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If Wisconsin and head coach Bret Bielema had a cabinet full of healthy quarterbacks, the Badgers wouldn't been players again on the 'free agency' market. But with injuries to Jon Budmayr, Bart Houston and Curt Phillips and with the good fit O'Brien was with his players, it was a smart move for Bielema and UW to make.

Marylands OBrien will transfer to Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. For the second straight season, the University of Wisconsin football team will solve its quarterback problems with a graduate transfer student. Given that worked out pretty well with Russell Wilson last season, Badgers football coach Bret Bielema was pleased to announce Wednesday that Danny O'Brien, who started 17 games at Maryland in the past two years, has committed...

Wilson created high expectations for O'Brien

MADISON, Wis. In the business world, few people are hailed as saviors of a company before ever setting foot in the office for their first day on the job.No matter how talented an individual, most folks understand it usually takes time and patience to comprehend all the complex nuances required to succeed in any profession.Does a young lawyer win a million-dollar case after one week...

Bielema gives Badgers a large spring break

MADISON, Wis. A quirk in the class schedule means Wisconsin's football team receives a reprieve from spring practice beginning Friday. That's when spring break officially begins, which gives Badgers players more than one full week to recuperate from the first four practices of spring ball. Though Thursday represented the team's first spring practice in full pads, the...

Dont expect Badgers to fade next season

MADISON, Wis. With the game clock winding down and Wisconsin's basketball team in desperate need of a bucket to save its season against Syracuse, every person on the court knew which player would have the ball in his hands. Badgers point guard Jordan Taylor had been instrumental in leading his team's improbable NCAA tournament comeback, but faced with a one-point deficit...

Episode 108: Reaction to Danny O’Brien signing with Wisconsin

Brief discussion with Andy Coppens of Madtown Badgers On Wednesday quarterback Danny O’Brien was officially introduced as the newest member of the Wisconsin Badgers. So much for that Penn State sweatshirt I suppose. Danny O'Brien, heading to the land of cheese. Photo: US Presswire. This is the second season in a row Wisconsin has welcomed a quarterback transfer from the ACC...

Roots and Roses Lure O'Brien to Wisconsin

One word from Danny O'Brien pretty much summed up his reasons for coming to Wisconsin and that was "home."  O'Brien made it clear that football and academics played a key role in his decision to come to Wisconsin on Wednesday afternoon when he spoke to the media.  He also made it clear that the winning tradition at Wisconsin was equally enticing. "There...

Wisconsin signs Maryland QB Danny O'Brien

Former Maryland quarterback Danny O'Brien has committed to playing for Wisconsin. Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema announced the addition on Wednesday, which fills a gap for the Badgers following the departure of Russell Wilson. Like O'Brien, Wilson took advantage of an NCAA rule that allows players who have graduated not to have to sit out a year. Wilson played one year for...

Wisconsin Badgers new “free agent signing” at QB: Maryland’s Danny O’Brien

Fresh off the success of last year’s so-called “rent-a-player” or “free agent quarterback signing” Russell Wilson, the Wisconsin Badgers inked another prominent college football transfer: Maryland’s Danny O’Brien. The junior will have two years of eligibility in Madison beginning this fall. They had been in the hunt for Notre Dame signal caller Dayne Crist, but he choose...

Grading the Basketball Badgers: Josh Gasser

We're nearly halfway through our season grades for all the Badger basketball players and up today is the guard not named Jordan Taylor, that being Josh Gasser.   For all the other grades we've handed out so far don't forget to head over to our basketball section where you can find all of our other grades to this point in time and any other basketball related articles...

Grading the Basketball Badgers: Mike Bruesewitz

It's part three of our series looking back at the individuals that made up the 2011-12 Badgers and how they performed and contributed to the Sweet 16 effort.  Today it's the Bruiser himself, Mike Bruesewitz under the microscope as Cole and I had out our grade and our reasoning behind it. Before getting to him don't forget to check out our looks at Jared Berggren and...

Bielema to current QBs: It's nothing personal

MADISON, Wis. Well before Danny O'Brien's name surfaced as a possible transfer candidate at Wisconsin, Badgers coach Bret Bielema made certain his remaining crop of quarterbacks understood the recruiting climate within the program.The gist of his message?Hey, it's nothing personal.Given the slew of injuries at the quarterback position in recent years, Bielema told them...
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