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Badgers report card: Nail-biter a learning experience

Quarterback Joel Stave never has been known for his wheels. But when it mattered most on Saturday, Stave scrambled for the game-clinching 12-yard run during Wisconsin's 26-24 victory against Iowa in Kinnick Stadium. Stave's slide certainly left something to be desired -- he was crushed near midfield and flipped over at the knees. But no one can question his toughness. And his play...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stave stands tall, helps Wisconsin slip past Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The last man on the field anybody would expect to tuck a football and run surveyed his receivers on third down in the waning minutes Saturday night. He saw his slot man covered in the quick flat. He spotted a safety draped over his big tight end across the middle. And then, Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave opted for the only choice remaining -- the one from which...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin football: solving the Badgers QB problem

When I heard a month ago that the Wisconsin Badgers were leaning towards using a two quarterback system I thought a cruel joke was being played on me.  Since the graduation of Russell Wilson in 2012, the quarterback play has been inconsistent at best for Wisconsin football.   Following the loss to Northwestern, after abysmal quarterback play from both Joel Stave and Tanner McEvoy...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin 52, Maryland 7: Joel Stave makes case to be Badgers full time QB

Wisconsin came in to the last two games and three weeks wanting to play a two-quarterback system. However, Joel Stave had other designs on Saturday against Maryland. The junior quarterback made an emphatic statement in the Badgers’ 52-7 win over the Terps, perhaps cementing himself as the one guy we’ll see behind center from here on out. It was a game out of nowhere, considering...
Via Madtown Badgers
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin football: What went wrong in loss to Northwestern

Joel Stave replaced a struggling Tanner McEvoy but did not play much better in Wisconsin’s 20-14 loss to Northwestern in Evanston. McEvoy completed four of 10 passes for 24 yards and an interception, while Stave threw 19 passes, completing eight, for 114 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions. Here are some reasons why the No. 16 Badgers did not snap the trend of falling...
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Alvarez sees Joel Stave saga as overblown

Full on damage control, or brutal honesty? Considering what took place from Saturday night to Tuesday night, it’s telling that Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez had to come out and speak to the media to quell some of the firestorm building up.  On Wednesday, Alvarez spoke to Andy Baggot of the Wisconsin State Journal about the last of a PR nightmare — the Joel Stave...
Via Madtown Badgers
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

What's wrong with Wisconsin QB Joel Stave?

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any more frustrating/bizarre for Wisconsin Badgers football fans, a confounding situation involving quarterback Joel Stave unfolded Tuesday. In the morning, Wisconsin officials announced that Stave would be out indefinitely with an injury in his throwing shoulder. This seemed to make sense, considering how many questioned head coach Gary...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Football: Heartland Trophy comes home to Madison

The Heartland Trophy came home with the No.22 Wisconsin Badgers (6-2, 4-1 Big Ten) after the 28-9 victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes (5-4, 2-3 Big Ten). After the Badgers third consecutive Big Ten victory, Wisconsin football is now Bowl eligible for the 12th year in a row. The blistering wind played a major factor in Iowa City on Saturday as the Hawkeyes and Badgers took the field....
November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Joel Stave focusing on improving footwork, accuracy

MADISON, Wis. -- Joel Stave would like to make it clear he isn't a perfectionist. Except that, after pausing for a few seconds to think about it, he decides that, yeah, maybe he is. "Kind of I guess," Stave said with a smile after Tuesday's practice. Wisconsin's starting quarterback has set high goals for himself -- sometimes so high that they might not even...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Bielema names Stave Badgers' starting QB

MADISON, Wis. It's official: Joel Stave will be Wisconsin's starting quarterback this week against Texas-El Paso.Badgers coach Bret Bielema confirmed the switch following Thursday's practice, three days after declining to tell reporters who would be his signal-caller with the first-team offense.Saturday's game represents the first start in the college career of Stave...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 20, 2012  |  Discuss

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