight, and isportsweb is previewing this year’s Heisman Trophy favorites.
Each week, we’ll update the list with new stats and information as some players make their way into the Heisman conversation and others drop out of the race.
2012 Preseason Heisman Trophy Favorites
Matt Barkley – QB, USC
According to Vegas odds, Barkley...
With his team trailing 19-0 late in the third quarter and facing fourth-and-4 in Wisconsin territory, Northern Iowa coach Mark Farley called a timeout.
At that point, kicking a field goal would at least put some points on the board and salvage some pride.
The only way to start an unlikely comeback, though, was going for it.
''We called the timeout and I was just looking...