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Frank Kaminsky not happy about Wisconsin’s seed, rips committee

The NCAA Tournament selection committee has gotten on Frank the Tank’s bad side.Former Wisconsin Badgers star Frank Kaminsky was not happy about the seeding his school received in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. Wisconsin received an 8-seed in the tournament and will face 9-seed Virginia Tech in the first round of the East Region.Here’s what Kaminsky tweeted in response: His criticism...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Frank Kaminsky ethers NCAA tournament selection committee after Wisconsin gets No. 8 seed

Tell ‘em, Frank. You knew Frank Kaminsky would say something. After the NCAA tournament selection committee tossed a No. 8 seed the Wisconsin Badgers’ way Sunday evening, Wisconsin Twitter was a flutter. An 8 seed, really? For the Big Ten tournament runner-up? Yep. As the chorus was rising, Kaminsky, the former Badgers star and current Charlotte Hornets big man, threw his own...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
March 12, 2017

Giant killers in your 2017 NCAA Tournament Bracket

When it comes to the NCAA Tournament, think of top seeds like the upper class and the lower seeds like the working class. When the two get together, the higher ranked teams would love nothing more than for those lower ranked to teams to just lay down and give them an easy route to the Final Four. But where's the fun in that?Rooting for the underdog is one of the best parts of watching...
March 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Wisconsin’s Tony Granato, Trent Frederic score Big Ten men’s hockey honors

The Badgers’ first-year coach was named Big Ten Coach of the Year. Wisconsin first-year coach Tony Granato and freshman forward Trent Frederic came home with some big-time hardware as the Big Ten announced the conference’s postseason honors on Monday. Granato, who guided the No. 18 Badgers (19-14-1 overall, 12-8-0-0 Big Ten) to a second-place finish in the conference a year...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
March 13, 2017

Why Wisconsin deserved its No. 8 NCAA tournament seed

Yes, Wisconsin got a tough draw. Yes, Minnesota seems to have been overseeded. But this was a mess of the Badgers’ own making. I’m not going to call anybody out for being mad, red and optionally nude online about how the Wisconsin Badgers got jobbed out on Selection Sunday. For one thing, they got themselves a draw where they could either very easily be out on day one if that...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
March 14, 2017

Wisconsin football recruiting: OT Michael Furtney commits to Badgers

The Badgers land their second commit from the state of Michigan in a three-star offensive lineman with a strong offer sheet. The Wisconsin Badgers opened spring practice on a day most would not consider optimal weather for recruiting purposes. Nonetheless, they ended up getting themselves their seventh commitment on Tuesday when one of the fastest risers in terms of Midwest offers...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
March 14, 2017

WATCH: Badger Sports Report with Greg Gard Week of 03/05/17

The Badgers finish off the last week of the regular season. We also hear from Zak Showalter and learn how a couple Badgers used social media to show off their friendship.
Via Wisconsin Badgers Athletics
March 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Wisconsin women’s hockey is making a run at a national title

A gentle reminder that there’s some must-see Badgers hockey this weekend. Look, I get it. There’s a lot going on. But in the midst of the angst and prognostications and justifications, don’t forget there’s a top-flight Wisconsin Badgers team zeroing in on a national title this weekend. Fresh off of a 7-0 beatdown of CHA champion Robert Morris, Wisconsin heads to St. Charles...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
March 15, 2017

Happ, experienced Badgers prepared for Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is excited to be back in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in a decade. Wisconsin is miffed at its lowest seeding in eight years. The No. 8 seed in the East Region, Wisconsin will face ninth-seeded Virginia Tech late Thursday night in an East Region first-round game at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y. The winner will advance to likely face reigning national champion...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Former Wisconsin Badgers WR Rob Wheelwright Q&A: On the NFL Draft, The Migos, Family and More

Rob Wheelwright’s journey at Wisconsin was an interesting one, to say the least. After being a highly-touted recruit out of Walnut Ridge High School in Columbus, Ohio, Wheelwright battled injuries and issues with playing time in his first two seasons. Through adversity, he eventually won the starting wide receiver job during his last two seasons. In his two years as a starter,...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Wisconsin women’s hockey: Frozen Four Q&A with BC Interruption

Learn more about the Badgers’ Frozen Four opponent. The NCAA Women’s Frozen Four starts Friday and Wisconsin’s path to its fifth national title goes through Boston College. The Eagles were Hockey East champions and they easily dispatched St. Lawrence in the quarterfinal round to advance to the Frozen Four. It’s the third straight appearance in the final weekend for BC, which...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
March 16, 2017

NCAA tournament 2017: Wisconsin defeats Virginia Tech in first round

It wasn’t always easy, but the Badgers are moving on. After a week of debate concerning their seed in the 2017 NCAA tournament‘s East Region, the Wisconsin Badgers finally got back to playing ball Thursday night. They hardly played like a top seed, but an 84-74 win over the No. 9 seed Virginia Tech Hokies was enough to carry the No. 8 seed Badgers onto the second round. Now...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
March 17, 2017

Red alert: Wisconsin a harsh second-round test for Villanova

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Hanging on the wall just outside Villanova's locker room is a sign pointing the players toward the floor. It should read: Danger ahead. Wisconsin's waiting. Of all the teams the top-seeded Wildcats may face on their journey to a possible second straight NCAA championship, the eighth-seeded Badgers just might pose the biggest threat. Wisconsin has weapons,...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Wisconsin women’s hockey defeats Boston College 1-0 to advance to the National Championship

Badgers drop the Eagles on last second goal. Wisconsin saved the best for last. It took 59:44 of hard-fought hockey, but No. 1 Wisconsin (33-2-4) finally got one past fourth-seeded Boston College when senior defender Mellissa Channell scored with just 17 seconds left in the game to give the Badgers a 1-0 victory. Channell’s game-winner capped a back-and-forth battle between...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
March 17, 2017

Wisconsin trolls Villanova on Twitter after upset win

You knew that Villanova was in for a rough day from the internet haters after losing to Wisconsin in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, but who figured that the team to knock them out would get in on the fun?The University of Wisconsin’s official Twitter account sent out the following tweet trolling Villanova after the game: The tweet featured a GIF of a sad Villanova...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Wisconsin earns first huge upset over defending champs Villanova

Finally, we have ourselves an upset worthy of March Madness in the NCAA Tournament.The defending champion and No. 1 overall seed Villanova Wildcats lost an absolute stunner Saturday, as the eighth-seeded Wisconsin Badgers knocked them out of the tournament with a 65-62 victory at Buffalo’s KeyBank Center.So much for everyone’s brackets. To be fair, though, Wisconsin probably...
Via NESN.com
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

March Madness 2017: Nigel Hayes baseline drive gives Wisconsin upset win over No. 1 Villanova

Down go the defending champs, and the Badgers are moving on! This feeling never gets old. Battling foul trouble and an opposing team back in the NCAA tournament after a national championship run the year prior, the Wisconsin Badgers were pushed to the limit during Saturday’s Round of 32 game against the Villanova Wildcats in Buffalo, N.Y. Thanks to the Badgers’ own veterans—namely...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
March 18, 2017

Former Wisconsin players blast NCAA after Badgers pull upset

Wisconsin was all about puffing out their chests after knocking off defending champion Villanova on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.Following the Badgers’ 65-62 win over the Wildcats, a couple of former Wisconsin stars took shots at the NCAA Tournament selection committee for slighting the team with an 8-seed, which many felt was too low. Kaminsky was particularly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

March Madness 2017: Reactions to Wisconsin’s win over No. 1 overall seed Villanova

Ohhh, how sweet it is to be moving on. This. Is. March. Despite foul trouble and problems at the free-throw line, the No. 8 seed Wisconsin Badgers upset the No. 1 overall seed Villanova Wildcats 65-62 in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday afternoon. UW will now move on to face the winner of Florida and Virginia in the Sweet 16. Senior Nigel Hayes carried the Badgers...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
March 18, 2017

Only 9 perfect brackets on ESPN after Wisconsin upset

Wisconsin’s upset win over Villanova on Saturday left many brackets busted.Villanova entered the NCAA Tournament as the defending champions and No. 1 overall seed following a 31-3 regular season. It figured then that many pickers would have them going far in their bracket picks.In CBS Sports’ pool, nearly half of people making picks had the Wildcats in the Final Four, while 30...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Nigel Hayes credits Michael Jordan for inspiring game-winning shot

Nigel Hayes admitted that the move that led to his game-winning shot against Villanova on Saturday had a little bit of inspiration from a legend.After Wisconsin beat Villanova 65-62, Hayes credited Michael Jordan with inspiring the move that got him open for the shot. “I drove baseline and if you guys are familiar with the Michael Jordan highlight, that fake spinback, I did my...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Trolled Villanova With ‘Crying Piccolo Girl’ Tweet After Upset

The Wisconsin Badgers pulled off the first major upset of the 2017 NCAA Tournament on Saturday when they took down the No. 1 overall seed and defending national champion Villanova Wildcats. Senior forward Nigel Hayes scored with 14 seconds to go to give the Badgers the lead and they would hold on to win 65-62. After the game, Wisconsin’s official Twitter page rubbed some salt...
Via NESN.com
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Koenig, Hayes lead Wisconsin Badgers back to Sweet 16 in upset of Villanova

Coming in to the season, the Wisconsin Badgers had dreams of a Final Four run. Those dreams seemed fool’s gold during the regular season. However, after a huge 65-62 upset of No. 1 seed Villanova on Saturday, those dreams are certainly alive and well once again. Led by three seniors in double figures, the Badgers pulled off the first real big upset of the 2017 NCAA tournament...
Via Talking 10
March 18, 2017

6 biggest takeaways from Day 3 of the NCAA Tournament

A predictable first round of the NCAA Tournament has one direct result: better teams and more juice in the second round. College basketball fans would be treated to match-ups that they dreamed about when the brackets were revealed. Top seeds, previously unscathed, would be faced with tough tests in order to reach the Sweet Sixteen next weekend. Even if Cinderella didn’t show up...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 19, 2017  |  Discuss

March Madness 2017: Favorite plays, game balls and more from Wisconsin’s win over Villanova

Our roundtable convenes to bask in the glory of Saturday’s win and peek ahead at what’s next. What a game. What stood out most to you during Wisconsin’s upset of Villanova? Owen Riese: Contrary to what this fan base will tell you and what you'll read on the twitter dot com, Nigel Hayes is in fact very good at basketball, and actually not bad. Hayes carried this team while...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
March 19, 2017
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