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MADISON, Wis. Wisconsin running back Montee Ball has drawn national attention for having an innate ability to dart around or bulldoze through defenders on his way to the end zone. During his college football career, he has done it with a frequency surpassed by only one man.
But what type of player would Ball be if he were a linebacker? Strange as it may sound, it's a position Ball considered playing just two years ago after coaches did not insert him into a game against Ohio State. He went home that night, and in the quiet moments of solitude and self-reflection, decided maybe he should switch to linebacker, a position he grew up playing.
Fortunately for Wisconsin, it never reached that point.
"I have some years of experience with linebacker, but I don't think I'd be pretty good right now," Ball said Monday. "I'm glad to see I stuck with running back."
Following a three-touchdown performance last Saturday against Indiana, Ball now stands just...
BEST OF MAXIM
Montee Ball is in charge of the entertainment for Wisconsin's senior day.
Needing just two touchdowns to become the all-time leader in major college football, the Badgers running back would like nothing more than to get the record Saturday when Wisconsin (7-3, 4-2 Big Ten) hosts unbeaten Ohio State in Ball's final game at Camp Randall Stadium.
Ball has 77 career touchdowns...
MADISON, Wis. University of Wisconsin forward Duje Dukan announced on Sunday that he would take a redshirt season in 2012-13 for the men's basketball program, citing lingering effects of having mononucleosis during the fall.
Dukan, a junior, played 13 minutes during Wisconsin's 96-44 exhibition victory against UW-Oshkosh on Wednesday night. He made 1 of 3 shots from the...
MADISON, Wis. Wisconsin guard Zak Showalter stopped by Bo Ryan's office recently to discuss the prospects of playing time. The freshman offered no demands, and his coach provided no guarantees. Instead, Showalter extended a simple message: If you need me, I'm here.
It was Showalter's way of expressing a willingness to burn a redshirt season, even if his minutes would...
MADISON, Wis. For a fleeting moment that surely felt like much longer, Mike Bruesewitz wondered if he would ever play basketball again. He lay on the court with a horrifying gash across his right leg, bone protruding through a pool of blood, just days before he was supposed to begin his senior season at the University of Wisconsin.
If this was the end, it sure seemed like a cruel...
Junior Ben Brust had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 23 Wisconsin scored the first 19 points in an 87-47 rout of Southeastern Louisiana in a season opener Sunday.
Jared Berggren led the Badgers with 19 points and fellow senior Mike Bruesewitz added 10 in a 13-minute appearance. Bruesewitz cut his lower right leg during practice Oct. 9 and returned Friday.
Redshirt freshman George...
The Wisconsin Badgers have clinched a berth in the Big Ten championship game for the second year in a row. And even though it won't finish with the...
Members of the Southeastern Louisiana men's basketball team will end up missing a week's worth of classes for their season-opening road trip.
In addition to study groups so they can keep up with their classwork, coach Jim Yarbrough hopes his team learns on the court, too.
The Lions were overwhelmed by No. 23 Wisconsin in their opener Sunday afternoon, going scoreless for...
Senior forward Jared Berggren led all scorers with 19 points while junior guard Ben Brust registered his first career double-double as No.23 Wisconsin started the 2012-13 season with a bang, coasting past Southeastern Louisiana, 87-47, at the Kohl Center.