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Video: Kentucky’s Aaron Harrison Hits Game-Winning 3-Pointer Against Wisconsin

Last Sunday, Aaron Harrison hit a game-winning 3-pointer with less than three seconds left against Michigan, pushing Kentucky into the Final Four.  Tonight, against Wisconsin, Harrison hit a similar shot – okay, almost the same shot. With Kentucky down by one point, Harrison received the ball on the left wing. He paused for a second, and then fired a 3-pointer. It went through...
Via College Spun
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

House of pain: Badgers suffer heartbreaking loss in Final Four

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Heartbreak is an opponent's go-ahead 3-point attempt rippling through the net with 5.7 seconds remaining in the biggest college basketball game Wisconsin's team has ever played. It is a pull-up jump shot from the Badgers' most clutch performer, Traevon Jackson, clanging off the rim as time expires to vaporize any last bastion of hope. It is the stunning...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Despite disappointing ending, Badgers' memorable season was culture-changing

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Back in October, before the college basketball season began and before Wisconsin staked a claim as one of the very best programs in the nation, Badgers point guard Traevon Jackson spoke of trying to change a culture. Anybody who'd watched Wisconsin over the past decade or so knew the culture already was pretty darn good. But Jackson, in particular, was willing...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

In wake of Final Four loss, Badgers set sights on returning next season

Arlington, Texas -- Wading through emotions in the minutes after the most difficult loss Wisconsin's players had ever endured was no easy task Saturday night. Without the benefit of time to reflect and dull the pain, a mix of shock and disappointment permeated the locker room with little room for much else. Still, glimmers of hope for the future were evident after Kentucky'...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Dangerous duo: Badgers boast talented RB tandem in Gordon, Clement

MADISON, Wis. -- Statistics will show Wisconsin running backs Melvin Gordon and James White put together the best 1-2 rushing combination by teammates in the history of Division I college football last season. The duo did, after all, rush for 3,053 yards to set a single-season FBS record and become the first teammates to each run for at least 1,400 yards. Those numbers might sound...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Gordon says national championship is goal, but Anderson more guarded

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon very well may be a Heisman Trophy candidate in 2014. But when asked this week about his individual goals for the season, Gordon instead raised a few eyebrows with his declaration of team goals. "I didn't come back to win this or that, to win the Heisman," Gordon said Wednesday on a teleconference previewing Big Ten...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Injuries further Badgers' wide receiver concerns

MADISON, Wis. -- At times this spring, Wisconsin's wide receiver unit has resembled something of an infirmary all its own. And for a group desperately trying to prove it is not the weak link in the Badgers' offense, well, having an extraordinarily high number of injuries hasn't exactly inspired much confidence. Consider that three of the team's possible top four receivers...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

McEvoy flashes during Badgers spring game, will challenge for starting QB job

MADISON, Wis. -- Just when the race for Wisconsin's starting quarterback job was coming into focus, a 3 1/2-month hiatus now puts the kibosh on any new developments. Still, based on Tanner McEvoy's spring, talk among fans and college football enthusiasts is sure to sizzle into the summer and beyond. Wisconsin capped its 15-practice spring session with an annual spring game...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston 'not in the fight' for starting QB job

MADISON, Wis. -- When Bart Houston arrived on Wisconsin's campus two years ago, he figured his shot to be the team's starting quarterback would come in due time. Work hard, make smart decisions and accurate throws and the rest would fall into place. But that has not happened for Houston, a one-time four-star prospect from De La Salle High School in California. And now, the...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers coming out favorably in early top-25 predictions

The college basketball season has barely been polished off, and already there is talk looking ahead to 2014-15. If you're a Wisconsin basketball fan, you should be lapping up all the (way too) early top-25 predictions because the Badgers are included in just about everybody's national top-5 rankings. And who could blame them? With seven of the top eight players in the rotation...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers FB Derek Watt prepares for bigger role, possible TE duties

MADISON, Wis. -- A year ago, fullback Derek Watt touched the ball on approximately .004385 percent of plays during Wisconsin's entire football season. And if that number seems particularly miniscule to you, that's because it is. In total, Wisconsin ran 912 plays from scrimmage. Watt finished the season with one rush for eight yards and three catches for 20 yards with a touchdown...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Game time set for Wisconsin's season opener vs. LSU

MADISON, Wis. -- Kickoff for Wisconsin's Aug. 30 football season opener against LSU has been set for 8 p.m. CT. The announcement came Wednesday by ESPN, which will televise the game from NRG Stadium in Houston in prime time. Badgers coach Gary Andersen said last week that playing such an important game to open the season was a task his players were already embracing. "As...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Basketball: Ben Brust isn’t done yet

The 2014 draft class is absolutely loaded full of mega-athletes. Studs like Andrew Wiggins and Aaron Gordon who’s talent, along with size, reign supreme amongst the NCAA. Then there’s Ben Brust; the 6-foot-1, 196 pound sharpshooter out of Wisconsin. Brust, who graduates this spring, now enters his final stage of competitive hoops. Every team needs a sharp shooter, and for the...
Via isportsweb.com
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Questions remain in kicking game as Badgers enter summer sessions

MADISON, Wis. -- When Jack Russell's 36-yard field goal attempt sailed wide left during the first half of Wisconsin's spring game Saturday, the junior-to-be was disappointed in himself. But perhaps more disappointed was his head coach, Gary Andersen. The typically reserved Andersen, standing behind the play, muttered an expletive that made its way onto the Big Ten Network...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Despite size, little production, Doe wants to be top receiver

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin wide receiver Kenzel Doe, you may have heard by now, is not a particularly big man. At 5-foot-8, he is one of the shortest players on the team, in fact. And his weight of 170 pounds is less than every single player but one backup kicker. For the purpose of comparison, consider that the average height and weight of the Big Ten's top 10 receivers last...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Fast-developing Obasih ready to add toughness to Badgers' d-line

MADISON, Wis. -- To say Chikwe Obasih came from out of nowhere on Wisconsin's defensive line would not be an entirely fair statement. The guy was a force at Brookfield Central High, a first-team all-state pick and one of the top recruits in Wisconsin. Even last year when he wasn't playing, head coach Gary Andersen remembers Obasih being the toughest guy on the scout team...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers cornerback Shelton knows starting spot not assured

MADISON, Wis. -- Maybe it was the fever. Maybe it was complacency. Or perhaps it was a mixture of both. Whatever the case, Wisconsin cornerback Sojourn Shelton wasn't producing at an acceptable level at the midway point of Badgers spring practices a few weeks ago. So head coach Gary Andersen and cornerbacks coach Ben Strickland decided to let him know about it. "They expressed...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers recruit Happ an MVP and only will get better

Ethan Happ acknowledges he had no idea what to expect when he boarded an airplane headed for an international basketball tournament in Germany. He'd never been out of the country, and he would be playing alongside new teammates and against competitors whose talent level matched his own. "It was some of the best competition I've ever seen," said Happ, Wisconsin&...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft analyst Tony Pauline scouting report on Badgers players

I've known Tony Pauline for a long time. He has turned himself into one of the best draft analysts and experts by churning through game film and attending the postseason all-star games. Tony was kind enough to supply some of his time and give analysis of some former Wisconsin Badgers players who are hoping to get drafted this year. You can read more of Tony's stuff at his...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Dez Southward is 1st Badger taken in NFL Draft

Dez Southward’s play in 2013 may have seemed sporadic at best, but when he got in front of the NFL scouts during Wisconsin’s pro day, he shined. It paid off for the safety, as he became the 1st Badger to be selected in the 2014 NFL Draft. With the 4th pick in the 3rd Rd (68th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft, Falcons select S Dezmen Southward, Wisconsin #FalconsDraft #RiseUp ...
Via Madtown Badgers
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Most Important Badgers No. 22: Lee Musso

  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
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Russell to 2014 Badger football

Wisconsin Badger football may be the furthest thing from your mind, especially given the BBQ’s and festivals and Memorial Day activities going on. However, we’re just 97 days…err, Jack Russell, from the 2014 Badger football season kicking off. It’s just our second Badger football player on our countdown; so let’s get to it. Russell’s Story So Far: - Became the starting...
Via Madtown Badgers
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Most Important Badgers No. 19: Jack Russell

  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
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers' Clement catches own downfield pass

Corey Clement is in line to be Wisconsin's No. 2 running back this fall behind Melvin Gordon. He's not listed on the depth chart at quarterback or wide receiver, although maybe he should be. In a video he posted on Instagram, Clement is shown throwing a pass downfield -- which appears to travel at least 25-30 yards -- and then running after it to make the catch. Perhaps...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Most Important Badgers No. 18: Sam Arneson

  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 North
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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