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No. 17 Wisconsin looks for defensive renewal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) It appears as if No. 17 Wisconsin will have some continuity on defense under new coach Paul Chryst. The Badgers' incoming offensive-minded leader can't make job offers to assistants because of a Dec. 29 application deadline, according to university hiring policies. Announcements about positions aren't expected until after Wisconsin's game Jan. 1 in the Outback...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin bounces back to reach Big Ten title game

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Bouncing back from adversity has been a trademark all year for No. 11 Wisconsin. The season might have gone a little smoother if the Badgers hadn't had to dig themselves out of tough spots in the first place. Even so, coach Gary Andersen's squad is right where it had hoped to be when training camp began four months ago - on the verge of a Big Ten title. The Badgers...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Trotter apologizes for way Badgers defense played

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Wisconsin's defense has been so good for so long this season that it's become almost expected the Badgers will dominate against any offensive scheme thrown their way. Given that Iowa's offense so similarly resembled Wisconsin's own offensive system, it seemed UW's defense would once again thrive. Perhaps that made the results so surprising Saturday. During No....
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

'Chevy Bad Boys' say they're 'tough, dependable' Badgers linebackers

MADISON, Wis. -- The way Marcus Trotter sees it, Wisconsin's entire linebacker unit found itself facing an identity crisis of sorts this offseason. A veteran group that featured Chris Borland, Ethan Armstrong, Brendan Kelly and Conor O'Neill was gone, which left the remaining Badgers to search for their own unique characteristics to mesh as a unit. "We had a lot of guys that I don...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin defense throttles Maryland in 52-7 rout

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Six-foot-3 nose guard Warren Herring stood tall at the line of scrimmage. Linebacker Marcus Trotter could not stop smiling after the game. Whole again with their two senior starters back from injuries, Wisconsin's defense put together a dominating performance on homecoming weekend at Camp Randall Stadium. Melvin Gordon rushed for 122 yards and three touchdowns...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers' Marcus Trotter taking full advantage of final collegiate campaign

MADISON, Wis. -- Perhaps you have heard that Marcus Trotter is not the most athletic linebacker this side of the Mississippi River. Maybe, as a Wisconsin football fan, you have said as much some time over the past five seasons. Trotter himself has dealt with such a stigma since his high school days, when few college coaches expressed an interest in his playing ability -- and the...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Most Important Badgers No. 20: Marcus Trotter

  FOX Sports Wisconsin's Jesse Temple analyzes 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 will fare this year. Criteria...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Football: Defense needs rebuilding

After making the transition to a 3-4 system, Wisconsin football boasted one of the best defenses in the nation in terms of both points and total yards allowed. But in order for that success to continue, the Badgers are going to need to overhaul a defense that lost its entire front seven to graduation. Linemen Beau Allen, Ethan Hemer, and Pat Muldoon, outside linebackers Ethan Armstrong...
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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