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UW women’s hockey captures WCHA Final Face-Off title

While most of the attention of the Border Battle between the Wisconsin Badgers and Minnesota Gophers surrounds the infamous Battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe, perhaps the most competitive and heated matchup comes on the ice. Yes, the Badgers and Gophers women’s hockey teams have the most intriguing matchup in the rivalry, and on Sunday afternoon that played out in the WCHA women...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Wisconsin's Hayes named first-team all-Big Ten

Wisconsin Badgers forward Nigel Hayes was named first team all-Big Ten on Monday, after leading the Badgers to a 12-6 record in the conference.Hayes, one of two returning starters from the team that reached the national championship game, was a steadying influence on a young Wisconsin squad that exceeded expectations transitioning from Bo Ryan to interim coach Greg Gard early in...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

REPORT: Badgers to introduce Greg Gard as permanent head coach Tuesday

The foregone conclusion will come to its conclusion on Tuesday, as Jim Polzin of the Wisconsin State Journal is reporting the Wisconsin Badgers will introduce Greg Gard as the new permanent head coach for the men’s basketball program. According to the report, the UW Board of Regents will hold an emergency meeting at 5p.m. on Monday, to “consider an employment agreement and compensation...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Nigel Hayes leads Badgers in Big Ten postseason honors

The Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team’s incredible run to a 3rd place finish in the Big Ten conference had to be rewarded. On Monday, the conference coaches and media released their postseason awards and that was exactly what happened. Leading the way was junior forward Nigel Hayes, who was selected 1st team All-Big Ten by both the coaches and the media. Hayes was one of...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Greg Gard has interim tag removed by Wisconsin

Since Greg Gard took over for the legendary Bo Ryan in Madison, the Wisconsin Badgers have gone 13-6 as the interim head coach. Thanks to that performance, reports are saying that interim he will be no longer. According to a report by Greg Sprout of the Wisconsin State Journal, Gard will be introduced as the Badgers’ full-time head coach on Tuesday. Greg Gard will be introduced...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Red Wisconsin Concept Helmet Features A Giant Badger Logo

It’s the college football off-season, so it’s a perfect time to have some fun with concept helmet and uniforms created by the various graphic designers on social media. Fresh Football Helmets tried out a new Wisconsin concept, using a red base with a bold white center stripe, and a giant Badger logo on the side.  This helmet’s a pretty big departure to what the Badgers normally...
Via College Spun
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Huskers D stops Badgers in Big Ten tourney

The defending Big Ten tournament champs won’t be cutting down the nets for a second-straight year, as the 11th-seeded Nebraska Cornhuskers used a suffocating defense and just enough offense to send the 6th-seeded Wisconsin Badgers packing, 70-58. Nebraska got 20 points from 2nd team All-Big Ten wing Shavon Shields and held Wisconsin to just 30 percent shooting from the field en...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Recent struggles show cracks in Badgers NCAA tourney hopes

As hot as the Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team was to end the Big Ten regular season, things are cooled off considerably at the worst possible time. Finishing the regular season with 11 wins in 13 games was certainly something to write home about. However, one of those two losses came in the regular season finale at Purdue and with UW’s shocking one-and-done exit in the...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Wisconsin’s lineman field punts to brighten your day

Like all other D-I football programs, the Wisconsin Badgers started their spring practices this past week, and decided to start them out with a little fun, because why the heck not? The Badgers capped off their spring ball opening practice by pitting the offensive and defensive lines against each other in a punt fielding competition. And lucky for us, they caught it on video for...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers 2016 Spring Football Preview: Quarterback

Quarterback battle? Tell Wisconsin Badgers fans something they don’t know. What will be new is there will be no inevitable Joel Stave victory at the end of it all. Previous Previews: Running Back | Linebacker | Safety | Tight Ends As Joel Stave moves on after re-writing plenty of the Badgers’ record book at quarterback, Wisconsin faces a big question mark with a difficult schedule...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Badgers get No. 7 seed, face Pitt in NCAA tournament opener

In what was perhaps the most improbable run to the NCAA tournament in school history, a once-dead Wisconsin Badgers program is officially going dancing for the 18th straight season. On Sunday, the NCAA tournament selection committee announced the Badgers as the No. 7 seed in the East regional. UW will face a matchup with No. 10 Pittsburgh Panthers in St. Louis, Mo. on Friday, March...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Enter to Win our MadTownBadgers tournament challege

It’s NCAA tournament time, and it means two things to us here at MadTownBadgers — the Wisconsin Badgers in the tournament and time for us to get our bracket challenge on! This year it is on the ESPN bracket challenge. Bragging rights and gear from the new and improving MadTownBadgers store are on the line!! Winner gets a MTB hoodie, while 2nd and 3rd place will receive their...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Wisconsin holds awesome NCAA record

The Wisconsin Badgers have been one of the more consistent programs in the NCAA the last few years. They proved that this season when they maintained a pretty big streak on Sunday. The Badgers were selected to their 14th straight NCAA Tournament on Sunday, landing a No. 7 seed in the Big Dance. This moves their current lead in a cool streak up in both football and basketball. Wisconsin...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Badgers ready to invade the Big Apple

Five Badgers will descend upon Madison Square Garden on Thursday as the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships begin in New York City. No.2 seed Isaac Jordan (165 pounds) and No.12 Ryan Taylor (133) lead the way for the Badgers. Both are making their third appearances at the NCAA Tournament. Ricky Robertson (174) is at the national tournament for the second time in his career, while...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Badgers RB Montee Ball facing felony domestic battery charges from 2014 incident

Montee Ball has gone from record-breaking and beloved Wisconsin Badgers running back to NFL bust and now a two-time alleged abuser. After being charged with domestic battery and related charges from an incident in a Madison hotel back in February, Ball is facing a new set of very serious charges for a separate incident back in 2014. According to Ed Trevelen of Madison.com, Ball is...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nigel Hayes professes crush on Glee star

Last year we all remember Wisconsin Badgers forward Nigel Hayes accidentally announcing how cute he thought the stenographer was at the NCAA tournament. It was an embarrassing moment to say the least, but Hayes decided to one-up himself at the 2016 NCAA tournament. This time, it was on purpose though. He professed that he had a crush on a certain star of the TV show Glee. Just who...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Badgers hockey at crossroads with Mike Eaves not retained

After winning just 12 games in the past two seasons, what was long rumored became official on Friday morning. Wisconsin Badgers men’s hockey coach Mike Eaves will not be retained by AD Barry Alvarez. It was a brutal end to a 14-year career as the head coach, which included a 2006 national championship, a runner-up finish in 2010 and 26 NHL players. He leaves Wisconsin with a career...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

5 Names Badgers hockey need to consider in replacing Mike Eaves

Barry Alvarez and the Wisconsin Badgers athletic department staff are now tasked with finding its second head coach in as many weeks, after firing both Bobbie Kelsey (women’s basketball) and Mike Eaves (men’s hockey) following early exits from their respective Big Ten tournaments. Lat week we focused on five names UW should be looking at in hiring Kelsey’s replacement. This...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Wisconsin Star Sam Dekker Just Ethered A Twitter Troll

Sam Dekker played for Wisconsin for three years, and during his time on campus, the Badgers had arguably their most successful run in school history. Dekker’s final two years saw his team reach the Final Four and the national championship game. Somehow, that isn’t good enough, according to one Twitter troll. After Dekker made a comment about Iowa’s loss to Villanova Saturday...
Via College Spun
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Xavier Basketball vs. Wisconsin Basketball preview and prediction

A berth to the Sweet 16 is on the line tonight for Xavier Basketball. As the Musketeers meet the Wisconsin Badgers, last years NCAA Tournament runner up. The winner heads on to Philadelphia to face Notre Dame next Friday night. Xavier advanced to the second round with a win over Weber State. While Wisconsin won Friday over Pittsburgh. A look at Wisconsin… From an outsiders perspective...
Via isportsweb.com
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Sam Dekker shoots down Twitter troll

Villanova advanced to the Sweet 16 by way of an 87-68 victory over Iowa on Sunday. Among those who enjoyed the loss of Iowa was Sam Dekker, who spent three years playing against the Hawkeyes in the Big Ten as a member of the Wisconsin Badgers. With Iowa down big, Dekker decided to throw a little salt in the wound of his former opponents with the following tweet.  Time for Iowa...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Murray has ultimate sad face after Xavier loses

Nothing showed the heartbreak of Xavier fans quite like Bill Murray's reaction to his Musketeers losing to Wisconsin 66-63 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. Wisconsin won on a last-second 3-point by Bronson Koenig that sent the Badgers to the Sweet Sixteen: Bronson Koenig game winner! pic.twitter.com/D8l02liTpz — ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD_) March 21, 2016 ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Wisconsin stuns Xavier on buzzer beater

In what has been one of the craziest NCAA Tournaments we have seen in some time, the upsets continue to come as the Wisconsin Badgers, who have had a roller coaster of a season, put away the No. 2 seed Xavier on a crazy buzzer-beating shot by Bronson Koenig. The game looked like it would be going to over time, but Koenig and the Badgers had something to say about that. With the game...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Frank Kaminsky's reaction to Wisconsin buzzer beater

Bronson Koenig hit the shot of the NCAA Tournament tonight. The Wisconsin guard nailed a fadeaway 3-pointer as time was expiring to give the No. 7 seeded Badgers the 66-63 win against No. 2 seed Xavier.  You can watch the play here.  The Wisconsin fans at the game went nuts, but the best reaction comes from former UW star Frank Kaminsky, who was nervously watching the game and...
Via College Spun
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bronson Koenig hits game-winning buzzer beater over Xavier

Bronson Koenig is a three-point machine…at least he was on Sunday night, and it was a damn good thing for his Wisconsin Badgers. After going 5 of 11 from beyond the arc, the Badgers had 2.0 seconds left and the ball out of bounds. What proceeded will make Koenig a legend in UW basketball history: The post WATCH: Bronson Koenig hits game-winning buzzer beater over Xavier appeared...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss
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