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Badgers QBs largely silent amid speculation

MADISON, Wis. -- Eleven days before Wisconsin's biggest season opener in years, and the coaching staff hasn't officially declared a starting quarterback. At least, that's the word from the two tight-lipped combatants vying for the job, both of whom were adamant Tuesday they've been told nothing just yet. "Even if I knew, I don't think I'd admit it,"...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
2 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 14 Badgers won't unveil starting QB until LSU

MADISON, Wis. (AP) No. 14 Wisconsin won't disclose its starting quarterback until he jogs on to the field for the season opener on Aug. 30 against No. 13 LSU. That decision was relayed Monday by coach Gary Andersen following the team's second scrimmage, which lasted about 60 to 70 snaps. Andersen said that returning starter Joel Stave and challenger Tanner McEvoy had solid...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers quarterback battle befuddling even the media?

The Wisconsin Badgers coaching staff did something we haven’t seen in some time around Camp Randall last week, splitting the 105-man squad in to two different groups for practices over the first week of camp. It led to the media only seeing one-half of the picture at most during the first week, yet that didn’t stop most from speculating on who will or is winning the starting...
Via Madtown Badgers
9 days ago  |  Discuss

After first scrimmage, Stave appears to have upper hand as Badgers QB

MADISON, Wis. -- Joel Stave and Tanner McEvoy put themselves in position Sunday to keep the starting quarterback battle raging on for another week of Wisconsin's fall camp. But if unofficial statistics and general observations based on a full week of practice are any indication, one man appears to hold the upper hand. That man would be Stave, who has largely been the more consistent...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin's Stave not shying away from QB competition

MADISON, Wis. -- The way Joel Stave sees it, this whole quarterback competition to begin Wisconsin's fall football camp is old hat. What hasn't he seen as he enters his third straight season in a battle to be the Badgers' starter? How much more mentally prepared can he really be? There is, of course, a fair amount of pressure that comes with trying to be the No. 1 signal...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Most Important Badgers No. 2: Joel Stave

  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...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin football: quarterback competition heating up at spring practice

With Stave’s inconsistent play last season, the quarterback competition is heating up during spring. The Wisconsin Badgers ‘ spring practices are heating up with several competitions battles with the most notable battle being at the quarterback position. Junior quarterback and two-year starter, Joel Stave headed into the spring as Wisconsin’s starting quarterback but it seems...
March 25, 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

Wisconsin loses quarterback Joel Stave for season

Wisconsin Badger’s quarterback Joel Stave suffered a broken collarbone last weeks 16-13 overtime loss to Michigan State. Badger’s coach Bret Bielema shared the bad news on Monday. “It probably will be an eight-week recovery, which takes him out of the regular season,” Bielema said. “There is an outside chance of something for the postseason, but that would be right on the...
Via College Football Section
October 30, 2012  |  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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