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No. 8 Badgers go to Big House looking for another big win

Some things to watch in the Big Ten in Week 5 of the season: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 8 Wisconsin at No. 4 Michigan. It's the first time in 65 all-time meetings that these teams have played when both were in the top 10, and each will play with an eye on strengthening its resume for the College Football Playoff. Even after a convincing win at Michigan State last week, the Badgers believe...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin kicker Rafael Gaglianone out for season

The Wisconsin Badgers announced on Thursday that junior kicker Rafael Gaglianone will miss the remainder of the season. Gaglianone underwent surgery to repair his back. The injury forced Gaglianone to miss last weekend’s matchup against Michigan State before team doctors determined surgery was the best option. “You’re disappointed for Rafael because of all the work he’s put...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 hours ago

Wisconsin football: K Rafael Gaglianone out for reminder of season

A substantial loss for the rest of 2016. Wisconsin announced junior kicker Rafael Gaglianone will miss the remainder of the 2016 season after undergoing back surgery on Thursday. It’s a disappointing end to the season for the Brazilian-born placekicker, as he made seven of eight field goals through three games. The back injury forced him to miss Wisconsin’s 30-6 win over then...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
2 hours ago

Rafael Gaglianone lost to Badgers for the season

Wisconsin hasn’t had a more popular kicker in some time than junior Rafael Gaglianone. Maybe it was his portly body or his joy for life and dance moves. However, Badger fans are going to have to wait until next season to see him kicking in the Cardinal and White. On Thursday, UW officially announced that Gaglinaone will be shut down for the season due to lingering back issues....
Via Madtown Badgers
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Loses Starter To Season Ending Injury

Wisconsin will be without place kicker Rafael Galianone for the remainder of the season, the Badgers announced over Twitter. The #Badgers announce Rafael Gaglianone will miss remainder of season after undergoing back surgery Thursday. https://t.co/VbQHWg695U — Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) September 29, 2016 Full release on kicker Rafael Gaglianone missing the remainder...
Via Diehardsport
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin vs. Michigan 2016: Everything to know about Week 5 of the Badgers' season

Does Wisconsin have another powerhouse performance in store for a top team from the Great Lakes State? Madison — The No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers (4-0) take on No. 4 Michigan (4-0) in Ann Arbor on Saturday. Wide receiver Jazz Peavy and quarterback Alex Hornibrook, along with outside linebackers T.J. Watt and Vince Biegel, spoke with the media on Monday morning to discuss this week’s...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
5 hours ago

Q&A: What to expect from Michigan’s offense vs. Wisconsin

Part one of a two-part Q&A session with SB Nation’s Michigan site. Another top 10 matchup awaits the No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday. The No. 4 Michigan Wolverines have been impressive through the first third of the season, displaying a balanced offense with bona fide receiving threats in the passing game. To talk about the beginning of their season and some of those...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
5 hours ago

Why it's time to give the Wisconsin Badgers the respect they deserve

One of the major fundamental issues with covering college football is that it's impossible to take anything that happens in the sport in a vacuum. Everything -- from wins, to losses, to injuries, you name it -- always has to have some broader meaning. It has to be examined in the big-picture scope of the season. Simply winning a game isn't good enough; following the win, we've got...
Via FOX Sports
8 hours ago

Wisconsin men’s hockey poised for a comeback year

The return of Wisconsin hockey royalty has the Badgers ready for a turnaround. It’s going to be a great year for hockey! Last year, well... last year was not a great year for hockey (8-19-8 overall, 3-13-4 in the Big Ten, good enough for last place). After a second straight disappointing season, coach (and noted Nae Nae enthusiast/toddler whisperer) Mike Eaves was relieved of...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
19 hours ago

RS freshman QB Hornibrook displaying strong poise, accuracy

MADISON, Wis. -- One start into his college career, Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook has shown he can handle big-game pressure.Hornibrook stood firm in the pocket and made third-down completions into tight coverage in the eighth-ranked Badgers' win over Michigan State.The stakes are only going to get higher this weekend at No. 4 Michigan."It's really just confidence, being able...
Via AP on Fox
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jordan, Medbery to wrestle at NWCA All-Star Classic

University of Wisconsin wrestlers Isaac Jordan and Connor Medbery will get a taste of some quality competition before their teammates open up the season on November 11. That’s because the duo was invited to take part in the National Wrestling Coaches’ Association All-Star Classic in Cleveland, Ohio November 5. The event features two of the nation’s top wrestlers in each of...
Via Madtown Badgers
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Badgers Opposition Research: Scouting the Michigan Wolverines Defense

One week down, but still plenty more to accomplish for the Wisconsin Badgers as it continues the gauntlet that is its opening Big Ten play for 2016. Up next is a second straight trip to the state of Michigan and a visit to the Big House. Wisconsin and Michigan haven’t met in some time (since 2010 to be exact), and there have been plenty of changes between these two programs. However...
Via Madtown Badgers
1 day ago  |  Discuss

QB Hornibrook cool under 3rd-down pressure for No. 8 Badgers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) One start into his college career, Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook has shown he can handle big-game pressure. Hornibrook stood firm in the pocket and made third-down completions into tight coverage in the eighth-ranked Badgers' win over Michigan State. The stakes are only going to get higher this weekend at No. 4 Michigan. ''It's really just confidence...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reasons why Wisconsin has a chance at greatness

It’s not difficult to find positives when you’re 4-0. Let’s take a look some facts, figures and feelings. In terms of the expectations game, it’s easy to say that the Wisconsin Badgers, even if they lose to the Michigan Wolverines or Ohio State Buckeyes, have passed with flying colors. If you’re the sort to believe in historical omens, the Badgers are in line for one hell...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
1 day ago

Nigel Hayes, Bronson Koenig and the Badgers’ men’s basketball team are living the Wisconsin Idea

The public activism of Bronson Koenig and Nigel Hayes is part of a long Wisconsin tradition. A little over a century ago, Wisconsin started an experiment. The idea, crazy for its time, was that honest, competent government, partnered with thoughtful, moderate, progressive reform would improve the lives of the state’s citizens. It was first championed by a Republican, Robert M...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
1 day ago

No. 3 Wisconsin volleyball keeps rolling

The Badgers started Big Ten play 2-0 in front of sold-out crowds. It was another weekend of sweeps for the No. 3 Wisconsin Badgers. Kicking off Big Ten play, UW pitched a couple of 3-0 shutouts at the Field House this weekend, knocking off No. 19 Ohio State on Friday and Maryland on Saturday. Defense came up big in both matches, leading to more accolades for sophomore Tionna Williams...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
1 day ago

Badgers in the NFL: How former Wisconsin players fared in Week 3

Unfortunate injury news for J.J. Watt and Russell Wilson headlines this week’s UW alumni news. Week 3 of the NFL season is in the books and several Badgers took the field. For week one and two performances, along with other Badgers NFL news, click here. A complete list of Badgers on NFL rosters can be found here. Editor’s note: This story was written before J.J. Watt’s latest...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
1 day ago

Wisconsin football: QB Alex Hornibrook named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

Quite the successful first start for the redshirt freshman. A solid starting debut leads to a conference honor for quarterback Alex Hornibrook. After guiding the Wisconsin Badgers (4-0) to three touchdown drives in the red zone and moving the chains through the air in their 30-6 against the Michigan State Spartans (2-1) last Saturday, the Pennsylvania southpaw earned Big Ten Freshman...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
2 days ago

Wisconsin basketball: Brevin Pritzl granted medical hardship

The redshirt freshman retains a year of eligibility. Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Greg Gard and his coaching staff will have a potential key contributor for four more years. UW announced on Monday that shooting guard Brevin Pritzl received a medical hardship for the 2015-16 season in which he only played only game due a broken foot. The De Pere, Wis., native suffered the injury...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
2 days ago

Badgers' defense stifling opponents through four games

MADISON, Wis. -- No. 8 Wisconsin has developed quite the pass rush.Michigan State got overwhelmed last week in a 30-6 loss to Wisconsin. Now the Badgers (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten) get to go after another tough opponent on Saturday at No. 4 Michigan."A lot of people want to overlook Wisconsin," outside linebacker Vince Biegel said. "We're going to continue to have the same approach. It doesn...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin football: Paul Chryst praises Jabrill Peppers, Michigan’s defensive success

Highlights from Monday’s press conference. Fresh off of their conference-opening win against Michigan State, the No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers (4-0 overall, 1-0 Big Ten) have begun preparing for the No. 4 Michigan Wolverines (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten). Head coach Paul Chryst met with the media on Monday afternoon, and here are the highlights from today’s presser: Thoughts on Brett Connors’...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
2 days ago

Video: Wisconsin prepares for potent Michigan offense

UW faces a B1G test in Ann Arbor Madison — The No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers (4-0) take on No. 4 Michigan (4-0) in Ann Arbor on Saturday. Wide receiver Jazz Peavy and quarterback Alex Hornibrook, along with outside linebackers T.J. Watt and Vince Biegel, spoke with the media on Monday morning to discuss this week’s top 10 match-up, along with a variety of other topics.
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
2 days ago

No. 8 Wisconsin dials up pass rush, Michigan showdown next

MADISON, Wis. (AP) No. 8 Wisconsin has developed quite the pass rush. Michigan State got overwhelmed last week in a 30-6 loss to Wisconsin. Now the Badgers (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten) get to go after another tough opponent on Saturday at No. 4 Michigan. ''A lot of people want to overlook Wisconsin,'' outside linebacker Vince Biegel said. ''We're going to continue to have the same approach...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State vs. Wisconsin was more than just a game

I decided it would be a cool opportunity to watch a Big Ten showdown between Wisconsin and Michigan State, but before confirming that I would go, I checked the forecast. Michigan’s weather is fickle, and I had to make sure a blizzard wouldn’t be on its way to East Lansing. After I looked at the weather app on my iPhone and saw that it would be sunny and warm, making the 70-mile...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tommy Armstrong, T.J. Watt among Big Ten Players of the Week

It was a fun week of football in the Big Ten as there were a number of games that will help teams separate themselves down the line. Three players stood out in the conference this weekend and they were named Big Ten Players of the Week. Tommy Armstrong helped the Nebraska Cornhuskers to 4-0 with a 24-13 win over Northwestern. The quarterback racked up 378 total yards of offense,...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago
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