Found December 19, 2012 on
No 2 Minute Warning:
Wisconsin has found their new head coach, the defensive-minded Gary Andersen. The now former Utah State head coach is coming off the most successful season in school history, with 11 wins and a blowout bowl victory against Toledo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. As ironic as it may be, a loss at Wisconsin may have kept the Aggies from making a push to play the role of BCS Buster this season.
Gary Andersen got a taste of Madison earlier in 2012. Now he will be leading the program. Getty Images.
I like the hire of Andersen at Wisconsin because I think he fits that typical Big Ten mold that focuses on sound defense. He also joins a division with one of his former bosses, Ohio State’s Urban Meyer, so this could be fun.
Last week I had the opportunity to interview Andersen as his team was prepping for the bowl game. The interview focused mostly on Utah State’s 2012 season and the match-up with Toledo but I asked Andersen about his thoughts on the importance of defense in an era that is f...
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By the numbers the Wisconsin Badgers have come a long, LONG way since the early 1990's and that's highlighted by the fact that they were named to the Forbes College Football's Most Valuable Teams list.
Where did the Badgers rank? A not too shabby 14th to be exact. Forbes estimates that the University of Wisconsin football team is worth $76 million this year, a change...
Coach: Bo Ryan (11 season at Wisconsin 268-101), Overall 651-204, 28 years
2011-12: Record 26-10 overall, 12-6 in Big Ten (4th)
Starters Returning (3) Ryan Evans, Josh Gasser, Mike Bruesewitz, Jarred Berggren
Preseason Tournament: Las Vegas Invitational
Top Non-Conference Games: at Marquette, vs. Virginia, vs. California, at Florida
Transfer Out: Jared Uthoff (Iowa)
A whirlwind of rumors and speculation have hit Madison since former Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bret Bielema left for the Arkansas job.
With all the uncertainty behind Barry Alvarez’s search for the next coach, almost all of the assistants have decided to leave the program.
Here’s a recap of what has went down so far:
The latest assistant coach to leave the Badgers program was...
Two of the three men accused of assaulting Wisconsin running back Montee Ball this summer pleaded guilty to battery charges Wednesday, but both were given a chance to avoid prison.
Wendell J. Venerable, 21, and Robert A. Wilks, 22, pleaded guilty to substantial battery, a felony that carries a maximum penalty of 18 months in prison. But instead of imposing a prison sentence, Dane...
Just three months ago I was at Camp Randall Stadium when the Wisconsin Badgers narrowly avoided what would had been a major upset when Utah State’s late 37-yard field goal attempt sailed wide right.
Sitting behind the visiting team tunnel that night, I could not help but notice the appreciative ovation the losing Aggies received from the UW faithful as they trudged off. Conference...
As senior running back Montee Ball and his Wisconsin teammates gear-up for the Rose Bowl, his alleged attackers are prepping for Wisconsin’s First Offender Program to avoid criminal conviction. On Wednesday, Wendell Venerable, 21, and Robert Wilks, 22, pleaded guilty to substantial battery for attacking running back Montee Ball this past summer. The charge is a felony that...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Two of the three men accused of assaulting Wisconsin running back Montee Ball this summer pleaded guilty to battery charges Wednesday, but both were given a chance to avoid prison.
Wendell J. Venerable, 21, and Robert A. Wilks, 22, pleaded guilty to substantial battery, a felony that carries a maximum penalty of 18 months in prison. But instead of imposing...
It's hard to believe but we are nearing the end of 2012, but it's indeed coming to a close. It's also safe to say it has been a hell of a year in Badger country, huh? With that in mind it's time for us to recap the year that was in Badger sports. We've combed through the best stories of the year, the biggest headlines, the untold stories, and so much more to give...