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Most Important Badgers No. 19: Jack Russell

  Wisconsin Badgers beat writer Jesse Temple will be analyzing the 25 most important players to the Badgers' success in the 2014 season. Check back each weekday to see the latest player on the list. You can find every report here. Note: This is not a list of the team's 25 best players or a series about past success, but rather which of them means the most to how Wisconsin...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Russell to 2014 Badger football

Wisconsin Badger football may be the furthest thing from your mind, especially given the BBQ’s and festivals and Memorial Day activities going on. However, we’re just 97 days…err, Jack Russell, from the 2014 Badger football season kicking off. It’s just our second Badger football player on our countdown; so let’s get to it. Russell’s Story So Far: - Became the starting...
Via Madtown Badgers
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Questions remain in kicking game as Badgers enter summer sessions

MADISON, Wis. -- When Jack Russell's 36-yard field goal attempt sailed wide left during the first half of Wisconsin's spring game Saturday, the junior-to-be was disappointed in himself. But perhaps more disappointed was his head coach, Gary Andersen. The typically reserved Andersen, standing behind the play, muttered an expletive that made its way onto the Big Ten Network...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Using “Dramatic Gopher” Video To Distract Opposing Kickers

The Minnesota Golden Gophers have dug to the bottom of their bag of tricks and found a pretty clever way to distract field goal kickers. The “Dramatic Gopher” YouTube video was quite the asset to the team this past Saturday. Yep, this one. The school put the gopher video on the big screen when Wisconsin was kicking field goal attempts, and it actually worked. Jack Russell, the...
Via College Spun
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers starting kicker for Saturday still up in the air

MADISON, Wis. -- If there is one thing Kyle French has learned from his yearlong starting kicker battle with Jack Russell, it's that thinking on the field -- about mechanics, crowd noise, game situation, anything -- is never good. Thinking about losing a starting spot? That's even worse. This week, as French and Russell continue a seemingly endless competition to take over...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers re-thinking starting kicker role

MADISON, Wis. -- Two days after subpar performances from kickers Kyle French and Jack Russell, Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen has declared an open competition for the Badgers' starting kicking role. French, who missed a 40-yard field goal against UMass, bounced an extra point off the right upright against Tennessee Tech and was immediately replaced by Russell. But Russell missed...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Sunday Fallout: Arizona, Wisconsin, Alabama, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Sunday edition. Arizona's Austin Hill injured. Arizona head football coach Rich Rodriguez announced on Saturday wide receiver Austin Hill tore his ACL during practice last Wednesday. There's no word yet on when he will be ready to return.  (ESPN) Badger's got a gun. Wisconsin kicker Jack Russell has come under fire after a picture surfaced...
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April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers kicker becomes center of "gun controversy"

  If you read the Wisconsin State Journal on a daily basis in Madison or check it out on the web you've likely seen a story titled "Gun-toting kicker misses uprights" in the past 24 hours or so. It's a story about kicker Jack Russell and it's headline is supposed to make you think that there is an evil gun loving kicker up to no good. Congrats...
Via Madtown Badgers
April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Freshman may kick field goals for Badgers

MADISON, Wis. Each day on the Camp Randall Stadium turf this August, two hours of practice comes down to four field-goal attempts. For Kyle French and Jack Russell, the moments are especially nerve-wracking. Members of Wisconsins football team encircle the special teams units, screaming and heckling in the direction of French and Russell. How they handle the jeers and more specifically...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 21, 2012  |  Discuss

QB Battle Over, But Is Kicker Battle Heating Up?

The news of Danny O'Brien winning the starting quarterback job probably came as little to no surprise to anyone, but the other bit of news coming out of Badgers camp this weekend probably does surprise a few people and that news is there is a real battle going on at the Kicker spot. A lot of people (myself included) assumed that Kyle French had the starking place kicking duties...
Via Madtown Badgers
August 20, 2012  |  Discuss
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