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Badgers in the NFL: Conference championships preview

One former Badger remains as the NFL season moves to championship weekend. Past notes, highlights and stories on former Badgers in the NFL A complete list of former Badgers currently on active NFL roster Four entered, one remains. As the NFL moves to championship weekend, here’s how former Wisconsin Badgers fared in the 2017 divisional round. James White, New England Patriots...
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5 days ago

The Big Ten basketball season is taking shape

Wisconsin is in the hunt for its 16th straight season of finishing fourth or better in conference play. Prior to the beginning of the 2016-17 season, the Big Ten featured five ranked teams: No. 9 Wisconsin, No. 11 Indiana, No. 12 Michigan State, No. 15 Purdue and No. 25 Maryland. Nearly two-and-a-half months later, we are now entering the fourth week of play of the Big Ten season...
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5 days ago

No. 17 Badgers survive, top Michigan 68-64

MADISON, Wis. -- Bronson Koenig scored 16 points, 10 in a key run that turned the game around, and No. 17 Wisconsin survived a scare from Michigan 68-64 on Tuesday night.Michigan (12-7, 2-4 Big Ten) seemed to have Wisconsin (15-3, 4-1) on the ropes at one point in the second half. Wisconsin's Ethan Happ went to the bench with his third foul early and could largely only watch as the...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan falls to No. 17 Wisconsin, 68-64

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Bronson Koenig scored 16 points, 10 in a key run that turned the game around, and No. 17 Wisconsin survived a scare from Michigan 68-64 on Tuesday night.Michigan (12-7, 2-4 Big Ten) seemed to have Wisconsin (15-3, 4-1) on the ropes at one point in the second half. Wisconsin's Ethan Happ went to the bench with his third foul early and could largely only watch...
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Dare Ogunbowale off to good start at East-West Shrine Game

The former Wisconsin RB looks to make a name for himself early in the NFL draft process. After two days of practice at the East-West Shrine Game, there has been money made and lost by prospects. With a group of NFL hopefuls, there is no shortage of talent in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Wisconsin Badgers’ only prospect in attendance this season, Dare Ogunbowale, has impressed thus...
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5 days ago

Wisconsin rides Bronson Koenig to second-half surge in win vs. Michigan

It wasn’t easy, but the Badgers’ second-half performance avoided what would have been a tough loss to the Wolverines. On a night when Michigan and Wisconsin matched their natural environment in the first half—ice-cold—both teams summoned the summer solstice for a scorching second half riddled with back-and-forth runs. Eventually the Badgers pulled out a win 68-64 win against...
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5 days ago

Wisconsin players to watch in 2017: WR Quintez Cephus

A young contributor has a chance to blossom further next season. With the 2016 college football season now in the books, B5Q looks ahead to 2017 and a Wisconsin Badgers program building off its 11-win campaign. In the coming days, we’ll profile certain players who could be in line to play a significant role in what will be head coach Paul Chryst’s third year guiding UW. Whether...
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5 days ago

Wisconsin is the place for women’s sports

Badgers fans get behind women’s athletics in a big way. Badgers fans, you should be pretty darned proud of yourselves. On Saturday, Wisconsin broke the NCAA single-game women’s hockey attendance record during the Fill the Bowl event at the Kohl Center. 15,359 Badgers faithful watched as No. 1 Wisconsin completed a sweep against St. Cloud State after blitzing the Huskies 9-0...
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4 days ago

Wisconsin players to watch in 2017: OLBs Zack Baun and Christian Bell

At a critical position, at least two players need to step up at outside linebacker in 2017. With the 2016 college football season now in the books, B5Q looks ahead to 2017 and a Wisconsin Badgers program building off its 11-win campaign. In the coming days, we’ll profile certain players who could be in line to play a significant role in what will be head coach Paul Chryst’s third...
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4 days ago

NC State hires former Wisconsin DB to coach safeties

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State has hired former Wisconsin defensive back Aaron Henry to coach its safeties. Coach Dave Doeren announced Henry's hiring Friday. Henry spent last season as the cornerbacks coach at Rutgers and before that he was a graduate assistant at Arkansas from 2014-15. Doeren recruited Henry to Wisconsin a decade ago when he was an assistant with...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: Wisconsin RB Dare Ogunbowale on East-West Shrine Game, NFL preparation

The former walk-on is turning heads down in Florida. From one of the last players on the 105-man roster in 2012 summer camp to a team captain and on the doorstep of the NFL, running back Dare Ogunbowale exemplifies Wisconsin's walk-on legacy. Ogunbowale is now in the Tampa area, practicing and competing in the East-West Shrine Game (Saturday at 2 p.m. CST, NFL Network). He spoke...
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2 days ago

Are the Badgers living a lie?

The Minnesota Gophers head to Madison this weekend to renew a border battle that’s finally getting interesting again. One of the best stories in Big Ten hockey this year has been the resurgence of the Wisconsin Badgers. From Luke Kunin’s striking resemblance to a sort-of-Zach Parise and a halfsies Mikko Koivu on the ice, to Tony Granato’s steady elevation of his team’s game...
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2 days ago

Minnesota hopes to get back on track vs. rival Wisconsin

MINNEAPOLIS -- Sitting among the top teams in the Big Ten and being ranked nationally is nothing new for the Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team. Typically, a veteran-laden team, this year is no different with four seniors starting and Wisconsin ranked No. 17 in the country. This season is very different for Saturday's opponent, the Minnesota Gophers. Coming off an eight-win...
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2 days ago

Dare Ogunbowale taking advantage of every opportunity in path to NFL

The former walk-on works to find a home on an NFL roster. There’s a theme among walk-ons that’s prevalent at the University of Wisconsin: you never know when you have to step up, but when your number’s called, you have to take advantage of your opportunities. A roster spot opened up midway through the Wisconsin Badgers’ 2012 fall camp, allowing Dare Ogunbowale to join the...
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1 day ago

Wisconsin football recruiting: OL Blake Smithback accepts walk-on offer

Another in-state product committing to UW. While the Wisconsin Badgers are finished with the 2017 recruiting class more or less, they’re still tying up some loose ends on filling out their roster with the best players inside the state borders. This includes offensive lineman Blake Smithback, who decommitted from FCS program South Dakota State in favor of Wisconsin’s walk-on...
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1 day ago

Wisconsin football recruiting: Badgers offer 2018 RB Jamal Elliott, WR Meechi Harris

Lots of offers from Wisconsin after the dead period lifted With the most recent recruiting “dead period” having come and gone, the Wisconsin Badgers coaching staff has been busy on the road. This past week, they visited current verbally committed prospects and offered a handful of scholarship to 2018 prospects. [Ed. note: Please note there were several offers that were publicized...
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1 day ago

Walk-On Wisconsin podcast: Kyle Zuleger on special teams, "meeting" LeBron James

Great chat with the dependable special teams standout. Former Wisconsin Badgers running back/safety Kyle Zuleger played 52 games in his career, though fans may not have seen him much on the field on offense or defense. He made his living on special teams, earning prominent roles on return and coverage units. At the Red Smith Banquet in Appleton, Wis., Joel and Jake spoke with Zuleger...
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1 day ago

Big 2nd period lifts Wisconsin Badgers over Minnesota Golden Gophers

The Badgers scores 3 times in 5 minutes to beat the Gophers 5-3 Hockey Day Minnesota continues on as the Minnesota Gophers took to the ice against the Wisconsin Badgers at the Kohl Center in Madison. The Gophers came out looking pretty good in the game, but a big 2nd period by the Badgers would doom the Gophers who would fall to the rival Badgers . Will Johnson would start the...
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1 day ago

Wisconsin Women’s Hockey: Badgers edge North Dakota 3-2

Two second-period goals are the difference for Wisconsin MADISON — For a Wisconsin team that hasn’t had to fight and claw for too many wins this season, their 3-2 victory at home on Saturday afternoon over North Dakota was a bit of a novel experience, but also one they can learn from. It’s only going to get tougher for the Badgers as they edge closer to to the post-season...
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1 day ago

Wisconsin wins latest edition of Border Battle vs. Minnesota in overtime

The Badgers edged out the Golden Gophers in a barn-burner at The Barn. No. 17 Wisconsin escaped Williams Arena with a 78-76 overtime win over Minnesota on Saturday. The Badgers (16-3, 5-1) edged out the Golden Gophers (15-5, 3-4) behind 20-point performances from Ethan Happ, who scored a career-high 28 points, and Nigel Hayes, who added 21. Happ also hauled in 12 rebounds en route...
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1 day ago

Wisconsin men’s hockey splits with No. 7 Minnesota

The Badgers netted a huge win against the Gophers on Saturday. Wisconsin’s growing men’s hockey program took a big step forward this weekend. Playing in front of the biggest home crowd of the season on Saturday, Wisconsin (11-8-1 overall, 4-2-0-0 Big Ten) upset visiting No. 7 Minnesota (14-6-2 overall, 6-2-0-0 Big Ten) 5-3 at the Kohl Center. The huge win came on the heels of...
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1 day ago

Wisconsin football recruiting: Badgers offer 2018 DB Ken Montgomery Jr., LB Kolin Demens

Two more offers roll in from the Badgers. With the most recent recruiting “dead period” having come and gone, the Wisconsin Badgers’ coaches have been busy on the road. This past week, they visited current verbally committed prospects and offered a handful of scholarship to 2018 prospects. In addition to the recent offensive offers to 2018 recruits Jamal Elliott and Meechi...
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19 hours ago

Wisconsin Women’s Hockey: Badgers ground North Dakota, win 2-1

MADISON — The Wisconsin Badgers women’s hockey team earned a sweep against conference foe North Dakota with a 2-1 win Sunday afternoon in Madison. It was the closest, toughest battle the Badgers have seen in a while - and maybe all season. There were a combined 29 penalties called over the weekend, keeping the Badgers from finding and keeping a rhythm. “It was definitely...
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15 hours ago
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