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Big Ten Media Day: Gary Andersen speaks to local media (full audio)

In a rarity at Big Ten media days, local media were granted some one-on-one time with Wisconsin Badgers head coach Gary Andersen out of the spotlight of cameras and national media. During the sit-down, Andersen gave some great insight in to his expectations for specific players, talked about Joel Stave’s golf game and also gave us a look at some players to possibly watch in 2014...
Via Madtown Badgers
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Gary Andersen looking for big things from Biegel, Hayes in 2014

One of the biggest questions this offseason has been what the Wisconsin Badgers will look like on the defensive front seven. Perhaps the biggest unanswered questions this spring was where the pass rush was going to come from this season, especially since it was nearly non-existent last season. UW’s defense ranked sixth in the Big Ten in sacks (26) and 59th overall nationally. While...
Via Madtown Badgers
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Football 2014: 10 Things You Need To Know

It is hard to get excited about a Wisconsin Badgers football program this season when the program returns only eight starters from last year’s team. But when one of the returning players is Melvin Gordon, a running back who should not only be a Heisman Trophy candidate and a potential first round draft pick, there is reason for hope on Wisconsin’s campus.Even with the losses...
Via Football Nation
26 days ago  |  Discuss

MadTown Badgers is on Fancred, a social network for sports fans

Today I am very proud to say MadTown Badgers is on Fancred! This makes MTB the first Wisconsin Badgers blog to appear on the sports social network as a verified account. What is Fancred? I am glad you asked. In brief, it is a social network specifically for sports fans. All sports, all the time – no political rantings, no pictures of your friends kids to scare you, etc. You can...
Via Madtown Badgers
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers picked to win Big Ten West by media

The Big Ten doesn’t put out its own preseason media poll, but that hasn’t stopped The Plain Dealer from getting some of the media types together for an unofficial poll. On Friday, the paper announced the results of that poll, and the Wisconsin Badgers are picked to win the West Division. However, it wasn’t a cakewalk for the Badgers as they took the vote over the Iowa Hawkeyes...
Via Madtown Badgers
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers hoopsters have high expectations, but not getting caught up in hype

MADISON, Wis. -- If you are so inclined to look at preseason college basketball top-25 rankings three months before the first practice even begins, you'll find a common theme involving Wisconsin's 2014-15 team -- one of top-four rankings and Final Four predictions. The exact way-too-early forecasts from major media outlets reveal these rankings: Bleacher Report (1), SI.com...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Fully healthy, Badgers' Gasser feeling 'comfortable and confident'

MADISON, Wis. -- Josh Gasser isn't so much reinventing his game as he is reinvigorating it. And for a fifth-year senior who already is considered among the most respected basketball players in the Big Ten, it means his final season at Wisconsin very well could be his best. At least, that's the hope from Gasser, whose renewed mobility has provided him with added confidence...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers Football: 5 most important positions for 2014 success

Earlier this month we gave you a glimpse of five freshman who could be x-factors for the 2014 Badgers season. But, as we get within two weeks of camp opening up for the Badgers its time to start taking a bigger look at the roster and who will impact Wisconsin’s 2014 season the most. However, before we get to that point it’s time to look at the positions that will make or break...
Via Madtown Badgers
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings early overnight report: Zengerle unofficially signed; TV talk & development camp leftovers

It's not the possibly imminent and possibly not imminent re-signing of Tomas Tatar, but the University of Wisconsin's made official a signing I'd mentioned last Friday--the Griffins' signing of a speedy playmaking forward named Mark Zengerle--and I quote from the University of Wisconsin Badgers' press release: Mark Zengerle (Rochester, N.Y.) will be gainfully...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers RB recruit Crookshank 'the complete package'

Davon Crookshank has spent his high school football career patterning his running style off Montee Ball. Now, Crookshank will have an opportunity to follow directly in Ball's footsteps at the college level. Crookshank, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound running back from Missouri City, Texas, verbally committed over the weekend to play football at the University of Wisconsin, where Ball...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Temple: Preseason watch lists nice, but carry little meaning

During the college football doldrums, between the end of spring practices and the start of fall camp, there isn't much noteworthy news to stir a fan's excitement. Scant information trickles out about offseason workouts or coaching tweaks, and the days seemingly crawl -- slowly, torturously -- toward August. Perhaps that's why we put so much stock into preseason watch...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers RB recruit Crookshank 'the complete package'

Davon Crookshank has spent his high school football career patterning his running style off Montee Ball. Now, Crookshank will have an opportunity to follow directly in Ball's footsteps at the college level. Crookshank, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound running back from Missouri City, Texas, verbally committed over the weekend to play football at the University of Wisconsin, where Ball...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers RB recruit Crookshank 'the complete package'

Davon Crookshank has spent his high school football career patterning his running style off Montee Ball. Now, Crookshank will have an opportunity to follow directly in Ball's footsteps at the college level. Crookshank, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound running back from Missouri City, Texas, verbally committed over the weekend to play football at the University of Wisconsin, where Ball...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin finally adds a running back to 2015 class

Wisconsin has nearly closed out its 2015 football recruiting class after a great June run of commitments, but there was one glaring hole left to fill. On Sunday night the Badgers got that hole filled, getting a verbal pledge from 3-star running back Davon Crookshank out of Missouri City, Texas (Fort Bend Marshall). Crookshank became the fourth player to commit to the Badgers, and...
Via Madtown Badgers
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers’ Camp Randall Stadium will simulate terrorist bombing

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will simulate a terrorist bombing at Camp Randall Stadium early Thursday morning. Yes, the home of Wisconsin Badgers football will take on a more important role this week- a training ground for first responders. “Operation Wisconsin Dawn” will be a massive drill complete with explosive sound effects, billowing smoke and pretend victims —...
Via The Sports Bank
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Gasser finally near full strength 20-plus months after knee injury

It’s been a long time since Josh Gasser stepped on a court and felt 100 percent, but the day when he can do so again appears to be getting closer for the fifth-year senior guard on the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team. For starters, Gasser has ditched the brace he wore last season while starting 38 games in his return from a major knee injury. The next step is...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers lose 2 freshman from 2014 class, rest get official numbers

The Wisconsin Badgers football team updated its roster, giving out official numbers to freshman and the rest of the team on Friday. However, two players were conspicuously missing from the updated roster. Incoming freshman wide receivers Chris Jones and Dareian Watkins were not listed as members of the team. However, we may have a reason why courtesy of Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee...
Via Madtown Badgers
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers named early leader for 2017 defensive tackle Juan Harris

Things at Wisconsin are not what they used to be on the recruiting trail, and its probably taking fans time to get used to it. So, hearing that the Badgers have been named a favorite for an out of state prospect in the class of 2017 may be a big jarring to the system. However, on Thursday morning that was the case with Wisconsin and 2017 defensive tackle Juan Harris. Yes, we’re...
Via Madtown Badgers
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

5 freshman x-factors for Wisconsin Badgers football in 2014

We’re under a month until the Wisconsin Badgers put the pads on and begin the journey to Houston, Texas to take on LSU. After ending the 2013 season on a two-game losing streak, this spring and summer has been all about forging a new path forward under Gary Andersen. UW faces life without James White, Jared Abbrederis, Chris Borland, Beau Allen and a host of other major contributors...
Via Madtown Badgers
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Rob Havenstein named to Outland Trophy watch list

It’s watch list season across college football and at Wisconsin there is no bigger award than the Outland Trophy. That’s the award for the best interior lineman in the country and the one that former Badgers Joe Thomas and Gabe Carimi have won in the past. This year, the Badgers have put right tackle Rob Havenstein on the preseason watch list for the Outland Trophy. Havenstein...
Via Madtown Badgers
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Frank Kaminsky named best returning player in College Basketball

Wisconsin basketball is riding a wave of unprecedented popularity following its run to the 2014 Final Four. However, pundits haven’t always been in love with the Badgers and so when CBS Sports’ Seth Davis named UW’s own Frank Kaminsky as the best returning player in College Basketball it was a little more than surprising. Kaminsky returning surprised some, including Davis....
Via Madtown Badgers
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Freshman Jaden Gault takes leave from Badgers football team

Jaden Gault was one of the most talked about members of the 2014 football recruiting class for the Wisconsin Badgers. He graduated early and was supposed to compete for playing time right off the bat. Except that didn’t exactly happen for the freshman from Monona Grove. Instead he had surgery on his knee and now the Wisconsin State Journal is reporting that Gault is taking a leave...
Via Madtown Badgers
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Gary Andersen Threw A 4th Of July Pool Party For Wisconsin Players Today

As a program that recruits nationally, many Wisconsin players could not make it home to celebrate the Fourth of July with their families this weekend. In order to help the guys on campus have a bit of fun, head coach Gary Andersen threw a pool party for those who stuck around through the weekend. It looks like everyone’s having a great time. 4th of July pool party at Coach A...
Via College Spun
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers football uniforms Top 10 for 2014

We’re really starved for football, hell apparently NFL.com is so starved for some football it’s coming up with all sorts of crazy college football takes. Chief among them — the Wisconsin Badgers have the No. 9-ranked uniforms in all of college football heading in to 2014. Say what? I’m laughing right along with you. That is, until I realized NFL.com writer Bryan Fischer ...
Via Madtown Badgers
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Bruesewitz: Looking back, ahead after first pro season

Its been an eventful month home as I have had plenty of catching up to do both with family and friends as well as the entrepreneurial side of my life that I have been working on for the past few months. My time at home has been wonderful and I have enjoyed every minute of it but I really hope it slows down. I feel as if I just came home and within a few short weeks I will be off...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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