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Wisconsin Badgers continue downtown party in win over Nebraska

Vitto Brown poured in a career high 19 points, while the Badgers (15-9, 7-4 B1G) went crazy from beyond the arc en route to an emphatic 72-61 victory over the Nebraska Cornhuskers (13-12, 5-7 B1G). Brown’s big night started right away, as the big man hit a triple to open up all scoring on the night and it was just a sign of things to come for the team. The Badgers ended the night...
Via Madtown Badgers
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hayes scores 20 as Badgers win sixth straight game

MADISON, Wis. -- Nigel Hayes scored 20 points and Vitto Brown added a career-high 18 as Wisconsin defeated Nebraska 72-61 Wednesday night for its sixth-consecutive victory.Brown hit the first of three consecutive 3-pointers for the Badgers (15-9, 7-4 Big Ten) as they took the lead for good with a 13-2 spurt midway through the first half. The junior forward made 6 of 7 field goals...
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Hayes, Brown lead Wisconsin to 72-61 win over Nebraska

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Nigel Hayes scored 20 points and Vitto Brown added a career-high 18 as Wisconsin defeated Nebraska 72-61 Wednesday night for its sixth-consecutive victory. Brown hit the first of three consecutive 3-pointers for the Badgers (15-9, 7-4 Big Ten) as they took the lead for good with a 13-2 spurt midway through the first half. The junior forward made 6 of 7 field...
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‘Attitude check’ sparks winning streak for Jimenez

MADISON – Johnny Jimenez has seen momentum work both for and against him during his two seasons at Wisconsin A quick look through the results of Jimenez’s 36 matches shows a young man who is prone to some losing streaks here and there. They also show a wrestler capable of stringing wins together in bunches. In his relatively brief career, Jimenez has four winning streaks spanning...
Via Madtown Badgers
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Badgers Basketball Preview: Nebraska edition

The Matchup: Wisconsin (14-9, 6-4 B1G) vs. Nebraska (13-11, 5-6 B1G)When: Wed. Feb 10; 6p.m. CTWhere: Madison, WI; Kohl Center (17,287)TV: BTNRadio: Badgers Sports NetworkLast Meeting: Wisconsin won, 65-55 @ Nebraska (2/10/15)All-Time Series: Series tied 11-11 Starting Lineups: Nebraska Cornhuskers G Glynn Watson Jr. — Fr. 6-0, 165 (8.6 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 2.7 apg) G Benny...
Via Madtown Badgers
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Badgers lose secondary coach Daronte Jones to NFL

Coaching changes happen all the time, Badger fans don’t need to be told that given what has taken place in the last half-decade or so. However, losing a coach after national signing day has been a rarity. Such is the case in 2016 though, as a report by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan suggests that Wisconsin secondary coach Daronte Jones is off to the Miami Dolphins of the NFL. #Dolphins...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

First Look: Badgers biggest needs in the 2017 football recruiting class

Recruiting never ends in college football, and with that in mind we immediately move on from the 2016 recruiting class (which according to the rankings is Wisconsin’s best in school history). It also means we need to set expectations for the Badgers in the upcoming recruiting cycle. New names, players and highlight reels to pour over await any of us who follow recruiting intently...
Via Madtown Badgers
1 day ago  |  Discuss

On Gard: Be ready for Wisconsin to become a Selection Sunday lightning rod

The Wisconsin Badgers could leave no doubt about their NCAA tournament credentials in the coming weeks. Greg Gard — filling in for his mentor, the esteemed Bo Ryan — will take a huge step toward locking up permanent status as UW’s head coach if he can win just one of three upcoming road games: at Maryland, at Michigan State, or at Iowa. Should the Badgers manage to win one...
Via Bloguin Best
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On Gard: Be ready for Wisconsin to become a Selection Sunday lightning rod

The Wisconsin Badgers could leave no doubt about their NCAA tournament credentials in the coming weeks. Greg Gard — filling in for his mentor, the esteemed Bo Ryan — will take a huge step toward locking up permanent status as UW’s head coach if he can win just one of three upcoming road games: at Maryland, at Michigan State, or at Iowa. Should the Badgers manage to win one...
Via The Student Section
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Upcoming tough stretch will test Badgers basketball new-found confidence

Confidence can lead to great things, and the Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team is finding exactly that to be the case as of late. After a 79-68 victory over Ohio State, UW goes in to this week with a five-game win streak and all the confidence in the world. It has found an identity on the offensive end and re-established itself on the defensive end as well. Wisconsin isn’t...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers fall short against No.16 Minnesota

MADISON – For the third time in as many duals, the Wisconsin wrestling team saw the final outcome determined by the last bout of the day. Unfortunately for the Badgers, Sunday’s finale didn’t go their way in a 17-16 loss to No.16 Minnesota in a Big Ten Conference dual at the UW Field House. Though the dual ultimately came down to the final match, there were many other opportunities...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Wisconsin S Michael Caputo

As we delve into the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason, our attention has now shifted to the 2016 NFL Draft as it relates to the prospects. From now until the draft takes place, we hope to profile as many draft prospects as we possibly can for you. Most of these player profiles... The post 2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Wisconsin S Michael Caputo appeared first on Steelers Depot by...
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Different Wisconsin Badgers stepping up each game

The Wisconsin Badgers have themselves back in the NCAA Tournament conversation, as one of the “next out” in the latest bracketology. Riding a five-game winning streak, the Badgers, who are finally reaching their full potential, have begun to rely on an assortment of different players. Against the ranked Indiana Hoosiers, redshirt sophomore Jordan Hill came off the bench and...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers upend No.8 Rutgers for first B1G win

A win from Johnny Jimenez in the final match of the night lifted the Wisconsin wrestling team to an 18-15 win over No.8 Rutgers on Friday night at the Rutgers Athletic Center. With the team score knotted at 15 apiece, Jimenez topped N0.19 Sean McCabe 7-4 in the 125-pound bout to give the Badgers (2-5, 1-4) their first Big Ten conference win of the season. In total, Wisconsin won...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Takedown battle key to potential turnaround

MADISON – When asked what it would take for his team to get back into the win column, Wisconsin wrestling coach Barry Davis smirked and said , “we have to score more points than the other team.” While the coach’s John Madden-esque remark was simply a playful, off the cuff response, he’s not wrong. Scoring points, both individually and as a team, has been a problem for the...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers bomb their way past Buckeyes, 79-68

The Wisconsin Badgers of 2016 aren’t exactly known as the king of the three-point shot, coming in to Thursday night’s game averaging just 5.5 made triples per game. UW blew that out of the water in the first half alone, and ended up making 13 triples en route to a 79-68 victory over the Ohio State Buckeyes. Wisconsin (14-9, 6-4 B1G) opened the game on an 11-0 run, and perhaps...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers dispatch Ohio State for fifth straight 'W'

MADISON, Wis. -- Nigel Hayes scored 21 points and Wisconsin hit a season-high 13 3-pointers to beat Ohio State 79-68 on Thursday night to extend its winning streak to five games.Wisconsin (14-9, 6-4 Big Ten) took advantage of open looks on the perimeter but nearly squandered a 12-point lead midway through the second half.The Badgers made things difficult for themselves by going just...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers Basketball Preview: Ohio State edition

The Matchup: Wisconsin (13-9, 5-4 B1G) vs. Ohio State (14-9, 6-4 B1G)When: Thurs., Feb. 4; 6p.m. CTWhere: Madison, WI; Kohl Center (17,287)TV: ESPNRadio: Badgers Sports NetworkLast Meeting: Wisconsin won, 72-48 @ OSU (3/8/15)All-Time Series: OSU leads 86-68 Starting Lineups: Ohio State Buckeyes G JaQuan Lyle — Fr. 6-5, 201 (9.1 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 4.0 apg) F Marc Loving —...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers add touted in-state lineman, Arizona pass rusher

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin got reinforcements in the trenches on national signing day.Coach Paul Chryst's highest-rated signees among the 25-member recruiting class announced Wednesday were a beefy, in-state offensive lineman and a productive pass rusher from Arizona.Chryst, who took over as coach in December 2014, capped his first full recruiting cycle with two quality big men....
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Russell Wilson Announced As Wisconsin’s 2016 Spring Commencement Speaker

Russell Wilson only spent one season as quarterback of the Wisconsin Badgers, but it was quite a season. After playing three seasons at N.C. State, Wilson played his final year in Madison, throwing for 33 touchdowns and just four interceptions, and leading the 11-win Badgers to a Rose Bowl berth. Now, he’s an NFL superstar and Super Bowl champion, and he’ll return to Wisconsin...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin reinforces in trenches on national signing day

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin got reinforcements in the trenches on national signing day. Coach Paul Chryst's highest-rated signees among the 25-member recruiting class announced Wednesday were a beefy, in-state offensive lineman and a productive pass rusher from Arizona. Chryst, who took over as coach in December 2014, capped his first full recruiting cycle with two quality big...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 National Signing Day: Garrett Rand profile

High School Accolades: 1st team All-Arizona (2015), 2nd team All-Arizona (2014) Senior Stats: 74 tackles, 12.0 sacks, 34 QB hurries, 3 fumble recoveries Video Proof: Our View: Rand is easily one of the best recruits of the 2016 class for the Badgers, and a quick view of his film shows why. He plays with great intensity, great pad level and never gives up on a play. Those qualities...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 National Signing Day: Deron Harrell profile

Highlights: New #Badgers DB Deron Harrell #NSD2016 https://t.co/a8a1IUQ9qy — Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) February 3, 2016 High School Accolades: N/A Senior Season Stats: 65.4 comp. %, 1,347 yards, 17 TDs, 2 INTs passing; 329 yards, 3 TDs rushing; 18 tackles on defense Video Proof: Our View: The Badgers have shown to not be afraid to mine any area for any talent they...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 National Signing Day: Eric Burrell profile

Highlights: New #Badgers S Eric Burrell #NSD2016 https://t.co/Yh59q4M83H — Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) February 3, 2016 High School Accolades: Maryland All-State Private School (2014 & 2015), 3-time Baltimore Sun All-Area pick Senior Stats: 4 fumble recoveries, 3 INTs Video Proof: Our View: Wisconsin has stock-piled a lot of potential at safety over the 2015 and...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 National Signing Day: Caesar Williams profile

Highlights: New #Badgers CB Caesar Williams #NSD2016 https://t.co/1W5h84mpOO — Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) February 3, 2016 High School Accolades: N/A Senior Season Stats: 1 TD scored (defensive stats unavailable) Video Proof: Our View: Williams can flat-out play, and while early comparisons to other players are something we try to avoid it is unavoidable to notice...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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