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Nigel Hayes tells Celtics: ‘Take me third, I’ll shoot 5,000 shots a day for you’

Wisconsin Badgers forward Nigel Hayes (10) shoots against Notre Dame Fighting Irish forward Bonzie Colson (35) in the NCAA tournament. (Bill Streicher/USA Today Sports) WALTHAM — Nigel Hayes knows you need confidence to play in the NBA. The 6-foot-6 forward from Wisconsin also knows you need a jumper to play for the Celtics. Hayes showed this week he has the first component....
Via Green Street
May 19, 2016

Luke Kunin – The Next Ones: 2016 NHL Draft Profile

Luke Kunin 2015-16 Team: Wisconsin Badgers (#9) Date of birth: December 4th, 1997 Place of birth: Chesterfield, MO Ht: 6’0″  Wt: 193 lbs Shoots: Right Position: Center (Can also play wing) NHL Draft Eligibility: 2016 1st year eligible Twitter: @lukekunin9 THW The Next Ones Ranking (February): 20 Other Rankings THW War Room Rankings: 22 ISS April Ranking: 17 Future...
Via The Hockey Writers
May 19, 2016

2017 forward Nathan Reuvers commits to Badgers basketball

Wisconsin Badgers head coach Greg Gard has his first commitment after officially getting the permanent job this past March. According to sources with our recruiting partners at Badger247, Gard and the Badgers have received a verbal commitment from 2017 forward Nathan Reuvers. Beyond blessed to announce my commitment to further my education and basketball career at Wisconsin! The...
Via Madtown Badgers
May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Rose Lavelle named to USWNT roster ahead of Olymipcs

Wisconsin Badgers junior forward Rose Lavelle has had a decorated career in the Cardinal and White, but it appears things are looking more like Red, White and Blue this summer. That’s because the United States women’s national team called Lavelle up for a pair of June games ahead of the 2016 Olympic games in Rio. It is her second call up to the full national team, after being...
Via Madtown Badgers
May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

REPORT: Nigel Hayes returning to Badgers for senior season

After the 2015-16 season, junior Nigel Hayes decided to test the NBA waters but refused to hire an agent. However, following this past weekends NBA Draft combine the senior-to-be appears set to decide it best to return to the Wisconsin Badgers for one last season. The Zone in Madison was first to report the news, which shouldn’t come as a complete surprise. Sources close to The...
Via Madtown Badgers
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Which recent football transfer will have greatest impact on Badgers?

The Wisconsin Badgers of 2017 will have a few fewer spots for scholarships, as late last week the team added a pair of transfers in running back Chris James (Pittsburgh) and cornerback Nick Nelson (Hawaii). Both have a lot of familiarity with the university and the current coaching staff, making both of them a unique set of transfers. What is also unique are the opportunities available...
Via Madtown Badgers
May 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Granato's Fat Contract

Recently, former Wisconsin Badgers forward Tony Granato was introduced as head coach of the Wisconsin Badgers. Yesterday, we found out what the Wisconsin Badgers are going to pay him. Let's say that he's going to be compensated very well. Granato received a five-year contract that will provide for base salary of $400,000 for each year, with each receiving considerable additional...
Via Goon's World
May 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers 2017 NFL Draft Prospects

The 2016 NFL draft saw two Wisconsin Badgers (Joe Schobert & Derek Watt) hear their names called. All things considered, it was a bit of a disappointing performance for the Badgers, especially when you consider the fact that Wisconsin has had 13 top-75 draft picks since 2011, which ranks fourth nationally. Wisconsin also didn’t have a single offensive lineman drafted, which...
Via Talking 10
May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Badgers add North Carolina corner back to 2017 recruiting class

The Wisconsin Badgers have added North Carolina corner back, Madison Cone to its 2017 recruiting class. The five foot nine inch corner back from Kernersville, North Carolina announced via twitter earlier today of his commitment to play football and further his education at UW-Madison. The 175 pound, three star recruit is the tenth member of the 2017 Badger recruiting class. According...
Via Madtown Badgers
May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: Former Wisconsin Stars Frank Kaminsky, Sam Dekker Back On Campus

It’s a big reunion at Wisconsin today, where several former Badger basketball standouts have returned to campus. Ex-Wisconsin guard Ben Brust posted a photo on Twitter of himself, Josh Gasser, Duje Dukan, Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky hanging out with new head coach Greg Gard. We’re back! pic.twitter.com/SEb3gm2Zt4 — Ben Brust (@BenBrust) May 5, 2016 That’s not a bad 5...
Via College Spun
May 05, 2016  |  Discuss

UW football will host two primetime Big Ten games in 2016

As the ESPN/ABC networks announce their primetime slate of college football, the Wisconsin Badgers find themselves as hosts for a game for the first time in five years. Unlike most of the past though, the Badgers will host two primetime Big Ten football games in 2016. For the first time since hosting Nebraska in its first Big Ten game ever back in 2011, the Badgers will also play...
Via Madtown Badgers
May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

5 Badgers sign UDFA contracts following 2016 NFL Draft

The 2016 NFL Draft was a rather uneventful one for those in Badger Nation, as just two former UW players heard their names called in the seven-round extravaganza in Chicago this weekend. With Joe Schobert (Cleveland) and Derek Watt (San Diego) already of to the NFL, many former Badgers were left to sift through offers as undrafted free agents. As of Saturday night, it appears that...
Via Madtown Badgers
April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Melvin Gordon Posts Photo Of 4 Wisconsin Running Backs From 2012 That Have Been Drafted

Wisconsin football churns out great running backs seemingly every year. This year, fullback Derek Watt, little brother of former Wisconsin superstar J.J. Watt, was selected in the sixth round. He becomes the fourth back from the 2012 team to be drafted, joining Montee Ball (2013, 58th overall), James White (2014, 130th), and Melvin Gordon (2015, 15th). To honor his former teammates...
Via College Spun
April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt’s brother Derek Watt drafted by Chargers in Round 6

Following in his big brother’s footsteps, Derek Watt is now a member of the NFL after he was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in Round 6 of the 2016 NFL Draft. Needless to say, J.J. Watt was stoked when his little bro was finally taken off the board. Yeahhhh!!!!!!!!!!! — JJ Watt (@JJWatt) April 30, 2016 The Chargers took Watt No. 198 overall. He has a chance to make a big...
Via Sportsnaut
April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Browns select LB Joe Schobert with No. 99

The Browns began their busy Day 3 by selecting LB Joe Schobert with the first pick of the fourth round, No. 99. Schobert is a senior linebacker who played his college football at Wisconsin. In 13 games, he notched 79 tackles, 19.5 tackles for a loss, 9.5 sacks, one interception, 14 quarterback hurries and five forced fumbles. Surprisingly, Schobert is the first Badger to be selected...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Joe Schobert becomes first Badger off NFL Draft Board

From no FBS scholarship offers out of high school to the NFL — its a story familiar to Badgers fans, but it’s also the story of outside linebacker Joe Schobert. His NFL dream came true on Saturday, as he was taken with the very first pick of the day by the Cleveland Browns. After a solid junior season, Schobert kicked it up a notch with a great senior year and it got him drafter...
Via Madtown Badgers
April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL Draft 2016: Browns kick off Day 3 with Wisconsin LB Joe Schobert

The Cleveland Browns kicked off Day 3 of the 2016 NFL Draft by selecting Wisconsin linebacker Joe Schobert with the No. 99 pick, continuing to shore up their defense for the upcoming season under coach Hue Jackson. A former walk-on with the Badgers, Schobert broke out in 2015 and had 76 tackles (20 for a loss) with 9.5 sacks and four forced fumbles. In three years at Wisconsin, he...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Day 3 of the NFL draft starts with Joe Schobert

It’s Day 3 of the 2016 NFL draft, the draft for hard-core football fans and people without anything better to do on a spring Saturday. And the first player off the board is Joe Schobert, a linebacker from Wisconsin The Browns took Schobert with the 99th overall pick, keeping the pick even though they surely…
Via Pro Football Talk
April 30, 2016

2016 Wisconsin Badgers in NFL Draft Primer

The 2016 NFL Draft is finally upon us, and it has already been a wild ride without a single pick being made. Despite multiple All-Big Ten players and position award winners lining up from the Wisconsin Badgers side of the draft, the first few days may be a bit boring for UW fans. With that in mind, here is what one should be looking for in the 2016 NFL Draft from a Badgers perspective...
Via Madtown Badgers
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers NFL Draft Preview

The 2016 NFL Draft will be held from Thursday, April 28, until Saturday, April 30. Thursday night will televise the first round of the draft, Friday night will show rounds two and three and Saturday will have the remaining picks (rounds four through 7). After finishing off another 10 win season with the upset bowl victory over the University of Southern California, the Wisconsin...
Via Talking 10
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Original 2016 Badgers WBB commit granted full release from national letter of intent

With a new head coach in place, priorities on the court and on the recruiting trail were bound to change. One thing that seemed unlikely to change was what was being put together on the recruiting trail, in what many argued was Wisconsin’s best-ever recruiting class. However, the original member of that recruiting class, Alona Johnson, has been reportedly granted a full release...
Via Madtown Badgers
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Post-Spring Wisconsin Badgers football observations

After what could only be described as a muted, yet entertaining 2016 spring game, there certainly was plenty of things to observe about the state of the Wisconsin Badgers football program. However, that speech can come at another time. As far as this is concerned, let’s just focus on the lessons learned from 15 practices during this spring camp. Without it, we may not have some...
Via Madtown Badgers
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Healthy Clement shows off speed at Badgers spring game

MADISON, Wis. -- Corey Clement burst through the hole, with one man left to beat in the secondary.Spring scrimmage or not, the Wisconsin running back operated as if a game was on the line. The safety got pushed aside after Clement used a stiff arm.Clement was eager to leave an impression that will last through the offseason and summer, leaving any memories of an underwhelming 2015...
Via AP on Fox
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Wisconsin RB Corey Clement back at full speed in spring ball

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Corey Clement burst through the hole, with one man left to beat in the secondary. Spring scrimmage or not, the Wisconsin running back operated as if a game was on the line. The safety got pushed aside after Clement used a stiff arm. Clement was eager to leave an impression that will last through the offseason and summer, leaving any memories of an underwhelming...
Via AP on Fox
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

DB Nick Nelson transfers from Hawaii to Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Badgers have a good bit of transfers on their roster right now as many players have come in the play for the team in 2017. That has caused a riff in their recruiting spots for that season, but they certainly have just landed a great cornerback option in Hawaii defensive back Nick Nelson. The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors haven’t had a lot to celebrate in recent years, but...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss
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