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Badgers RB recruit Crookshank 'the complete package'

Davon Crookshank has spent his high school football career patterning his running style off Montee Ball. Now, Crookshank will have an opportunity to follow directly in Ball's footsteps at the college level. Crookshank, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound running back from Missouri City, Texas, verbally committed over the weekend to play football at the University of Wisconsin, where Ball...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Football: how the 2013 Badger draftees fared

With the NFL draft less than a week away, several former Badgers will patiently wait to hear their named called by NFL Commissioner, Rodger Goodell. Last year’s draft class featured three Badgers having their name called on draft day, with an additional four players signed by teams after the NFL Draft. With those seven added to NFL rosters last season, the grand total for former...
Via isportsweb.com
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The 20 best college bowl games of all-time

As the 2013-14 bowl season prepares to begin, to culminate with the last-ever BCS Championship Gsme between Florida State and Auburn (which might very well make a list like this next year), it's time to take a look back in history at 20 of the bowl season's best-ever games.Quick notes before we start: this list is slightly skewed towards bowl games from the 2000s, mainly...
Via Football Nation
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers and Gophers built similarly, love to run the ball

MADISON, Wis. -- Even as Jerry Kill plows through Minnesota's most successfulfootball season in a decade, a void remains that can only be filled with oneresult on Saturday: a victory against Wisconsin.But Kill, the Gophers' third-year coach, recognizes thereare reasons why past seasons have fallen flat and Wisconsin has maintainedcontrol of Paul Bunyan's Axe for nine...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Football: Game-by-Game Predictions For 2013

Three straight Big 10 titles and three straight Rose Bowl appearances is pretty impressive for the Wisconsin Badgers. Unfortunately, the Badgers haven't been able to win any of those Rose Bowls under former coach Brett Bielema.With Bielema off to Arkansas, new head coach, Garry Andersen, is looking to take Wisconsin to the next level.Coming from Utah State, Andersen was already...
Via Football Nation
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Spring Football Preview: Despite Change, Wisconsin Looks to Carry On

  For a variety of reasons, the Wisconsin Badgers may be the least heralded three-time Big Ten Football Champions ever. Sure, they were not technically division champions last year, but you can’t blame the Badgers for the lack of institutional discipline at Ohio State and Penn State. No, their brand of play isn’t sexy. They grind it out on the offensive side...
Via The B1g Time
March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Fourth person charged in attack on Ball

A fourth person has been charged in an attack on Wisconsin star running back Montee Ball last summer. An arrest warrant has been issued for 27-year-old Karlis Griffin. A criminal complaint says Griffin stomped on Ball's head during the attack as Ball walked home with friends at bar time. Ball suffered a concussion and says he doesn't remember the attack. The State Journal...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Without win, Ball settles for Rose Bowl records

PASADENA, Calif. Montee Ball has said all month he didn't want to be remembered as a player who set boatloads of records but never won a Rose Bowl in three tries. The records will have to do. Despite another noteworthy effort from Ball, which fittingly included a 100-yard rushing performance in a career that included 26 of them, Stanford edged Wisconsin 20-14 to capture the...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisconsin is one of most valuable teams in college football?

By the numbers the Wisconsin Badgers have come a long, LONG way since the early 1990's and that's highlighted by the fact that they were named to the Forbes College Football's Most Valuable Teams list. Where did the Badgers rank? A not too shabby 14th to be exact. Forbes estimates that the University of Wisconsin football team is worth $76 million this year, a change...
Via Madtown Badgers
December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Ball named AP First-Team All-American

MADISON, Wis. Wisconsin senior running back Montee Ball has been named to the Associated Press First-Team All-America squad, adding to an already impressive haul of awards. Last week, Ball earned the Doak Walker Award given to the nation's best running back. He also was named the Big Ten Running Back of the Year. Ball has amassed 1,730 yards and scored 21 touchdowns for Wisconsin...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 11, 2012  |  Discuss
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