Found March 16, 2013 on
Wisconsin opened spring practices this month with Montee Ball watching nearby - an odd experience for someone who had been a fixture in the Badgers' backfield since 2009.
As senior tailback James White zipped through a tiny gap in the offensive line and sped toward the end zone in team drills, it became clear that Wisconsin may be just fine with Ball gone after a standout career.
''We're going to come out and still compete each and every day,'' White said. ''Now all of us have an opportunity to show it.
Ball's performance during the past two seasons overshadowed the depth the Badgers had in the backfield, especially with Ball totaling 5,738 all-purpose and an NCAA-record 83 career touchdowns in his four-year career. Last season, Ball won the Doak Walker Award given to college football's top running back after finishing the season with 1,830 rushing yards and 22 rushing touchdowns.
But in the early going of the first spring under new coach ...
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They say there are only two truths in this world: Death and Taxes. May we suggest a third - Bo Ryan beating Tom Crean. After all, the Badgers are 15-3 against Indiana's head coach and are 12-0 against Tom Crean in his time at Indiana (on a side note, take a detour and purchase our "Bo Owns Crean" shirts from our MTB Store for just $10.50). following a well played...
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CHICAGO -- Ben Brust scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half and No. 22 Wisconsin knocked off sixth-ranked Michigan 68-59 in the second round of the Big Ten tournament on Friday.
Senior Ryan Evans scored a game-high 16 points while Sam Dekker and Ben Brust each scored 11, as No.22 Wisconsin beats No.2 Indiana for the 12th straight time, advancing to the Big Ten Tournament championship following a 68-56 victory Saturday afternoon.
Traevon Jackson scored a career-high 16 points, one of three Badgers in double figures, as No.22 Wisconsin shoots 60.7 percent in the second half to shock No.6 Michigan, 68-59, in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals Friday afternoon.