Found December 05, 2012 on
Midwest Sports Fans:
I don’t know what’s more shocking: Wisconsin’s utter domination of Nebraska in the Big Ten Championship on Saturday, or the news that Bret Bielema will leave the Badgers after 7 seasons to become the head coach at Arkansas.
Last week I remember seeing Bielema’s name mentioned on the Internet in a discussion about the Arkansas coaching vacancy, but I dismissed it as nothing more than a silly rumor. I figured the chances of him going to Arkansas or anywhere else for that matter were about as likely as Arkansas actually getting Les Miles to leave LSU to coach the Razorbacks.
But the world of sports is a funny place, and Bielema is headed for Fayetteville.
Bielema’s Underappreciated Madison Tenure
Bielema wasn’t always the most popular man in Madison, never being embraced quite like Bo Ryan or Bielema’s predecessor Barry Alvarez. However, I think that some of the comments I’ve seen on the articles reporting his departure are ludicrous.
In addition to the trolling Ohio State fans, who c...
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Wisconsin Badgers Football fans were left in a state of shock yesterday, after their current Head Coach up and left for Arkansas. The team is poised to play Stanford in the Rose Bowl on January 1st, which will mark their third straight Rose Bowl appearance. Unfortunately for Badgers fans, they have lost two straight.This is where the petition at Change.org comes in. Logan Gants...
It's widely believed the Badgers play slow under Bo Ryan, deliberately running their swing offense. And that's been true for many years, but as Marquette prepares to face the Badgers on Saturday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, Williams is preparing for a different type of Ryan-led team.
"Who do you think plays faster, us or them?" Williams asked.
If many in the...
Wisconsin guard Ben Brust scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Wisconsin over Nebraska-Omaha 86-40 on Tuesday night.
Brust was one of five Badgers (6-3) in double figures. Ryan Evans had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds, while Jared Berggren scored 13, Frank Kaminsky had 11 and Sam Dekker chipped in with 10.
Justin Simmons led Nebraska-Omaha (2-8) with...
If it wasn’t weird enough to see a five loss Wisconsin Badgers team go to the Rose Bowl, Bret Bielema has shocked the college football community in taking the Arkansas Razorbacks’ vacant head coaching job.
Was it all about the money?
Probably so, but let’s not discount Bielema’s urge to win a National Championship and we all know the SEC is ten times better equipped to do...
The Badgers (6-3) came out strong Tuesday night and defeated Nebraska Omaha (2-8) 86-40 at the Kohl Center on Friday. It was a great offensive showing for Wisconsin, who shot 48.6% from the field and really had the ball moving fluently throughout the game.
The Badgers were fueled by a pair of double doubles from Ben Brust and Ryan Evans. Brust had 15 points and 10 rebounds, also...
While Bret Bielema may soon find out that the grass is not always greener, the Wisconsin Badgers will get a familiar face to coach them for their Rose Bowl game against the Stanford Cardinal. Following Bielema’s departure, as their former head coach has agreed to take the same position with the Arkansas Razorbacks, the Badgers turned to another former head coach and current Athletic...
Wisconsin junior guard Ben Brust and senior forward Ryan Evans each post a double-double and Wisconsin forced 19 turnovers, as the Badgers roll over Nebraska-Omaha, 86-40, Tuesday night to close out the go 2-1 on the three game home stand.