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Justin Lawler, Joe Ostman shine during Shrine Game practices

Physically speaking, there isn’t a lot in common between Justin Lawler and Joe Ostman. Even though they both play defensive end for the West roster here at the 93rd East-West Shrine Game, they’re not very much alike at all.Lawler, from SMU, appears straight out of central casting for the position. A strapping 6-foot-4 and 264 pounds, he wears his weight comfortably across a rocked...
Via RealGM - NBA
January 17, 2018  |  Discuss

10 most surprising college basketball teams

Now that conference play is fully in swing, college basketball’s season is starting to make a little more sense. Every game is like another piece added to the puzzle that makes the landscape of the sport make a little more sense. With most teams having played half their games now, including a few tough ones in their league, it’s easier to see which teams hot or slow starts aren’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 19, 2018  |  Discuss

Wisconsin football recruiting: 2018 CB Jairus Brents reportedly visiting Badgers

Plus an update on Josh Jackson. With 19 scholarship players already signed to play for the Wisconsin Badgers in the class of 2018, head coach Paul Chryst and his staff still appear to be looking to add more talented players in this recruiting cycle. Four-star Kentucky cornerback Jairus Brents is a name to watch, and according to one recruiting service, appears to be visiting Madison...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
January 19, 2018

Wisconsin extends Paul Chryst's contract through 2023

The University of Wisconsin is very satisfied with the job head football coach Paul Chryst is doing and has rewarded him with a contract extension. On Friday, the university’s Athletic Board approved a contract that keeps Chryst locked in through Jan. 31, 2023, per FOX 11 in Madison, Wisc.This is a continuation of what the school has done the past two years with Chryst, who had extra...
Via Sportsnaut
January 19, 2018  |  Discuss

Wisconsin basketball recruiting: Badgers offer four-star guard Tyger Campbell, per report

An intriguing player, but can the Badgers make a mark? Still looking for another piece to the 2018 class, the Wisconsin Badgers’ men’s basketball coaching staff has reportedly offered a four-star guard from Indiana. According to GiveNGo’s Pat Lawless, Wisconsin offered La Porte, Ind. (La Lumiere School) standout Tyger Campbell. For that matter, Campbell retweeted Lawless’s tweet...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
January 20, 2018

Wisconsin women’s hockey escapes Bemidji with win, tie

Badgers challenged on road by unranked Beavers In a battle of the Bucky’s (Bemidji State’s mascot is named “Bucky Beaver”), the top-ranked Wisconsin women’s hockey team avoided disaster in a difficult road test at Bemidji State, taking five out of six possible points with an overtime win on Friday and a shootout win on Saturday. In game one, the Badgers cruised to a 3–0 lead thanks...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
29 days ago

What do you want in a Badgers-based podcast?

Participate in our survey to give us your thoughts! Hello everyone! B5Q is in the beginning stages of developing its own Wisconsin Badgers-focused podcast to hopefully be released in the coming future. We invite you all—the fans—to participate in a short survey about podcasts you listen to. It should only take 5-10 minutes of your time, and we would appreciate any feedback you...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
29 days ago

Wisconsin men’s hockey upsets No. 1 Notre Dame

Badgers grab signature win against Irish in Chicago After a flat-footed start to the new year, No. 18 Wisconsin men’s hockey (12–12–3) went into Sunday’s game against No. 1 Notre Dame (19–4–1) at the United Center in Chicago looking for the type of signature win that can redeem a season. The Badgers got it. And how. Wisconsin beat the top-rated Irish 5–0 in front of 9,313 at the...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
28 days ago

Wisconsin WR George Rushing heading to Buffalo as transfer, per report

Best wishes to the former Badgers wide receiver. A Wisconsin Badgers wide receiver will reportedly head to the MAC to finish his collegiate career. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jeff Potrykus reported on Sunday night that George Rushing will transfer to Buffalo for his final year of eligibility next season. Rushing later retweeted Potrykus’ news as well, though the school has...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
28 days ago

Wisconsin represented well in Super Bowl LII

Of course, more Badgers are playing in the biggest game of the year. Another year, another former set of Wisconsin Badgers slated to play on the biggest stage. The New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles both clinched Super Bowl LII berths on Sunday. With that, former Wisconsin running backs James White and Corey Clement, along with defensive tackle Beau Allen will have the...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
28 days ago

Wisconsin football recruiting: Badgers offer 2019 DT Joshua Harris, 2020 QB Max Johnson

Recruiting season never stops. It may be quiet on the football front for the Wisconsin Badgers as winter conditioning began on Monday, but that does not mean recruiting season stops. Roxboro, N.C. (Person) defensive tackle Joshua Harris tweeted on Monday that he was offered by the Wisconsin coaching staff. Harris, rated a three-star recruit by 247Sports and Rivals, was also offered...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
27 days ago

Wisconsin football starts 2018 winter conditioning

The grind begins for the Badgers. The Wisconsin Badgers’ 2018 season doesn't start with the first game vs. Western Kentucky on Aug. 31, or the start of fall camp in late summer, or during spring practices just a couple of months away. It started Monday, as Wisconsin began its winter conditioning program. UW released some pictures and a video on Tuesday via Twitter, as players were...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
26 days ago

Wisconsin football recruiting: Badgers offer 2019 DE Marcus Stripling, TE Garmon Randolph

Two more offers from the Badgers. Looks like the Wisconsin Badgers coaching staff continues to offer high school prospects. On Tuesday morning, Houston (Mayde Creek), defensive end and top-100 player Marcus Stripling tweeted that he received an offer from Wisconsin. 247Sports, ESPN, and Rivals all rate Stripling as a four-star recruit and among the best players in the nation. 247Sports...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
26 days ago

Wisconsin women’s hockey third-quarter report shows road troubles

A look at the Badgers as they head into the final stretch of the season. The Wisconsin women’s hockey team (24–1–1) is three quarters through the regular season and jumping around into final stretch of the season. While there are a great many positives for this team that persist from my mid-season recap, the recent struggles against Bemidji are reason to take a closer look to see...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
25 days ago

Wisconsin football recruiting: Badgers offer 2019 CB Semar Melvin, 2020 QB Harrison Bailey

More recruiting highlights, including an offer to a standout corner from a familiar school. St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., should be a familiar name for Wisconsin Badgers fans. Former UW standouts like running back James White, safety Dezmen Southward, and linebacker Conor O’Neill all hailed from the Florida powerhouse years ago and wore the cardinal and...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
25 days ago

Bucky’s 5th Podcast, Episode 1: Breaking down Wisconsin’s Troy Fumagalli, Garret Dooley at the Senior Bowl

Bucky’s 5th Podcast is off and running! You answered our survey, and we hope to deliver what Wisconsin Badgers fans want in a podcast. We bust out our new Badgers-centric show with some great guests in B5Q and Acme Packing Company’s Owen Riese and Pewter Report’s Trevor Sikkema, as they are down in Mobile, Ala., for the Reese’s Senior Bowl watching former college standouts showcase...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
25 days ago

No. 6 Michigan St beats Wisconsin 76-61 on day AD retires

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Miles Bridges scored 24 points and No. 6 Michigan State beat the Wisconsin Badgers 71-62 on Friday night, less than 12 hours after athletic director Mark Hollis announced his retirement amid the outcry over how the school handled allegations against Larry Nassar.
Via AP on Yahoo
23 days ago

Wisconsin football recruiting: 2019 S Bryson Shaw commits to Badgers

A fast, projected defensive back verbally pledges to the Badgers The Wisconsin Badgers’ class of 2019 added another standout on Saturday night. Potomac, Md. (Bullis School), recruit Bryson Shaw announced on Twitter that he verbally committed to Wisconsin. Shaw is rated as a three-star recruit at safety by both 247Sports’ composite rankings and Rivals. According to 247Sports, he...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
22 days ago

Wisconsin football recruiting: 2019 WR Nolan Groulx commits to Badgers

What’s shaping up to be a historic offensive class just landed itself a top-notch wide receiver. In the past few seasons, the Wisconsin Badgers have been able to land themselves classes with highly promising wide receivers who have been able to emerge as on the field playmakers quite quickly. On Sunday, the Badgers found themselves a potential star for 2019 and beyond when Nolan...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
22 days ago

Maddie Rolfes, Maddie Rowe power Wisconsin women’s hockey sweep of St. Cloud

The Badgers’ magic number is one game (three points). The top-ranked Wisconsin women’s hockey team (26–1–1) continued its march toward a conference championship by sweeping St. Cloud State (6–17–3) this weekend in front of a pair of sold-out crowds. On Saturday, Maddie Rowe scored two goals and Kristen Campbell pitched a simple 13-save shutout in a rather routine 4–0 victory. Badger...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
21 days ago

WATCH: Badger Sports Report with Greg Gard Week of 01/28/18

The Badgers fell twice in two more B1G road games this week. Falling at Iowa and in E. Lansing against Michigan State. Matt Lepay and Greg Gard discuss the way former coach DIck Bennett has been a sounding board for Coach Gard. We hear from Brad Davison about his troublesome shoulder and look at a couple Badgers that former their friendship before coming to Madison - Aleem Ford...
Via Wisconsin Badgers Athletics
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin basketball recruiting: Badgers offer 2018 PG Xavier Pinson

The Badgers look for help in Chicagoland. Following a night when Badger basketball might have possibly found rock bottom on the season, there’s a possibility of hope on the horizon. This week, the Badgers made a formal offer to Chicago (Simeon) 2018 point guard Xavier Pinson. Pinson, who was on campus for the Nebraska game, is a fast-rising senior on the national stage with a game...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
20 days ago

Despite Missing Hand and Finger, Shaquem Griffin and Troy Fumagalli Prove They Belong

UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin and Wisconsin tight end Troy Fumagalli were both born with amniotic band syndrome, which eventually required amputation.
Via BaltimoreRavens.com
19 days ago

Paul Bunyan’s Axe jokes flow during Super Bowl week in Minnesota

It’s not getting old anytime soon. With Super Bowl LII taking place in Minnesota this week, some former Wisconsin Badgers are enjoying a fun fact about the program’s most beloved relic that has not been seen in the Gopher State for quite some time. (Fourteen years to be exact, but who’s counting?) A little earlier on Wednesday, former Wisconsin and current Philadelphia Eagles safety...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
18 days ago

Wisconsin football recruiting: 2018 CB Rachad Wildgoose, Jr. reportedly visiting this weekend

Plus, a four-star 2019 Badgers commit is offered by an SEC powerhouse. National Signing Day is less than a week away, but it appears the Wisconsin Badgers will have a chance to impress one more prep standout before Feb. 7. According to both 247Sports and Rivals, 2018 cornerback Rachad Wildgoose, Jr. will be visiting Wisconsin this weekend. Rivals states the Miami, Fla. (Northwestern...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
18 days ago
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