Melvin Gordon Can Be a Great Back. Can Wisconsin Be a Great Team?

The trick to keeping your composure — and your lunch — on those mid-summer stair runs is a sturdy meal.Weeks before camp, Wisconsin...
Via Athlon Sports
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

UW Volleyball opens 2014 season with sweep of Louisville

In just one season the Wisconsin Badgers volleyball team went from afterthought in the Big Ten to being one of the top teams in the country. After a run to the National Championship game in 2013, the Badgers began 2014 as the No. 6-ranked team in the country. At the annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge, the Badgers didn’t disappoint the pollsters thanks to a sweep of the Louisville Cardinals...
Via Madtown Badgers
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers at LSU Tigers: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

The Wisconsin Badgers and LSU Tigers will face off against one another on Saturday night in a match-up of Big Ten and SEC schools. No. 14 Wisconsin and No. 13 LSU find themselves jockeying for position the moment the season starts. A win means moving up while a loss will severely hurt their chances of making the NCAA playoffs. Coverage of the contest between Wisconsin and LSU will...
Via Tireball.com
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Brent Musberger Calls Arkansas The “Badgers”

Looks like Brent Musberger is a little confused. Not his fault though. Brett Bielema is doing his best to turn the Arkansas Razorbacks into the Wisconsin Badgers. Hell, he’s even punted on 4th down from Auburn’s 35 TWICE instead of going for it or kicking a long field goal. [@cjzero] The post Brent Musberger Calls Arkansas The “Badgers” appeared first on Diehardsport.
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Hospitalized Wisconsin lineman Zagzebski out of hospital

Wisconsin suffered a tough loss Saturday night in Houston against LSU, but the concern for injured fifth-year senior Konrad Zagzebski was far more serious than the result of the game. Zagzebski was taken off the field on a stretcher following a collision in Saturday night’s game. He was taken to a hospital and has since been released, which is always good news. The defensive...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon Talks Hip Flexor Injury, Takes Responsibility For Not Playing Through It

Melvin Gordon put up big numbers in Saturday’s game against LSU, rushing for 140 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries, helping his Badgers get out to a big lead. In the second half, however, Gordon’s carry load shrunk, as did Wisconsin’s lead, and the Tigers shut out the Badgers in the fourth quarter and won the game late. There has been a lot of confusion as to the reason why...
Via College Spun
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Editorial Section: Controversies In Poll Voting… And Wisconsin

In yesterday’s Editors’ Roundtable at TSS, we looked at two of the more significant games from week one and identified our off-the-radar developments from the opening weekend of the new season. Today, we take a broader look at the college football landscape by examining two basic kinds of controversies: voting… and Wisconsin’s quarterback situation. * Question No. 1: What...
Via The Student Section
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin shuts down starting QB Joel Stave indefinitely

Now we know why Wisconsin played QB Tanner McEvoy all game in the loss to LSU. The true starting QB, Joel Stave, is lost indefinitely. He’s shut down for a very long time, and don’t be shocked if he doesn’t return at all this season. UW head coach Gary Andersen announced Tuesday, regarding Joel Stave: “Joel has been dealing with some issues with his throwing shoulder for...
Via The Sports Bank
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Joel Stave shut down with another shoulder injury, T.J. Watt out too

Wisconsin junior quarterback Joel Stave and freshman tight end T.J. Watt will both miss time due to injuries, UW head coach Gary Andersen announced Tuesday, via press release from UW athletic communications. “T.J. suffered a right knee injury during camp which required surgery,” Andersen said in the release. “He will miss an extended amount of time but we hope to have him back...
Via Madtown Badgers
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The B1G West just became a cluster

On Twitter @TheCoachBart You know that moment you wake up in the middle of the night and it sounds like War of the Worlds is going on outside because there’s a storm, and you wake up the next morning, limbs down, chicken coop turned on its side, lawn furniture all over the yard? Or for a college reference, you know the frat house basement the morning after the first weekend of...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary Andersen And Joel Stave Say That The Quarterback Is Not Injured, Wisconsin Continues To Be Confounding

Joel Stave and Tanner McEvoy.(Twitter/@BTNTomDienhart) Over the weekend, there was a ton of confusion over Melvin Gordon’s lack of touches in the second half. Head coach Gary Andersen and Gordon seemed to be out of sync in terms of the issue, and now it looks like Andersen is having similar communication breakdowns when it comes to quarterback Joel Stave.  Previously, Andersen...
Via College Spun
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA: Could Wisconsin Return To The Final Four?

In the weeks and months leading up to the start of practices in October, we’ll take a look at some of the biggest teams, players and stories for the 2014-15 NCAA college basketball season. Each team has one burning question we’ll take a look at. Consider this a PSA of sorts. The Wisconsin Badgers are […] NCAA: Could Wisconsin Return To The Final Four? - Hoops Habit - Hoops...
Via NBA Draft Blog
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin QB Tanner McEvoy Was ‘Disgusted’ With His Performance Against LSU

Tanner McEvoy made his first start at quarterback for the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday night, and unfortunately for him, it didn’t go so well. McEvoy went an abysmal 8-for-24 with 50 yards passing, no touchdowns and two touchdowns against LSU, and ran for 40 yards on six carries. Today, while discussing his performance, McEvoy didn’t hold back, saying he was “disgusted”...
Via College Spun
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin QB Joel Stave Is Out Indefinitely Because He Has ‘The Yips’

Joel Stave started all 13 games for the Wisconsin Badgers in 2013, throwing for nearly 2,500 yards and 22 touchdowns. So it was a bit of a surprise when Stave sat out the team’s 2014 opener, a 28-24 loss to LSU. A few days later, Badgers head coach Gary Anderson appeared to have the answer, revealing that Stave would be shut down indefinitely because of an injury to his throwing...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

McEvoy 'disgusted' by 'bad game' vs. LSU; Houston now backup QB

MADISON, Wis. -- Statistics will show Tanner McEvoy put together a historically bad quarterbacking performance for Wisconsin during its season opener. In almost any way, this is a fact that cannot be disputed. McEvoy, making the first start at quarterback in his Badgers career against LSU, completed 8 of 24 passes Saturday night for 50 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Warren Herring, Derek Watt to miss extended time for Badgers

The Wisconsin Badgers 28-24 loss to LSU was more costly than just the 0-1 record, as we saw defensive linemen Konrad Zagzebski and Warren Herring go down. Zagzebski appears like he will return in a few weeks, but the status of Herring was a bit murkier. On Wednesday night, Jim Polzin of the Wisconsin State Journal is reporting that Herring is set to miss some extended time with a...
Via Madtown Badgers
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers vs. Western Illinois Preview: 5 Things to Watch For

Time to pick yourselves up, dust off all the pebbles from the temporary artificial turf at NRG Stadium and move forward for the Wisconsin Badgers. While another close loss hurts, there’s nothing like a game the very next week to help you get over that loss.  Also helping matters is the fact that the next opponent is Western Illinois. There’s nothing like an FCS opponent to help...
Via Madtown Badgers
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Alvarez sees Joel Stave saga as overblown

Full on damage control, or brutal honesty? Considering what took place from Saturday night to Tuesday night, it’s telling that Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez had to come out and speak to the media to quell some of the firestorm building up.  On Wednesday, Alvarez spoke to Andy Baggot of the Wisconsin State Journal about the last of a PR nightmare — the Joel Stave...
Via Madtown Badgers
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers vs. Western Illinois Leathernecks: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday the Wisconsin Badgers will host the Western Illinois Leathernecks. A week after blowing a big second half lead No. 18 Wisconsin (0-1) will seek its first victory with Tanner McEvoy again under center. This time they take on Western Illinois (1-0) of the MVFC. Coverage of the game between Wisconsin and Western Illinois will air on the Big Ten Network beginning at 12:00...
Via Tireball.com
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin vs. Western Illinois Preview: Breakdown, predictions and prognostications

Wisconsin is looking to bounce back after another in a long list of moments missed over the past five years. Luckily, a return to the friendly confines of Camp Randall Stadium and an FCS opponent await a Badger team with plenty to prove.  The Leathernecks are coming off an impressive 45-6 victory over Valparaiso, but the reality is we’re talking about a team with 16 returning...
Via Madtown Badgers
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wisconsin Starts Game With a Safety Thanks to Brain Fart By Western Illinois Returner

If there is a record for it  the Wisconsin Badgers probably broke the record for quickest points in a football game against Western Illinois--and they didn't even have to touch the ball!@SBNationGIF/TwitterRead more »
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin 37, Western Illinois 7: Badgers get it going in 2nd half for the win

Was it pretty? No. Are there still things to work on? Yes. However, the Badgers found a formula that worked for them in the second half on the way to a 37-7 victory over Western Illinois in the home opener of the 2014 season. Wisconsin passed it’s way out of danger and dominated the second half to improve to 1-1 on the year. This one got off to a strange start, as Western Illinois...
Via Madtown Badgers
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers football: Is this 2006 all over again for UW?

“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” — Edmond Burke Those words are a sort of credo for my life in general, but they are also words that all Wisconsin Badger fans should put in the back of their mind. Why? It’s because those words can help us explain what we are seeing unfold in front of us on a weekly basis. After watching Saturday’s struggle against...
Via Madtown Badgers
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers freshmen watch - Game 2

Playing an FCS team is often a chance to get younger players some on-field chances and Wisconsin is no different. After playing six "true" freshman in Week 1 against LSU, three more saw the field against Western Illinois. If my math is correct -- and even I can figure this one out -- that makes nine "true" freshman to play for the Badgers this season, or one more...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers bye week TV viewers guide

A bye week can be a black hole in the lives of those who live and breath Wisconsin Badgers football (ourselves included). Luckily it’s also a chance for us to take a look at the rest of the conference and college football world. While we love our Badgers, after losing to LSU in Week 1, the reality is what happens around the rest of college football will affect Wisconsin’s chances...
Via Madtown Badgers
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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