WISCONSIN BADGERS NEWS

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Along with the site getting a refresh, we want to know what you’re interested in seeing on here. What do you like about B5Q? What could be better? What new stuff do you want to see? As the manager of this site, these are questions that are always on my mind. So why not ask them here? Honestly, I wish we posted check-ins like this more often. We’re interested in hearing all...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
11 hours ago

Wisconsin’s season opener vs. Utah State set for 8 p.m. kickoff

The Badgers will begin the 2017 season under the Friday night lights at Camp Randall. The Wisconsin Badgers will play under the light of the moon to start the 2017 season. ESPN announced on Thursday that the Utah State-Wisconsin matchup on Sept. 1 at Camp Randall Stadium will have an 8 p.m. CST kickoff. The Friday night opener will be televised on ESPN’s main network. According...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
1 day ago

Wisconsin celebrates 100 years of Camp Randall Stadium

There’s no place like it. We’re already counting down the days until college football returns to our hearts, minds, and media for the 2017 season. So are the Wisconsin Badgers. UW kicked off its Camp Randall 100 celebration on Wednesday. It includes athletics director Barry Alvarez honoring former All-American, College Football Hall of Famer, and athletics director Pat Richter...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
1 day ago

Why we’re fans of the Wisconsin Badgers

Welcome to the refreshed B5Q. Welcome to the refreshed Bucky’s 5th Quarter! To celebrate the new look and feel of our sports communities, we’re sharing stories of how and why we became fans of our favorite teams. If you’d like to share your story, head over to the FanPosts to write your own post. Each FanPost will be entered into a drawing to win a $500 Fanatics gift card....
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
1 day ago

NBA Draft 2017 Prospect Watch: Bronson Koenig

Bronson Koenig was a staple for the Wisconsin Badgers the last four years, but now he is a 2017 NBA Draft hopeful. How would he fit in the league? Who is Bronson Koenig? Over the past four years, Bronson Koenig become one of the most decorated players in the history of Wisconsin Badgers basketball. He […] NBA Draft 2017 Prospect Watch: Bronson Koenig - Behind the Buck Pass - Behind...
Via Behind the Buck Pass
3 days ago

How Wisconsin is reconstructing its offensive line

Separating fact from fiction when we talk about the recent history of the Badgers’ o-line. Touchdown, Melvin Gordon! 56 yards. 7-0, WisconsinTouchdown, James White! 9 yards. 21-10, WisconsinTouchdown, James White! 1 yard. 28-10, WisconsinTouchdown, Montee Ball! 16 yards. 35-10, WisconsinTouchdown, Montee Ball! 9 yards. 49-10, WisconsinTouchdown, Montee Ball! 57 yards. 56-17, WisconsinTouchdown...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
3 days ago

Wisconsin football recruiting: Badgers offer 2019 QBs Grant Gunnell, Cade McNamara

Catching up on some offers to signal callers in May. With 10 verbal commitments in the class of 2018, the Wisconsin Badgers are in great shape for the current cycle. That could allow head coach Paul Chryst and his staff to look ahead for the class of 2019. In the month of May alone, the Badgers have offered two quarterbacks for this class in Cade McNamara and Grant Gunnell. Hailing...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
3 days ago

Wisconsin softball impressive in 7-2 win over Missouri in NCAA Tournament

A great win for the Badgers in Oregon. The Wisconsin Badgers’ softball team started off their 2017 NCAA Tournament hopes on the right foot. With some solid hitting and pitching, along with some SportsCenter-worthy defensive play, Wisconsin defeated Missouri 7-2 in the Eugene Regional on Friday night at Jane Sanders Stadiums in Eugene, Ore. The Badgers (34-15) trailed the Tigers...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
6 days ago

How Wisconsin Badgers have fared as Green Bay Packers draft picks

A brief history of UW standouts staying in-state to begin their pro careers. There was much rejoicing within the state of Wisconsin when the Green Bay Packers selected outside linebacker Vince Biegel in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Biegel, a captain and the heartbeat of a Wisconsin Badgers team that went 11-3 last season, is a homegrown son of the state. He grew up in...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
7 days ago

Houston Texans officially sign Wisconsin RB Dare Ogunbowale

The team makes it official...finally. It wasn’t just Bart Houston that found a home in the NFL this week. The Houston Texans officially announced on Tuesday that former Wisconsin Badgers running back Dare Ogunbowale signed as an undrafted free agent. Initial reports indicated Ogunbowale would sign with the AFC South organization, but the Milwaukee native wasn’t seen on Houston’s...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
9 days ago

Wisconsin QB Bart Houston signs with Pittsburgh Steelers

The Badgers’ signal caller gets a shot with another AFC team. Another former Wisconsin player finds a home in the NFL. Earlier this month, quarterback Bart Houston earned a tryout with the Oakland Raiders. On Tuesday, he signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers. BadgerNation.com’s Ben Worgull first reported the news of the Wisconsin Badgers signal caller signing a contract. Minutes...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
9 days ago

Wisconsin football recruiting: DE Isaiah Mullens commits to the Badgers

UW finds an agile defensive end with a motor right out of Ohio State’s backyard. In 2017, the Wisconsin Badgers look likely to have two, possibly three seniors start in the defensive trenches. This makes getting depth of a certain quality one of the paramount keys on the recruiting trail for Wisconsin. On Tuesday, the Badgers landed themselves an intriguing three-star defensive...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
9 days ago

Former Wisconsin QB Bart Houston Tweets He’s Now A Steeler

It certainly sounds like the Pittsburgh Steelers have a new quarterback on their roster as of Tuesday as former Wisconsin quarterback Bart Houston has announced on Twitter that he is now a member of the team. I'm a Steeler! — Bart Houston (@BartHouston_13) May 16, 2017 Houston, who went undrafted this year,...
Via Steelers Depot
10 days ago

Wisconsin football recruiting: Badgers offer RBs Nakia Watson, Abraham Alce

Something to watch for the class of 2018. It appears the Wisconsin Badgers coaching staff again is looking out of state for some running backs for the 2018 class. Austin, Texas (Westlake) prospect Nakia Watson and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (American Heritage) recruit Abraham Alce recently announced on Twitter that Wisconsin has offered them. RB Nakia Watson Ranked a three-star recruit...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
11 days ago

Leo Musso, Serge Trezy participate in NFL rookie minicamps this weekend

The two defensive backs find some action in the NFC. While former Wisconsin Badgers like T.J. Watt, Ryan Ramczyk, and Vince Biegel were drafted, others like Sojourn Shelton and Corey Clement inked undrafted free agent deals. A few won’t have any guarantees, but are at least attending rookie minicamps on apparent tryouts. Quarterback Bart Houston received an invite with the Oakland...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
13 days ago

Wisconsin football recruiting: Cormac Sampson commits to Badgers

That’s now nine in the class of 2018. Another in-state kid stays home to play for the Wisconsin Badgers. Eau Claire, Wis. (Memorial) tight end Cormac Sampson verbally committed to Wisconsin on Saturday. He announced his decision via Twitter a day after being offered by the UW coaching staff. 247Sports, Rivals and Scout list the unrated Sampson at 6’5 and around 230 pounds,...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
13 days ago

Badger Bits: Nigel Hayes pens thoughtful Players’ Tribune article, Wisconsin Sports Awards

Lots to cover from this week’s Wisconsin-related news. Former Wisconsin Badgers forward Nigel Hayes will go down in school history as one of its best players on the court, and one of the most influential off. Hayes finished his career third in school history in points (1,857) and is the only UW men’s basketball player to be in the program’s top-10 in points, rebounds and...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
15 days ago

Tony Granato completes 33-year journey to Wisconsin graduation

When athletic director Barry Alvarez went searching for a new men’s hockey head coach, Ton Granato was not even a though. A conversation or two later and Granato had put together an all-star staff and was set to become the new head coach. There was just one hurdle — Granato never got his bachelor’s degree. Just over one year later and Granato will walk across the stage at Camp...
Via Talking 10
15 days ago

Does WR Robert Wheelwright have real chance with Giants?

Ex-Wisconsin Badger is one of team’s undrafted free agents Robert Wheelwright was never a star at Wisconsin, a wide receiver playing in a conservative offense. The New York Giants, though, like his skill set and athleticism enough that Wheelwright is reportedly among the undrafted free agents the Giants have signed. With rookie mini-camp beginning Friday, let’s learn more about...
Via Big Blue View
18 days ago

Will Robert Wheelwright stick with the New York Giants?

Big Blue View looks at the roster of the NFC East organization. One former Wisconsin Badgers contributor is heading to the Big Apple (or, well, New Jersey... you know what I mean). Last Sunday, B5Q reported wide receiver Robert Wheelwright agreed to terms to join the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent. Wheelwright, who caught 69 career passes for 890 yards and six touchdowns...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
20 days ago

Wisconsin football recruiting: QB Chase Wolf commits to Badgers

That’s nine for the class of 2018 It appears the Wisconsin Badgers continue to reload at a vital position. Cincinnati, Ohio (St. Xavier) quarterback Chase Wolf verbally committed to Wisconsin on Friday afternoon. The 6’1, 188-pound recruit tweeted his announcement via Twitter. “Beyond excited to announce that I have committed to the University of Wisconsin!! #OnWisconsin...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
20 days ago

UW-Green Bay guard Trevor Anderson will transfer to Wisconsin

Anderson tweeted the announcement Wednesday night. It looks like the Wisconsin Badgers will add some backcourt help, though the impact may be delayed a season. UW-Green Bay freshman point guard Trevor Anderson announced on Twitter Tuesday evening that he will transfer to Wisconsin starting with the 2017-18 season. Due to NCAA transfer rules, he will have to sit next season but will...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
22 days ago

Ranking the Wisconsin Badgers’ new NFL destinations

Eight Badgers get a chance at Sunday football. This past weekend, eight former Wisconsin Badgers were given opportunities to live their dreams and extend their playing careers professionally. Some were drafted, some given deals as undrafted free agents, and still others were thrown in the lion-pit of pro try-outs. Here are their situations, ranked: 8. Bart Houston, QB: Tryout...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
23 days ago

Will Corey Clement make an impact with the Philadelphia Eagles?

Bleeding Green Nation gives the scoop on where the Badgers back could fit in Philly. In a bit of a shock, Wisconsin Badgers running back Corey Clement did not hear his name called in the 2017 NFL Draft. Like other Badgers before him in wide receiver Alex Erickson and safeties Jim Leonhard and Chris Maragos, Clement will have to earn a roster spot as an undrafted free agent. To...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
24 days ago

How does Vince Biegel fit with the Green Bay Packers’ defense?

Acme Packing Company previews the former Badger’s odds with the Packers. A large cross-section of fans supporting both the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers united in joy on Saturday morning when general manager Ted Thompson drafted outside linebacker Vince Biegel with first pick of the fourth round (108th overall). Biegel, a Wisconsin Rapids native, stayed in the state...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
24 days ago
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