WISCONSIN BADGERS NEWS

How does Wisconsin look heading into Big Ten play?

There were some questions about the Badgers heading into the season. After three games, do we have any answers? Entering the 2017 season, there were multiple questions facing the Wisconsin Badgers: Is Alex Hornibrook the guy? Who’s going to be the starting running back? Is the offensive line going to gel? How will Jim Leonhard perform as defensive coordinator? Well,...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
12 hours ago

What should we take away from Wisconsin’s win over BYU?

Our roundtable convenes to wrap up Week 3. The good: Alex Hornibrook, obviously. Besides the career day for the quarterback, what else went well for Wisconsin on Saturday? Owen Riese: Really, just about everything. The Badgers traveled across the country to play a team that would very seamlessly fit in the Big Ten from a style standpoint and disposed of them in impressive fashion...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
13 hours ago

Wisconsin’s visit to BYU meant record business for Provo’s two bars

The Wisconsin Badgers made their first ever visit to Provo, Utah to play BYU over the weekend. And the football game made history in more than one way. While Wisconsin got the victory 40-6 on the field, the real winner may have been the Provo economy. You see, there are apparently two bars in Provo, Utah, a town of over 115,000 people. (That fact may not be surprising given the incredibly...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago

Wisconsin women’s hockey opens season No. 2 in preseason poll

It should be another big year for the Badgers. The Wisconsin women’s hockey team is starting the season ranked second in the USCHO preseason poll. The Badgers received one first-place vote but are ranked behind Clarkson, which beat them in the national title game back in March. Wisconsin was also picked second in the WCHA coaches’ poll that came out last week. Minnesota was...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
1 day ago

Northwestern vs. Wisconsin set for 11 a.m. kickoff on Sept. 30

The Badgers will host the Wildcats coming off byes for both teams. The Wisconsin Badgers’ next kickoff time is set. UW will host the Northwestern Wildcats at 11 a.m. CT on Sept. 30 at Camp Randall Stadium, the program announced on Monday. The game will be televised nationally on ABC. Wisconsin (3–0) heads into its bye week undefeated after a dominant 40–6 win at BYU on Saturday...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
1 day ago

Wisconsin football recruiting: RB/LB John Chenal commits to Badgers as preferred walk-on

Annnnnnd another one. Another early walk-on offer is accepted for the Wisconsin Badgers’ class of 2018. Grantsburg, Wis., recruit John Chenal committed to Wisconsin as a preferred walk-on on Monday morning. Chenal recently decommitted from North Dakota on Sept. 14, teasing that another decision “will be coming soon.” “Thank you to Coach Chryst for visiting the school today...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
1 day ago

Wisconsin QB Alex Hornibrook named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week

A big Saturday leads to Hornibrook’s second weekly award. This was a no brainer, right? Wisconsin starting quarterback Alex Hornibrook was named the Big Ten’s offensive player of the week, the conference announced on Monday. The redshirt sophomore completed 18 of 19 passes for a career-high 256 yards with four touchdowns and zero interceptions in Wisconsin’s 40–6 win over...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
1 day ago

Wisconsin moves up in both AP Top 25, Amway Coaches Poll

Both polls have the Badgers in the top 10 entering their bye week. After an impressive 40–6 win at BYU, Wisconsin found itself moving up on Sunday afternoon. UW jumps up to No. 9 in the AP Top 25 while jumping back into the top 10 in the Amway Coaches Poll at No. 10. Four Big Ten teams stayed within the top 25 of the AP poll, with Penn State (No. 4, up one spot) Michigan (No...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
2 days ago

The numbers behind Alex Hornibrook’s career day vs. BYU are impressive

Diving into the southpaw’s big Saturday. What a day for Alex Hornibrook. A week after a strong start and uneven ending against Florida Atlantic, Hornibrook recorded a career day in Wisconsin’s 40–6 win at BYU on Saturday afternoon. How well did the southpaw play against the Cougars? He completed 18 of 19 passes for 256 yards and four touchdowns, with his one blemish a second...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
2 days ago

No. 9 Wisconsin women’s soccer defeats Minnesota in OT

The Badgers beat their border rivals 1–0. Another Badgers team, another victory over Minnesota. No. 9 Wisconsin women’s soccer (7–1) got Big Ten play started right on Saturday at the McClimon Track/Soccer Complex in Madison, knocking off the Golden Gophers 1–0 in overtime. Sophomore forward Dani Rhodes scored the game-winner, notching a penalty six minutes into overtime...
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2 days ago

No. 5 Wisconsin volleyball wins Badger Classic

The Badgers knocked off Marquette and Southern Mississippi to remain undefeated. No. 5 Wisconsin volleyball finished out non-conference play with a bang on Saturday, winning the Badger Classic with a 25–8, 25–10, 25–11 sweep of Southern Mississippi. It may have been Wisconsin’s most complete win of the year, as the Badgers held Southern Miss. to a season-low –.043 while...
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2 days ago

Grading Wisconsin’s win over BYU

The Badgers plastered the Cougars in Provo. It’s a straight-A kinda day. Despite BYU’s early 2017 struggles, Wisconsin’s match-up against BYU had the feel of a big non-conference game. SB Nation’s Matt Brown challenged a large traveling Wisconsin contingent to drink Provo dry. ABC made it the national afternoon game. (Author’s note: I want Tommy Tuberville to do color...
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2 days ago

Bucky’s 5th Quarter’s 5th Quarter: Thoughts on Wisconsin’s win at BYU

Our Sunday morning look back at the Badgers. Play of the game From the Wisconsin side, it has to be the 50-yard completion from redshirt sophomore quarterback Alex Hornibrook to true freshman wide receiver Danny Davis. After BYU tied the game with a field goal, UW attacked deep with Davis, whose first career reception was a 35-yard pitch-and-catch against FAU last week. Davis...
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2 days ago

Wisconsin vs. BYU: 3 things we learned from the Badgers’ win

More on the Badgers’ dominant W. Yes, No. 9 Wisconsin was over a two-touchdown favorite to take down BYU on Saturday, but with some uneven play early on, many wondered how the Badgers would face its road test. Well, they appeared to pass with flying colors. Wisconsin rolled over BYU in a 40-6 win in LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah on Saturday. A balanced Wisconsin (3-0...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
3 days ago

Wisconsin vs. BYU: No. 10 Badgers defeat Cougars 40–6

The Badgers looked mighty good out in Provo. After a career game from their starting quarterback, the No. 10 Wisconsin Badgers head into their bye week undefeated. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Alex Hornibrook completed 18 of 19 passes for 256 yards and four touchdowns as Wisconsin tamed the BYU Cougars 40–6 in Provo, Utah, on Saturday. It’s the third straight game the southpaw...
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3 days ago

Watch parachutist crash into wall before Wisconsin-BYU game

BYU put on a show for fans before Saturday’s game against Wisconsin kicked off, but it didn’t end the way they would have hoped. Three people parachuted down onto the field to get fans pumped up, but unfortunately, one of them seemed to overshoot their landing a bit. The first parachutist dropped in for a perfect landing, but the second one came in a bit deep and ended up crashing...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Parachute jumper at BYU game ends up slamming into stands

In one of those can’t-look-away scenarios, a parachute jumper at the Wisconsin-BYU game Saturday missed his mark in a bad way. Instead of landing on the BYU logo in the middle of the field, the parachute jumper overshot his landing by about 70 yards. As a result, he or she ended up slamming into the stands, rather than landing softly on the turf. Yikes. It looked like kind of a...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU Football: Tanner Mangum Out At Least A Month

The BYU football team was already facing long odds if they wanted to steal a victory from the Wisconsin Badgers. They will be even longer with starting quarterback Tanner Mangum out for the foreseeable future. Mangum suffered an ankle injury and will be out at least one month. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, that means that Beau Hoge will get his first start at the collegiate...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago

One Bar In Provo Opening Early For Wisconsin Fans

The Wisconsin Badgers are traveling West this week. They’ll be facing off against the Brigham Young Cougars, a team whose university is located in Provo, Utah. Their fans are likely in for something of a shock when it comes to libation options. Wisconsin fans are among the rowdiest and most raucous (in a good way) in the FBS, they enjoy a good drink with their football and have...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago

Isaac Guerendo, Wisconsin commits impress this week

Time to catch up with some future Badgers. Wisconsin Badgers fans have to wait until 2:30 pm CT today to watch No. 10 UW take on BYU. So why not check in on some future Badgers? Let’s start in Indiana, where wide receiver Isaac Guerendo is tearing up stat sheets left and right. The Avon, Ind., standout scored three touchdowns in the Orioles’ 63–7 win on Friday night. The...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
3 days ago

True freshman Adam Bay adjusting early and well as Wisconsin’s long snapper

Never forget about the specialists—especially the true freshmen. True freshman Adam Bay’s first collegiate game, and first collegiate long snap, forced him into action early and not under the best of circumstances. On a 4th-and-23 during their first offensive series of the year versus Utah State, the Wisconsin Badgers needed to punt from their own eight-yard line after two sacks...
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4 days ago

BYU football notes: No. 10 Badgers will be first Big Ten team to ever play in Provo

Provo * Somewhat lost in all the mystery surrounding BYU quarterback Tanner Mangum’s ankle injury this week is the sobering fact for the Cougars that their offense is the sixth-worst in the country, even with the experienced Mangum at the helm. Also diminished is the realization, which might not hit until 1:30 p.m. MT Saturday, that one of the best teams in college football will...
Via Jazz Notes
4 days ago

Andrew Van Ginkel still learning, but making presence felt on Wisconsin defense

The Badgers are starting to see promising results from a young defender. MADISON—Garret Dooley believes it was sometime during the end of spring and into the second week of fall camp. Leon Jacobs remembers it showed during a Friday night scrimmage when three tackles for loss were recorded. The “it” is when fellow outside linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel, from the outside looking...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
4 days ago

Lane Kiffin takes out full-page ad to thank Wisconsin for Hurricane Irma shelter

The recent storms known as Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma took a toll on things much more important than college football, but the problems posed to the college football schedule threw a number of universities and football programs into a complete scramble mode to make schedule adjustments where needed. Before Hurricane Irma reached the coastlines of the state of Florida, the...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago

Florida Atlantic head coach Lane Kiffin thanks Wisconsin in full-page newspaper ad

A nice gesture from the Owls’ head coach. A full-page ad appearing in Friday’s Wisconsin State Journal displays a personal message from Florida Atlantic head coach Lane Kiffin, thanking Wisconsin for its hospitality in the near-week his team has been in Madison. After last Saturday’s game against the Badgers, the Owls were forced to remain in Madison due to Hurricane Irma...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
4 days ago
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