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Hype trumps draft status of Patriots' White, but there's no reason to pump the brakes - yet

"James White is going to be a star.  The kid from the University of Wisconsin that the faithful in Madison have dubbed with the dubious nickname "Barry" - as in Sanders, for his quick feet and violent cutting ability - is far more than what the Badgers used him for, and if he becomes everything that the Patriots envision for him, he could be the most complete...
Via Foxborough Free Press
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Post-Draft Roster Reset: James White To Play Versatile Role

The New England Patriots found the versatile running back they were searching for in the 2014 NFL draft. The Patriots selected Wisconsin running back James White in the fourth round (No. 130 overall) of the draft on Saturday. White can back up workhorse running back Stevan Ridley and third-down back Shane Vereen since the Badgers product proved he can run, block and catch out of...
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

RB White leads Badgers on Day 3 of NFL Draft

The New England Patriots needed a complementary running back to add to their offense, and they found one with former Wisconsin tailback James White on Saturday afternoon. The Patriots drafted White with the 130th pick in the fourth round of the NFL Draft to fill the void left behind by LeGarrette Blount, who signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers in March. White is not considered to...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Select Wisconsin’s James White, Adding Running Back Depth

NEW YORK — The New England Patriots found a new backup running back with the No. 130 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft. The Patriots selected Wisconsin running back James White, who has the potential to be a three-down back in the NFL. He can run, block and catch out of the backfield for the Patriots. The 5-foot-9, 204-pound running back ran a 4.57-second 40-yard dash at the NFL...
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers running back trying to drown out draft's White noise

If James White listened to the pundits evaluate his draft stock as an NFL player, he might just drive himself crazy before the draft even arrives on Thursday. That's because White, the former Wisconsin running back, has heard he could be selected somewhere in the middle rounds of the three-day draft or be taken in the seventh round or be left to free agency. What's a guy...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Football: Another bowl loss for Badgers

Wisconsin football’s recent string of January swoons continued into 2014 after the Badgers suffered a 34-24 defeat at the hands of South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl. In their final game together, running backs James White and Melvin Gordon combined for 250 rushing yards. White and Gordon combined for 3,053 rushing yards this season, the best mark by a duo in FBS history. Despite...
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers notebook: RBs Gordon, White make history

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The result wasn't what Melvin Gordon had in mind, but he left the Capital One Bowl with some history. Gordon and James White combined for 250 yards rushing Wednesday in a 34-24 loss to South Carolina, becoming the Football Bowl Subdivision's single-season all-time leading rushing duo. Gordon, who had 143 yards on 25 carries at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Passing game failures hurting Badgers' rushing attack

MADISON, Wis. -- James White slipped through the line ofscrimmage and took off down the field for a 49-yard gain. It was the firstoffensive play during Wisconsin's game against Minnesota three weeks ago, andit looked much like the Badgers' rushing attack had all season.Stout offensive line. Big hole. Solid blocking. Huge run.As explosive plays go on the ground, it also was...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Penn State delivers statement: Never count us out

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer In a stadium full of fans wearing red, the visiting team dressed in white looked right at home laughing and bouncing up and down on the field. Penn State frolicked to ''Jump Around'' in between the third and fourth quarters before fending off Wisconsin's rally to ride off into a rosy offseason with a...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers Down Minnesota 20-7 in Big-10 Clash

MINNEAPOLIS, Mn– The #19 Wisconsin Badgers have a very talented two headed backfield with James White and Melvin Gordon, both with over 10 rushing touchdowns and 1,000 yards. Today White was the star of the game running for 125 yards and a touchdown. The Wisconsin defense though may have been most incredible. They did not […]
Via Full Scale Sports
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

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