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Auburn, Wisconsin chow down with tons of food before Outback Bowl

Both Auburn and Wisconsin are hungry for a victory in the Outback Bowl. Which is good, because we're guessing they weren't hungry for anything else after Friday night. The No. 19 Tigers and No. 18 Badgers will square off on New Year's Day in Tampa, Florida, in a bowl game sponsored by Outback Steakhouse. What's one perk of having your bowl game sponsored by a major restaurant chain...
Via Fox Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

5 things you need to know about Wisconsin's offense in the Outback Bowl

Wisconsin is much more than just Melvin Gordon. AL.com takes a look at five things Auburn fans should know about Wisconsin's offense heading into the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1.
Via AL.com - Brandon Marcello
9 hours ago

Buffalo-Wisconsin Preview

Wisconsin has gotten plenty of time to recover from its trip to the West Coast and will try to avoid showing any rust in its final tune-up before Big Ten play. The sixth-ranked Badgers will also seek to take another sterling record into the conference season after a visit from Buffalo on Sunday night. Wisconsin made just one trip outside its borders - winning the eight-team Battle...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin and Auburn players down 2,400 pounds of meat at Outback Bowl dinner: Report

When you watch a Wisconsin football game, it's hard to ignore those corn-fed behemoths lining up on Saturdays. But ears of yellow aren't the only thing they graze on so when they got together with their equally big opponents from Auburn for a special Outback Bowl dinner, the wait staff knew enough to keep their hands clear of the plates. The Badgers and Tigers players (who will...
Via The Other Paper
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Auburn And Wisconsin Ate An Absurd Amount Of Food At The Outback Bowl Dinner

Perhaps the best perk of getting to play in the Outback Bowl is the game’s introductory dinner. Every year, the two squads playing in the annual contest team up to eat a jaw-dropping amount of food. This year’s version was no different. Per Auburn, both the Tigers and the Wisconsin Badgers combined to eat 1,200 pounds of food – and that was just for dessert. Check out the damage...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

No. 17 Wisconsin hopes program back on steady ground

MADISON, Wis. (AP) The Wisconsin Badgers have received a crash course in just how much of a business college sports can be. The hiring of new coach Paul Chryst has them hoping the program is back on solid footing - again. Now the No. 17 Badgers can return to focusing on football. The team is scheduled to arrive in Florida on Friday to begin preparation for the Outback Bowl on New...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 QB Austin Kafentzis sticks with commitment to Wisconsin Badgers

The Wisconsin Badgers have had their 2015 quarterback in the fold for over a year, but with Gary Andersen leaving things between the Badgers and 3-star quarterback Austin Kafentzis were a bit up in the air. On Tuesday night, Kafentzis spoke with Milwaukee radio station 105.7 The Fan about his commitment status. Kafentzis told the world he would stick with his commitment to the Badgers...
Via Madtown Badgers
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Outback Bowl Preview: Wisconsin Vs. Auburn

Continuing our Big Ten bowl preview series, our writers take a look a the Outback Bowl between Auburn and Wisconsin. This game features two teams who ended their season’s on sour notes, however, are looking for something to build off of heading into 2015. Let’s see how our writers have it playing out. Princess Sparkle —  I really am looking forward to this game.  I think...
Via Know It All Football
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Beyond the Box Score: Wisconsin 68, California 56

I’ll be honest. I was a little worried about the game last night. Cal has an underrated team and would definitely want to prove that by knocking off the sixth ranked team in the country. Add into the mix it’s a west coast game with a late start after a weeklong layoff and the recipe for upset was brewing. And I was wrong. The Badgers took control early, and held off a couple...
Via Madtown Badgers
4 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 17 Wisconsin looks for defensive renewal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) It appears as if No. 17 Wisconsin will have some continuity on defense under new coach Paul Chryst. The Badgers' incoming offensive-minded leader can't make job offers to assistants because of a Dec. 29 application deadline, according to university hiring policies. Announcements about positions aren't expected until after Wisconsin's game Jan. 1 in the Outback...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 LB Nick Thomas reaffirms commitment to Badgers

So far things have stayed put on the recruiting trail for the Wisconsin Badgers, despite the turmoil of a coaching change. On Monday night the Badgers got some more good news in the quest to keep it’s 2015 class together. Our recruiting partners at Badger247 are reporting 3-star linebacker Nick Thomas is sticking with the Badgers. He had taken a visit to Nebraska last week and...
Via Madtown Badgers
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers trounce Cal in return from Finals break

After a nine-day layoff for Finals, the No. 6 Wisconsin Badgers went out West to take on the Cal Golden Bears in the last big test before Big Ten Play. The Badgers (11-1) went out and took care of business on the basketball court, defeating Cal (10-2) 68-56 in front of its home crowd. Wisconsin was led by the double-double effort of sophomore forward Nigel Hayes, who had 17 points...
Via Madtown Badgers
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Zagzebski's career ends with torn ACL, but senior DL still helping Badgers

MADISON, Wis. -- The pop inside Konrad Zagzebski's right knee was the first giveaway that something was seriously wrong. In high school, Zagzebski had felt the same pop once before in his left knee, followed by immediate pain and swelling. The diagnosis then: a torn ACL. So when Zagzebski fell to the turf while engaged on a block with an offensive lineman during the second quarter...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Melvin Gordon Guarantees Rematch Win Over Ohio State

Melvin Gordon guarantees a rematch win over Ohio State if Wisconsin were to play the Buckeyes again.
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers' Koenig prides game on strong decision-making skills

MADISON, Wis. -- The way Bronson Koenig sees it, 3-to-1 is a pretty darn good assists-to-turnovers ratio for a college basketball point guard. After all, former Wisconsin point guard Jordan Taylor left the program three years ago with a ratio of 3.01, which was good enough to shatter the previous NCAA career record. That being said, Koenig has set his goals even higher. Hey, 3-to...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
5 days ago  |  Discuss

No news is good news on Badgers recruiting front

As the dust settles from Paul Chryst’s hire as the 30th head coach of the Wisconsin Badgers, the excitement turns to questions of what comes next. What about the coaching staff? How about the hire affecting recruiting? For those of us who remember the last coaching hire vividly, it was clear an upheaval was coming. Not only did Bret Bielema leave, but so did nearly every single...
Via Madtown Badgers
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fifth-ranked Wisconsin Badgers visit Cal Bears on Monday; Stanford Cardinal travels to Texas to face 9th-ranked Longhorns

Via Contra Costa Times - Cal
6 days ago

Photo: Adidas Accidentally Put A Cincinnati Logo On Wisconsin Forward Duje Dukan’s Warm-Up

Adidas is the apparel partner for both Wisconsin and Cincinnati, two schools that have similar color schemes. On Friday, Wisconsin forward Duje Dukan noticed a bit of a mix up with the Badgers’ warm-ups…specifically, that they feature Cincy’s Bearcats logo. Oops… Hey @adidasHoops thanks so much for the official Wisconsin Bearcats warmup! pic.twitter.com/riHFHSB0fe — Duje...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

adidas Accidentally Sent Wisconsin Warm Ups With Wrong Team Logo

Hey @adidasHoops thanks so much for the official Wisconsin Bearcats warmup! pic.twitter.com/riHFHSB0fe — Duje Dukan (@DDukan13) December 19, 2014 You would think that adidas would be able to get the #5 team in the country outfitted with proper warm ups. Apparently not. I’m sure the Wisconsin Badgers were thrilled to see they’re now the Wisconsin […] The post adidas Accidentally...
Via Diehardsport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin warmups from adidas offer fashion faux pas

The Wisconsin Badgers and Cincinnati Bearcats. Not the Wisconsin Bearcats. When Wisconsin received its brand, spanking new warmups from adidas, there was a slight faux pas: Check it out: In case one is wondering, Wisconsin and Cincinnati are not scheduled to meet this season.    
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

10 Badgers offensive players most impacted by Paul Chryst hire

Paul Chryst is officially on the job as Wisconsin Badgers head football coach, and that means time to evaluate the roster and take in Outback bowl preparations. It also means finding a coaching staff that will work. However, nothing is more important that sitting down and figuring out what his first Wisconsin Badgers team looks like, evaluating its strengths and weaknesses and gameplanning...
Via Madtown Badgers
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Aranda to stick around as Badgers defensive coordinator

When Gary Andersen moved to Oregon State many wondered if his defensive coordinator, Dave Aranda, would move a third time with him. That didn’t happen, and Aranda made it clear he wanted to stay in Madison no matter what. It appears that Barry Alvarez’s pitch and Pau Chryst’s feel for the coach is paying off. As Andy Baggot of the Wisconsin State Journal is reporting Aranda...
Via Madtown Badgers
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Outback Bowl Offering Free Bloomin’ Onions, Coconut Shrimp Based On Game’s Winner

For the third year in a row, Outback Steakhouse has put together a clever marketing plan to capitalize on the popularity of its New Year’s Day bowl game. This year, the Auburn Tigers will be “Team Bloomin’ Onion”, while the Wisconsin Badgers will take “Team Coconut Shrimp.” As was the case in years past, the appetizer associated with the winning team will be available...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers set Wednesday presser; Chryst expected to be named coach

MADISON, Wis. -- After a full week of speculation and reports, Paul Chryst is expected to be introduced as Wisconsin's next football coach at a 6 p.m. Wednesday news conference inside the Nicholas-Johnson Pavilion at the Kohl Center. Chryst flew to Madison on Tuesday to meet with school officials. Earlier in the day, he coached what likely was his final practice as Pittsburgh's head...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dispelling the myth of Paul Chryst’s offense as only ‘ground and pound’

Wisconsin will run the ball down your throat, then shove it even further down your throat some more and eventually continue doing it until you beg for mercy. Those are the scenes painted in words and written about the Wisconsin Badgers offense, especially that of former offensive coordinator turned new head coach Paul Chryst. None of which should be surprising with the number of...
Via Madtown Badgers
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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