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Chryst’s most important hire will be defensive coordinator

Earlier today we took a look back at expected (just formally not announced) new Badgers head coach Paul Chryst’s second stint as offensive coordinator at Wisconsin. Most of us remember how things ended there, and it was glorious to say the least. However, there is one big mystery in the hire of Chryst — just what the Badgers defense will look like. Will Chryst stick with a defensive...
Via Madtown Badgers
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin hiring policy will delay any possible Paul Chryst announcement

Paul Chryst is expected to become the next head coach of the Wisconsin Badgers. Any formal announcement, however, won't be coming for a while because of the University's hiring policies: Statement from Barry Alvarez on #Badgers head coaching search. pic.twitter.com/afCIdaLPoR — Badger Football (@BadgerFootball) December 12, 2014 None of this means, however, that we'll need to...
Via SCACC Hoops
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers volleyball survives Ohio State, advances to regional final

The Wisconsin Badgers volleyball team hadn’t lost a set all season to the Ohio State Buckeyes, sweeping their season series. However, in Friday’s NCAA regional semifinal the Buckeyes gave the Badgers everything they could handle. UW survived a 5-set thriller and staved off elimination by the skin of its teeth, winning 25-20, 21-25, 22-25, 26-24, 15-12. “This wasn’t a thing...
Via Madtown Badgers
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Melvin Gordon wishes he played more in record game

On November 15, Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon had one of the most impressive games in college football history, rushing for 408 yards and four touchdowns on just 25 carries. Even more impressively, all of that production came in three quarters; Gordon didn’t get a single touch in the fourth quarter with his Badgers up big. The effort broke the single-game rushing record...
Via College Spun
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers knock out Nicholls early in 86-43 win

Nicholls came in to this game overmatched on paper, and it took just three minutes to figure out it was overmatched on the court as well. No. 5 Wisconsin took a 2-0 lead and never looked back, winning 86-43, and grabbing its 10th win of the season (10-1). It was just what the doctor ordered as the Badgers head in to finals week, as nearly everyone on the roster was involved. Wisconsin...
Via Madtown Badgers
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon Says Pittsburgh’s Paul Chryst Would Be A “Great” Hire For The Badgers

In all likelihood, Melvin Gordon’s final game as a Wisconsin Badger will come playing under Barry Alvarez, who is coaching the team’s bowl game against Auburn Jan. 1. Gordon, a redshirt junior, is likely to declare for the NFL following this season.  So, the Badgers’ Heisman finalist doesn’t really have to worry about who will be replacing departed coach Gary Andersen. Still...
Via College Spun
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Melvin Gordon plays of 2014 season

Melvin Gordon may not have won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, but there’s little doubt about the incredible season he has had. Rushing for over 2,300 yards and needing less than 300 yards in the bowl game to become the single-season rushing record holder should tell you all you need to know. But there is more…like joining Barry Sanders as the only two players to rush for...
Via Madtown Badgers
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Wisconsin RB Montee Ball Tweeted That The Heisman Trophy Is A “QB Award”

Marcus Mariota won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, which made it the fifth straight year that a quarterback has won the most prestigious award in college football. In fact, since 2000, only two non-quarterbacks have won the Heisman — USC RB Reggie Bush and Alabama RB Mark Ingram. After it was announced that Mariota won by a near-record margin over Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon...
Via College Spun
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers potential assistant coaches under Paul Chryst

The Wisconsin Badgers won’t have a new head coach offer and/or announcement until Wednesday (despite all signs pointing to Paul Chryst being the man that will be offered and accept the job). However, that means we’ve got coaches hanging in limbo for the next few days. It also means that some coaches are going to go with Gary Andersen to Oregon State, while others may stay. Still...
Via Madtown Badgers
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Chryst will bring two members of Pitt Staff to Wisconsin

Pitt’s Paul Chryst is fully expected to become the next Wisconsin Badgers head coach and on Monday reputable coaching site, CoachingSearch.com, is reporting that the only thing standing in the way is the human resources process at Wisconsin. That means the waiting game plays out until Wednesday when the worst kept secret in the state of Wisconsin finally can be announced (probably...
Via Madtown Badgers
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Dispelling the myth of Paul Chryst’s offense as only ‘ground and pound’

Wisconsin will run the ball down your throat, then shove it even further down your throat some more and eventually continue doing it until you beg for mercy. Those are the scenes painted in words and written about the Wisconsin Badgers offense, especially that of former offensive coordinator turned new head coach Paul Chryst. None of which should be surprising with the number of...
Via Madtown Badgers
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Dave Aranda to stick around as Badgers defensive coordinator

When Gary Andersen moved to Oregon State many wondered if his defensive coordinator, Dave Aranda, would move a third time with him. That didn’t happen, and Aranda made it clear he wanted to stay in Madison no matter what. It appears that Barry Alvarez’s pitch and Pau Chryst’s feel for the coach is paying off. As Andy Baggot of the Wisconsin State Journal is reporting Aranda...
Via Madtown Badgers
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Two sides to every story: McEvoy to play QB, S in bowl game

MADISON, Wis. -- The Tanner McEvoy Quarterback Experience has not been shelved completely. But based on practice developments this week, McEvoy very well could spend Wisconsin's bowl game as a rare two-way player, with a particular emphasis at safety. That's the position McEvoy was seen playing during portions of Thursday's practice, an installation day as Wisconsin (10-3) prepares...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin warmups from adidas offer fashion faux pas

The Wisconsin Badgers and Cincinnati Bearcats. Not the Wisconsin Bearcats. When Wisconsin received its brand, spanking new warmups from adidas, there was a slight faux pas: Check it out: In case one is wondering, Wisconsin and Cincinnati are not scheduled to meet this season.    
Via Fox Sports
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Adidas Accidentally Put A Cincinnati Logo On Wisconsin Forward Duje Dukan’s Warm-Up

Adidas is the apparel partner for both Wisconsin and Cincinnati, two schools that have similar color schemes. On Friday, Wisconsin forward Duje Dukan noticed a bit of a mix up with the Badgers’ warm-ups…specifically, that they feature Cincy’s Bearcats logo. Oops… Hey @adidasHoops thanks so much for the official Wisconsin Bearcats warmup! pic.twitter.com/riHFHSB0fe — Duje...
Via College Spun
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

No news is good news on Badgers recruiting front

As the dust settles from Paul Chryst’s hire as the 30th head coach of the Wisconsin Badgers, the excitement turns to questions of what comes next. What about the coaching staff? How about the hire affecting recruiting? For those of us who remember the last coaching hire vividly, it was clear an upheaval was coming. Not only did Bret Bielema leave, but so did nearly every single...
Via Madtown Badgers
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers' Koenig prides game on strong decision-making skills

MADISON, Wis. -- The way Bronson Koenig sees it, 3-to-1 is a pretty darn good assists-to-turnovers ratio for a college basketball point guard. After all, former Wisconsin point guard Jordan Taylor left the program three years ago with a ratio of 3.01, which was good enough to shatter the previous NCAA career record. That being said, Koenig has set his goals even higher. Hey, 3-to...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

2015 LB Nick Thomas reaffirms commitment to Badgers

So far things have stayed put on the recruiting trail for the Wisconsin Badgers, despite the turmoil of a coaching change. On Monday night the Badgers got some more good news in the quest to keep it’s 2015 class together. Our recruiting partners at Badger247 are reporting 3-star linebacker Nick Thomas is sticking with the Badgers. He had taken a visit to Nebraska last week and...
Via Madtown Badgers
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Beyond the Box Score: Wisconsin 68, California 56

I’ll be honest. I was a little worried about the game last night. Cal has an underrated team and would definitely want to prove that by knocking off the sixth ranked team in the country. Add into the mix it’s a west coast game with a late start after a weeklong layoff and the recipe for upset was brewing. And I was wrong. The Badgers took control early, and held off a couple...
Via Madtown Badgers
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Outback Bowl Preview: Wisconsin Vs. Auburn

Continuing our Big Ten bowl preview series, our writers take a look a the Outback Bowl between Auburn and Wisconsin. This game features two teams who ended their season’s on sour notes, however, are looking for something to build off of heading into 2015. Let’s see how our writers have it playing out. Princess Sparkle —  I really am looking forward to this game.  I think...
Via Know It All Football
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

2015 QB Austin Kafentzis sticks with commitment to Wisconsin Badgers

The Wisconsin Badgers have had their 2015 quarterback in the fold for over a year, but with Gary Andersen leaving things between the Badgers and 3-star quarterback Austin Kafentzis were a bit up in the air. On Tuesday night, Kafentzis spoke with Milwaukee radio station 105.7 The Fan about his commitment status. Kafentzis told the world he would stick with his commitment to the Badgers...
Via Madtown Badgers
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Auburn And Wisconsin Ate An Absurd Amount Of Food At The Outback Bowl Dinner

Perhaps the best perk of getting to play in the Outback Bowl is the game’s introductory dinner. Every year, the two squads playing in the annual contest team up to eat a jaw-dropping amount of food. This year’s version was no different. Per Auburn, both the Tigers and the Wisconsin Badgers combined to eat 1,200 pounds of food – and that was just for dessert. Check out the damage...
Via College Spun
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin and Auburn players down 2,400 pounds of meat at Outback Bowl dinner: Report

When you watch a Wisconsin football game, it's hard to ignore those corn-fed behemoths lining up on Saturdays. But ears of yellow aren't the only thing they graze on so when they got together with their equally big opponents from Auburn for a special Outback Bowl dinner, the wait staff knew enough to keep their hands clear of the plates. The Badgers and Tigers players (who will...
Via The Other Paper
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Auburn, Wisconsin chow down with tons of food before Outback Bowl

Both Auburn and Wisconsin are hungry for a victory in the Outback Bowl. Which is good, because we're guessing they weren't hungry for anything else after Friday night. The No. 19 Tigers and No. 18 Badgers will square off on New Year's Day in Tampa, Florida, in a bowl game sponsored by Outback Steakhouse. What's one perk of having your bowl game sponsored by a major restaurant chain...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

10 Badgers recruits most impacted by Paul Chryst hire

Last week we started to take a look at how the decision to hire Paul Chryst as the 30th head coach in Wisconsin Badgers football history would affect those on the roster. We already gave you the 10 offensive players most affected, but today we’re going to focus on the future. Yes, recruiting has become even more important than it was just five years ago at Wisconsin. UW was on...
Via Madtown Badgers
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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