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Badgers set unique scheduling agreement with Western Kentucky

The University of Wisconsin athletic department has never been above thinking outside the box, and on Tuesday they announced one of the more unique scheduling agreements involving a college football game we’ve ever heard about. UW will play host to Conference-USA foe Western Kentucky to open the 2018 football season, but that’s only half of this agreement. Also included in the...
Via Madtown Badgers
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Taiwan Deal, Bradrick Shaw giving hope for future at running back

Last season was certainly a let down at one of the premier positions for the Wisconsin Badgers – running back. Between the lost season of expected star Corey Clement, an offensive line trying to find its identity and a very inexperienced group behind Clement, the Badgers struggled mightily to find a consistent run game all season long. It led to UW ranking just 10th in the Big...
Via Madtown Badgers
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Badgers vs. LSU at Lambeau will be host for ESPN College Gameday

The mix of two power programs in college football, the opening weekend of the season and historic Lambeau Field appears to be too much for ESPN to resist. That’s right…the famed ESPN College GameDay program will be broadcasting live from Lambeau Field per Wisconsin Badgers athletic director Barry Alvarez. According to Barry Alvarez, Wisconsin vs. LSU at Lambeau Field on September...
Via Madtown Badgers
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Could Dan Voltz make selfless move to guard for Badgers?

Dan Voltz came in to Wisconsin as one of the most highly touted recruits of the 2012 recruiting class. He was the No. 100 ranked player in the country and the No. 8 guard in the nation as well. But, since arriving in Madison Voltz’s home has been at center and been an award-winning center at that. He’s also been on the injured list, and that streak of lost games continued in...
Via Madtown Badgers
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

MadTownBadgers Looking for new staff members

Love the Badgers? Love writing and interacting with fellow fans? We’ve got openings for you to do just that! We’re in the market for some new writers with passion, drive and most importantly hooked in to the pulse of Badger nation. Whether you’re a UW student looking for experience, a passionate fan with a unique perspective or anything in between — we’d love to hear from...
Via Madtown Badgers
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Badgers lock down last piece of in-state 2017 recruiting class puzzle

With the return of Paul Chryst, a renewed emphasis was placed on in-state recruiting for the Wisconsin Badgers. That was obvious with the 2015 and just completed 2016 recruiting classes. However, unlike those two classes the 2017 class will have a total lockdown on the in-state products. That’s because 4-star offensive tackle Tyler Beach of Port Washington, Wis. announced his commitment...
Via Madtown Badgers
April 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Bret Bielema still has issues with Tim Brewster

Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema has something of a history with the University of Minnesota. So imagine his surprise when, a year and a half ago, the former Wisconsin coach received an invite to speak to the Minnesota Football Coaches Association conference. “I said, ‘Yeah, right. These guys hate me,'” Bielema said Friday in his address to the conference, via Andy Greder...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Tight End Jake Ferguson Announces Commitment To Hometown Wisconsin Badgers

Wisconsin has added a recruit right from its backyard in Madison. Jake Ferguson, a 6-foot-5 tight end from James Madison Memorial High School, has committed to his hometown Badgers. He announced the decision via Twitter on Thursday afternoon. pic.twitter.com/bKsbEoDxUH — Jake Ferguson (@jqfergy11) March 31, 2016 Ferguson also holds offers from Iowa, Iowa State, Nebraska, and...
Via College Spun
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

UW defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox’s contract details released

The University of Wisconsin looked long, hard and far to find its new defensive coordinator after Dave Aranda took the same position with LSU a few months ago. UW announced the hire of Justin Wilcox just days before national signing day in early February. What wasn’t know at the time was the financial package given to the new DC after the old one bolted for a contract that will...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Tsipis’ ready to take back state of Wisconsin on the recruiting trail

As new Badgers women’s basketball head coach Jonathan Tsipis was officially brought before the media there were the usual themes of “change” and “energy” and “working hard” brought out by both the new coach and athletic director Barry Alvarez. They were themes brought out just five years ago when we all did this for the hire of Bobbie Kelsey. Not much was different...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Dream team trio set to right ship of Badgers men’s hockey

In the world of college hockey, the Wisconsin Badgers are one of the blue blood programs – winning six national championships (third most in D1 history) and making 26 appearances in the NCAA tournament since the modern era began for the Badgers in 1963. That tradition is gone as of late, thanks to two of the worst seasons in UW program history in back-to-back seasons. Winning four...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Is there really such a thing as QB battle in 2016 Badgers spring camp?

The seemingly annual tradition of a spring “quarterback battle” was once again all the talk as the 2016 version of the Wisconsin Badgers. With starter Joel Stave gone and very little in-game experience on the roster, a battle for the QB1 position was inevitable. However, we all should’ve known better because when was the last time a true quarterback battle? For the last four...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

REPORT: UW set to hire Jonathan Tsipis as new women’s basketball head coach

Last week the name of Jonathan Tsipis had emerged as the frontrunner to become the new Wisconsin Badgers women’s basketball head coach. Now it appears all that is left is the vote of the UW Board of Regents, and according to Dennis Punzel of the Wisconsin State Journal that vote will happen on Tuesday. When the vote of approval is given, Tsipis will make history at the University...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Governor Chris Christie ate ALL the food at NCAA Tournament game (PHOTOS)

Chris Christie, a Notre Dame fan, was in Philly Friday to watch the Irish take on the Wisconsin Badgers. And, just like you might expect, he ate a ton of food. But it’s the way the governor of New Jersey handled his M&Ms that was really cool. Not too many people have methods for eating candy, but Christie clearly does. Christie was caught on camera pouring his smaller bag of...
Via The Sports Daily
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Irish's Demetrius Jackson steals win away from Wisconsin

Demetrius Jackson came up with two huge steals in the final minute for Notre Dame as the Irish came from behind to beat the Wisconsin Badgers. Here’s the first that gave Notre Dame the lead…. Here’s the second that sealed the deal for the Irish….
Via The Student Section
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Badgers land top 2017 QB target Jack Coan

Every recruiting class needs its leader, and that usually comes from the quarterback position. For the Wisconsin Badgers 2017 class, things took off quickly with 3-star quarterback Jack Coan. After finishing up visits to his top schools, Coan, a Sayville (N.Y.) West product, notified the Badgers of his choice to commit to them on Wednesday. He announced his commitment via Twitter...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Lands Commitment From 4-Star Quarterback Jack Coan

A four-star quarterback and one of the top players from the state of New York is off the board. Jack Coan out of Sayville on Long Island has committed to play for Paul Chryst and the Wisconsin Badgers. He made the announcement moments ago on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/givgw5EK59 — Jack Coan (@jcoan17) March 24, 2016 Coan also holds offers from Louisville, Miami, Syracuse, West...
Via College Spun
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Wisconsin players made a hilarious 'Fresh Prince' spoof for the Sweet Sixteen

Is Wisconsin the most fun team to follow this March? If the decision came down to off-court entertainment, the Badgers would certainly be one of the top picks.Wisconsin walk-ons Matt Ferris and Aaron Moesch have created a web series they're calling "Moesch Madness" to chronicle the team's journey in this year's NCAA tournament. After previously creating a hit video in which they...
Via Fox Sports
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Sam Dekker did not have much faith in Wisconsin on his tourney bracket

Former Wisconsin star Sam Dekker’s NCAA Tournament bracket was shown on the video board at the Houston Rockets’ game Wednesday evening.  The former Badger wasn’t too optimistic about his alma mater's chances of going deep this season.  Dekker has No. 7 seed Wisconsin losing in the Sweet 16.  Sam Dekker's bracket was just shown on the video board. He had Wisconsin losing...
Via College Spun
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Wisconsin bench tries to recreate buzzer beater

The Wisconsin Badgers pulled off an unbelievable upset over the Xavier Musketeers last weekend to get to the Sweet Sixteen for the third year in a row and the fifth time in the last six years. The win came off a last-second buzzer beater by Bronson Koenig. The Badger bench players were pretty excited over the shot and they decided to have a little fun with it. On Sunday following...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Candidates emerging for vacant Badgers women’s basketball head coach

As the Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team captures all the attention, things are apparently happening behind the scenes in the search to replace Bobbie Kelsey as the head coach of the women’s basketball program. Dennis Punzel of the Wisconsin State Journal is reporting that George Washington head coach Jonathan Tsipis is the leading candidate for the job. His hire would...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Wisconsin erupts in celebration after Xavier win

The second round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament provided us with plenty of buzzer beaters and upsets, with the Wisconsin Badgers benefiting from a buzzer beater of their own to hold off Xavier. After the win, which was secured by a shot from Bronson Koenig in the corner, the Badgers erupted in celebration. As you would expect, the early part of the celebration took place on the court...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Bronson Koenig gave great interview after making big shot

Bronson Koenig made a big shot to help Wisconsin beat Xavier in comeback fashion on Sunday, and then he gave a great interview about it. Speaking with TNT’s Dana Jacobson, the Wisconsin junior guard said he just was channeling his inner-Steph Curry with the 3-pointer to win the game: "I've had an extra assistant coach all year." - Wisconsin's Greg Gard about his late father...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Frank Kaminsky’s reaction to Wisconsin’s buzzer-beater was fantastic

The No. 7 Wisconsin Badgers hit a buzzer-beating three to upset the No. 2 Xavier Musketeers in the NCAA Tournament’s Round of 32 action on Sunday. While the finish left actor Bill Murray very sad, it left former Wisconsin hoops star Frank Kaminsky elated. Watch Kaminsky lose his mind after Bronson Koenig’s game-winning three: Frank The Tank’s reaction to that game winning...
Via The Comeback
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Frank Kaminsky's reaction to Wisconsin buzzer beater

Bronson Koenig hit the shot of the NCAA Tournament tonight. The Wisconsin guard nailed a fadeaway 3-pointer as time was expiring to give the No. 7 seeded Badgers the 66-63 win against No. 2 seed Xavier.  You can watch the play here.  The Wisconsin fans at the game went nuts, but the best reaction comes from former UW star Frank Kaminsky, who was nervously watching the game and...
Via College Spun
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss
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