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Frank Kaminsky bids farewell to Wisconsin

The love affair that exists between University of Wisconsin basketball player Frank Kaminsky and his school is coming to an end. It was four great years -- as college life should be -- and the seven-foot tank wanted to let everyone in Madison knows his feelings before he heads off to the NBA. He did so in fabulous fashion here. Check out some of the sweet sentiments: To the fans...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Austin Kafentzis leaves Wisconsin after one spring

True freshman quarterback Austin Kafentzis has had a short career with the Wisconsin Badgers. After spending just one spring under head coach Paul Chryst, Kafentzis has decided to transfer from the program. According to reports, Chryst did not view Kafentzis as a legitimate quarterback option but he did have interest in the player at another position. Kafentzis decided it was ultimately...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: QB Austin Kafentzis leaving Badgers program

When the Wisconsin Badgers got the commitment of three-star quarterback Austin Kafentzis, many saw his highlight reel and eye-popping stats and saw the future of the Wisconsin program. That future didn’t last long, as Evan Flood of Badger247 was first to report that Kafentzis will be leaving the program and not even stick around for his fist fall under head coach Paul Chryst. ...
Via Madtown Badgers
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Alabama and Wisconsin season opening kickoff set for prime time

The Alabama Crimson Tide have made a habit of winning big against nonconference opponents and are reportedly set to open the season once again to a nationally televised audience when they open against the Wisconsin Badgers on Sept. 5 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.According to the Wisconsin State Journal, the teams are set to kickoff at 8 p.m. EDT with the game airing nationally...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Greatest Wisconsin Badgers of All-Time: No. 43 Dean Anderson

No. 43 – Dean Anderson, Hockey While most of those in my generation of Badger hockey fans think fondly of the guy named Mike Richter, it mostly has to do with his time between the pipes of the New York Rangers in the 1990’s. However, at Wisconsin, his replacement, Dean Anderson arguably had the better career as a Wisconsin Badger. It just so happens that Anderson didn’t go...
Via Madtown Badgers
2 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Badgers 2016 OL target Cole Van Lanen profiled by TWC Sports

Being a two-sport athlete is becoming a much more rare feat at the high school level, but for one Wisconsin Badgers 2016 football recruit that isn’t the case. Time Warner Cable Sports channel did a great profile of Bay Port’s own Cole Van Lanen and his pursuit of excellence on the gridiron and the throwing pits. It turns out the guy is just as talented in the discuss and shot...
Via Madtown Badgers
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Alvarez: Big 12 Must Blame Itself For Missing CFP

As fans, players, and coaches alike cried foul last year when Big 12 powerhouses Baylor and Texas Christian were left out of the College Football Playoff, some people are showing no sympathy. Particularly, former Wisconsin Badgers coach and current Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez voiced his opinion on the matter to Jon Solomon of CBS Sports. “Winning a conference is one of the first...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Greatest Wisconsin Badgers of All-Time: No. 44 Curtis Joseph

(Over the course of the summer we will be unveiling the 50 Greatest Badgers of All-Time every Monday – Friday) No. 44 – Curtis Joseph, Hockey When you look up the career leaders at the University of Wisconsin, you may not see the name of Curtis Joseph up there often. There’s a reason for that though, because “CuJo” played just one season in a Badgers uniform. After not...
Via Madtown Badgers
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Greatest Wisconsin Badgers of All-Time: No. 45 Pat O’Dea

(Over the course of the summer we will be unveiling the 50 Greatest Badgers of All-Time every Monday – Friday) No. 46 — Pat O’Dea, Football If you’re a fan of history, let alone football history Pat O’Dea should be a name you know. Should you not know his name…well, shame on you. Not only is O’Dea one of the craziest figures of the early college football game, but he...
Via Madtown Badgers
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Kaminsky Answers Hard-Hitting Questions About Katy Perry, Underwear, Fighting Duck-Sized Sam Dekkers

Wisconsin star Frank Kaminsky is currently manning Sports Illustrated’s Twitter account to field questions from fans, and the results have not disappointed. Fans have asked everything from his favorite teams and musicians, to his underwear preferences, to the classic Reddit question about duck-related preferences when it comes to a fight. We already knew that Kaminsky was the best...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Kaminsky Shares Moment With Katy Perry…Poster

We all know former Wisconsin Badger Frank Kaminsky is a phenomenal basketball player, but the seven-footer and soon to be NBA Draft first round pick recently showed his human side. In a post by Nina Mandell of USA Today‘s “For the Win,” one of Kaminsky’s Instagram posts was shared. In it, he is shown hugging a poster of award-winning pop star Katy Perry. I guess this is...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Voltz named to spring Rimington Award watch list

We aren’t even in to the silly season of preseason award watch lists, but you can never be too early for a good list right? On Tuesday, the Rimington Award announced its spring award watch list, a list that included Wisconsin’s junior center Dan Voltz. It was an interesting inclusion, especially because Voltz wasn’t exactly a major participant in the spring. On the flip side...
Via Madtown Badgers
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Frank Kaminsky Clearly Has A Thing For Katy Perry

Katy Perry’s name has surfaced in the college sports world for a few different reasons over the past several months. It’s not surprising she has a lot of appeal to college athletes, and it appears Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky is smitten with the 30-year-old California native.   So close that it felt real @katyperry A photo posted by Frank Kaminsky III (@fskpart3) on...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers ranked 19th in preseason magazine poll

We are getting to that glorious time of year for college football fans around there country when preseason magazines become available.  One thing that fans look forward to seeing is if publications have their school in the top 25. Wisconsin Badgers fans no longer have to worry as Athlon Sports has the Badgers ranked 19th in their preseason poll. Despite having a first year head...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank The Tank Kaminsky Chilling With Katie Couric On Graduation Day

America’s favorite white college basketball player is graduating today, and the perks of being the most popular student at your school is you get to hang out with the commencement speaker after the ceremony, which in this case is Katie Couric. Despite winning the Oscar Robertson Player of the Year ward, Frank isn’t projected to go in the top 10 of this year’s draft. Hopefully...
Via Busted Coverage
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Josh Gasser And Frank Kaminsky Hung Out With Wisconsin Commencement Speaker Katie Couric

Basketball stars Josh Gasser and Frank Kaminsky might be the most popular graduates in Madison today, and they got to hang out with Wisconsin commencement speaker Katie Couric. Didn't even have to go to the business school to become a CEO #UWGrad #IWantedToSitWithJosh A photo posted by Frank Kaminsky III (@fskpart3) on May 16, 2015 at 10:28am PDT Great meeting...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 2016 safety Cycoby Burch no longer a take for Badgers

Earlier this week there was much talk about commitment No. 5 for the Wisconsin Badgers, as safety Cycoby Burch tweeted out his commitment to the University of Wisconsin football program. However, sources and the reporting of Evan Flood of our recruiting partners at Badger247 later indicated that Burch still needed to jump over a few hurdles before UW could take his commitment. Consider...
Via Madtown Badgers
8 days ago  |  Discuss

AUDIO: Badgers linebackers going bald for a good cause

While those of us in the media tend to dwell on the negatives, jump on any arrest or chance to shine a negative light on those we cover…on Thursday there was a great reminder of exactly why sports has the power to provide positive change and positive messages too. Our friends at Badger Sports Radio did an interview with current Badgers linebackers Vince Biegel and Joe Schobert...
Via Talking 10
8 days ago  |  Discuss

50 Greatest Wisconsin Badgers of All-Time: No. 47 – Howard “Cub” Buck

(Over the course of the summer we will be unveiling the 50 Greatest Badgers of All-Time every Monday – Friday) We’ve managed to get to the end of the first week and haven’t talked about a single football player? Ha, you didn’t think we’d go that long on this list without the flagship program of the University of Wisconsin, did you? So, let’s just move right in to introducing...
Via Madtown Badgers
8 days ago  |  Discuss

College star Kaminsky hears doubts as he prepares for NBA

CHICAGO (AP) Frank Kaminsky measured as the tallest player at the NBA Draft Combine, and he felt like a big target already. The do-it-all player of the year in college keeps hearing what he can't do as a pro. He's not strong enough, quick enough, or even young enough next to the flashier kids in the class. Rather than ignore the criticisms, Kaminsky wants to be aware of them, asking...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Chryst knows value of Badgers job

Paul Chryst has returned home to be the head coach of the Wisconsin Badgers after leaving for Pitt. Chryst played quarterback for the Badgers from 1986-1989 and was the offensive coordinator from 2006-2011 so it's understandable that he would call this his dream job.He stopped just short of that during a sit down with the Big Ten Network but here is what he had to say:"I feel fortunate...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

50 Greatest Wisconsin Badgers of All-Time: No. 48 Michael Lihrman

(Over the course of the summer we will be unveiling the 50 Greatest Badgers of All-Time every Monday – Friday) When you think of Wisconsin Badgers athletics, how often do you think about Track & Field? If you grew up in the 1980’s or 1990’s (and were as fanatical as this guy was about sports already), having Badgers teams compete for and win championships was nearly a yearly...
Via Madtown Badgers
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Melvin Gordon sends heartfelt message to Wisconsin

New Chargers running back, Melvin Gordon was an absolute star at Wisconsin. He’s the owner of every major rushing record at Wisconsin and was a Heisman finalist last year after rushing for 2,587 yards and a stunning 29 touchdowns. It seems as though Gordon is going to miss his time as a Badger and most of all his teammates in Madison. Yesterday, Gordon posted a heartfelt good bye...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Melvin Gordon Posts Heartfelt Note To Former Wisconsin Teammates, “I’m Always (Going To) Be There”

Melvin Gordon spent four years at Wisconsin. They were four very, very good years.  The 6-foot-1, 215-pound running back’s name is spread all over the Badgers’ record book – most rushing yards in a season (2,587), most rushing yards in a game (408), highest yards- per-carry average in a career (7.8).  Gordon is now gone to the NFL, picked by the San Diego Chargers in the...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse draws Wisconsin for ACC-Big Ten Challenge

Yup, national runner up Wisconsin will head to the Dome on December 2nd. No, Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker won’t be coming, but the team still has Nigel Hayes and Bronson Koenig, two key contributors to a Final Four team. But really what this game means is that the Syracuse non-conference schedule is once again a very formidable slate. After years of complaints, right or wrong...
Via Orange Fizz
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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