Posted March 27, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Nick Toon
TEAMS: Wisconsin Badgers
When Wisconsin held its pro day, the Badgers' Nick Toon wasn't the only impressive wide receiver on the field. A former Division III football and basketball standout had a big day in front of scouts, and is seen as a potential Owen Daniels-type player.

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...

Southward has gone from athlete to player

MADISON, Wis. Dezmen Southward won't soon forget his first day of organized football, if for no other reason than the embarrassing ordeal of properly dressing himself in practice gear. "I actually put my pads on backwards the first day," Southward said. "I had my knee pads on my thighs. It was pretty bad. I had no idea what to do. I was lost." This might...

Badgers WR Mason impressive this spring

MADISON, Wis. The early stages of Wisconsin's spring football practices haven't revealed which quarterback has the edge in the race to be a starter. But whichever player is throwing the ball next season may very well be looking for wide receiver Marquis Mason as a primary target. Badgers coach Bret Bielema said that Mason, a hometown product from Madison East High School...

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...

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...

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: Jared Berggren

It's day two in our Grading the Basketball Badgers series and it's Jared Berggren's turn under the microscope.   If you missed our first player in the series, the Madison Microwave himself you can find our look at Ben Brust by clicking here.  But here is our look at Jared Berggren's 2011-12 season. One of the biggest question marks entering the 2011-12 season...

Grading the Basketball Badgers: Ben Brust

With the Badgers season ending this past Thursday it's time to grade out the Badgers on an individual basis as both Cole (our basketball reporter) and myself give you a look at the players and their individual seasons. Did they live up to expectations?  Over produce or under produce? All of those things were taken into account and today we start our series with the name at...

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...
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