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Gophers, Badgers meet for axe, Big Ten West title

MADISON, Wis. (AP) For once, elusive running back Melvin Gordon got stuck in a crowd on the field. It happened at Minnesota on Nov. 23, 2013, a 20-7 victory for Wisconsin. The Badgers won their 10th straight in the not-so-friendly Big Ten rivalry. Some pushing and shoving ensued after Wisconsin claimed Paul Bunyan's Axe for another year. Expect another chippy affair Saturday when...
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Badgers Rally Against Georgetown; Championship Bound

Get to the next round. It’s what the Badgers needed to do, and it’s what they did. It just didn’t happen the way we have gotten used to. Bronson Koenig and Duje Dukan both shined off the bench as Wisconsin came back from a nine-point second half deficit to defeat a strong Georgetown team, 68-65. The Badgers move on to play Oklahoma in the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game...
Via Madtown Badgers
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Player Will Contain His Hype For No Man

Hyped Wisconsin player Sam Dekker hit his teammate in the head with the basketball after defeating Georgetown.
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma-Wisconsin Preview

Wisconsin battled its way to the championship game of the Battle 4 Atlantis, and claiming that crown will likely require a similar effort against Oklahoma. The second-ranked Badgers will try to solve the Sooners' strong defense as they meet Friday in the Bahamas. Wisconsin (6-0) won its first five games by an average of 30.4 points while hitting 52.4 percent from the floor. While...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers rally to top Georgetown 68-65 in Bahamas

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas -- Sam Dekker scored 17 points, Nigel Hayes' acrobatic tip-in with 20 seconds left capped his 15-point day, and No. 2 Wisconsin needed to rally in the second half to beat Georgetown 68-65 on Thursday in the Battle 4 Atlantis semifinals. The Badgers hadn't trailed in the second half this season, but found themselves down 53-44 with 11:36 left. A 22-6 run put...
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Badgers rally, top Georgetown 68-65 in Bahamas

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas -- Sam Dekker scored 17 points, Nigel Hayes' acrobatic tip-in with 20 seconds left capped his 15-point day, and No. 2 Wisconsin needed to rally in the second half to beat Georgetown 68-65 on Thursday in the Battle 4 Atlantis semifinals. The Badgers hadn't trailed in the second half this season, but found themselves down 53-44 with 11:36 left. A 22-6 run put...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
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Badgers rally, top Georgetown 68-65 in Bahamas

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) Sam Dekker scored 17 points, Nigel Hayes' acrobatic tip-in with 20 seconds left capped his 15-point day, and No. 2 Wisconsin needed to rally in the second half to beat Georgetown 68-65 on Thursday in the Battle 4 Atlantis semifinals. The Badgers hadn't trailed in the second half this season, but found themselves down 53-44 with 11:36 left. A 22-6 run...
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QB platoon maturing for No. 14 Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) A two-quarterback system is working out just fine after all for No. 14 Wisconsin. Starter Joel Stave is the pocket passer. Tanner McEvoy is the change-of-pace running threat. The Badgers (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten) are undefeated since coach Gary Andersen started alternating the tandem behind center in Week 6, with the frequency of switches picking up as the comfort level...
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Georgetown-Wisconsin Preview

Wisconsin was the only ranked team to survive an unpredictable first day of action at the Battle 4 Atlantis. With the second-ranked Badgers now a clear favorite among the four survivors in the winner's bracket, they'll look to continue their non-conference success against Georgetown in Thursday's semifinal in the Bahamas. Wisconsin (5-0) is the highest-ranked team in the field and...
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Second-ranked Badgers rout UAB, 72-43

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) -- The whistle blew and Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan immediately went into action, thrusting his arms straight up in protest of what he thought was an erroneous call. Never mind that his team was up by 17 and putting on its usual display of defensive brilliance. He wasn't satisfied and doesn't want his Badgers to be, either. Frank Kaminsky had 16 points and...
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Second-ranked Badgers rout UAB, 72-43

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) -- The whistle blew and Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan immediately went into action, thrusting his arms straight up in protest of what he thought was an erroneous call. Never mind that his team was up by 17 and putting on its usual display of defensive brilliance. He wasn't satisfied and doesn't want his Badgers to be, either. Frank Kaminsky had 16 points and...
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No. 2 Wisconsin unchallenged by UAB in Battle 4 Atlantis

  Frank Kaminsky had 16 points and eight rebounds, Duje Dukan scored 11 points and No. 2 Wisconsin had no trouble beating Alabama-Birmingham 72-43 in the Battle 4 Atlantis quarterfinals Wednesday night. Josh Gasser added 10 points to help the Badgers (5-0) win their 21st straight regular-season nonconference game. Wisconsin held UAB to 35 percent shooting, and is now giving up 46...
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Wisconsin 72, UAB 43: Badgers blow away Blazers in Battle 4 Atlantis opener

Wisconsin played in the third game of the opening round of the Battle 4 Atlantis, and it appeared to learn the lessons of upsets from No. 5 North Carolina and No. 22 UCLA earlier in the day. The Badgers went for the jugular from the opening tip and never really let up, beating UAB by 39 points, 72-43. The Badgers never trailed in the contest, and were also never tied up as the Blazers...
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Gopher Hate Week: Decade of dominance in review (2008 edition)

(All this week we’re taking a look back at the last 10 years of wins in this rivalry, reminding everyone of the decade of domination by the Badgers) Things have begun to get precarious in the Badgers 10-game win streak, as Wisconsin won by just a touchdown in the 2007 game. However, that was just a tease to the craziness that would take place in 2008. Let’s get in to the fifth...
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Badgers freshmen watch: Game 11

Remember way back when people were excited about the possibilities of this year's freshmen (and redshirt freshmen)? While a number against Iowa, only four appeared in any statistical column: "true freshmen" Rafael Gaglanone (of course) and Austin Hudson and redshirt freshmen Joe Ferguson and Troy Fumagalli. No doubt the playing time, however brief, will help these young players in...
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Badgers Basketball Preview: UAB at Battle 4 Atlantis

The Battle 4 Atlantis was supposed to be one of the biggest and baddest of the non-conference tournaments this season. After one game that has proven to be the case, as the unranked Butler Bulldogs took down No. 5 North Carolina 74-66 in the first game of the tournament. Before we get in to the Badgers specifically, let’s take a look at the bracket as whole: Clearly the Badgers...
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McEvoy making impact with feet at quarterback

MADISON, Wis. -- On the surface, some Wisconsin fans may consider Tanner McEvoy's season as a Badgers quarterback to be something less than satisfactory. How could the team's quarterback of the future, they will ask, throw more interceptions than touchdowns and lose his starting job after only five games? Questions about McEvoy's passing skills are a legitimate concern, and he has...
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Rebirth of ground game has teams running wild

There goes Melvin Gordon, ripping off another long run. And there's Samaje Perine piling up yards in punishing fashion. Oh, look, here comes Tevin Coleman - and there he goes, sprinting away from a bunch of flailing defenders. College football teams have been running wild this season, averaging more yards per carry and per game than at any time in recent years. Having game-breakers...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gopher Hate Week: Decade of domination in review (2007 edition)

(All this week we’re taking a look back at the last 10 years of wins in this rivalry, reminding everyone of the decade of domination by the Badgers) With wins in 2004, 2005 and 2006 the Badgers were building a lot of momentum in this series once again. Game four in the streak was perhaps the wildest of the bunch (yes, 2005 included), as both teams scored a ton of points and wild...
Via Madtown Badgers
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Tyler Mason's Nov. 26 Gophers mailbag

MINNEAPOLIS -- It's arguably the biggest game for the University of  Minnesota football program since the 1960s, and that's no hyperbole. The Gophers and Wisconsin Badgers battle Saturday in Madison with not only Paul Bunyan's Axe on the line, but also a trip to Indianapolis for the Big Ten championship at stake as well. Thanks to everyone who submitted questions about Saturday...
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Big Ten Writers Awards For Week 13

Only one week of Big Ten conference play remains. In week 13, we saw another collective group of outstanding performances by both players and coaches. Our writers have come together to pick the top players and coaches of Week 13. OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin — The best back in the Big Ten put up another impressive performance, this time against a normally...
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Jesse Temple's Nov. 26 Badgers mailbag

Another edition of the Badgers mailbag brings even more fantastic questions. In this week's version, we ponder these life-altering queries: Is Melvin Gordon really Football Jesus? What do we know about Minnesota's football team? What would a "super Badger" look like? And since basketball season has arrived, a mailbag wouldn't be complete without someone questioning the talent of...
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Battle 4 Atlantis Preview Preview: Wisconsin

The 2014-15 Wisconsin Basketball campaign is off to a hot start. The Badgers are 4-0, easily dispatching the likes of Northern Kentucky (62-31), Chattanooga (89-45), Green Bay (84-60), and Boise St (78-54).  The latest AP Poll that was released on Monday has elevated Wisconsin to #2 in the nation, the team’s highest ranking since the 2006-2007 season when Wisconsin climbed all...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Badgers ran and passed: Game 11

An interesting thing occurred for Wisconsin against Iowa last Saturday. The Badgers handed the ball off 33 times and Melvin Gordon received 31 of those. The other two hand-offs both lost yards. Yes, Tanner McEvoy also ran the ball, but, as mentioned way back in the beginning, I don't track QB runs as they can come on scrambles and such, plus sacks count as rush yards. Maybe that...
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Gophers prepared for heavy dose of Wisconsin's Gordon

MINNEAPOLIS -- Even as a high schooler, Cameron Botticelli knew Melvin Gordon was special. Botticelli, the Gophers senior defensive tackle, was on the Marquette University High School defense that tried to slow down Gordon and the Kenosha Bradford offense years ago. It wasn't easy to do then -- even though Botticelli and Marquette emerged victorious -- and it's gotten even harder...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss
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