WISCONSIN BADGERS NEWS

Wisconsin celebrates 100 years of Camp Randall Stadium

There’s no place like it. We’re already counting down the days until college football returns to our hearts, minds, and media for the 2017 season. So are the Wisconsin Badgers. UW kicked off its Camp Randall 100 celebration on Wednesday. It includes athletics director Barry Alvarez honoring former All-American, College Football Hall of Famer, and athletics director Pat Richter...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
May 25, 2017

Why we’re fans of the Wisconsin Badgers

Welcome to the refreshed B5Q. Welcome to the refreshed Bucky’s 5th Quarter! To celebrate the new look and feel of our sports communities, we’re sharing stories of how and why we became fans of our favorite teams. If you’d like to share your story, head over to the FanPosts to write your own post. Each FanPost will be entered into a drawing to win a $500 Fanatics gift card....
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
May 25, 2017

Wisconsin football recruiting: Badgers offer 2019 QBs Grant Gunnell, Cade McNamara

Catching up on some offers to signal callers in May. With 10 verbal commitments in the class of 2018, the Wisconsin Badgers are in great shape for the current cycle. That could allow head coach Paul Chryst and his staff to look ahead for the class of 2019. In the month of May alone, the Badgers have offered two quarterbacks for this class in Cade McNamara and Grant Gunnell. Hailing...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
May 23, 2017

Wisconsin softball impressive in 7-2 win over Missouri in NCAA Tournament

A great win for the Badgers in Oregon. The Wisconsin Badgers’ softball team started off their 2017 NCAA Tournament hopes on the right foot. With some solid hitting and pitching, along with some SportsCenter-worthy defensive play, Wisconsin defeated Missouri 7-2 in the Eugene Regional on Friday night at Jane Sanders Stadiums in Eugene, Ore. The Badgers (34-15) trailed the Tigers...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
May 20, 2017

Wisconsin football recruiting: DE Isaiah Mullens commits to the Badgers

UW finds an agile defensive end with a motor right out of Ohio State’s backyard. In 2017, the Wisconsin Badgers look likely to have two, possibly three seniors start in the defensive trenches. This makes getting depth of a certain quality one of the paramount keys on the recruiting trail for Wisconsin. On Tuesday, the Badgers landed themselves an intriguing three-star defensive...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
May 16, 2017

Wisconsin football recruiting: Badgers offer RBs Nakia Watson, Abraham Alce

Something to watch for the class of 2018. It appears the Wisconsin Badgers coaching staff again is looking out of state for some running backs for the 2018 class. Austin, Texas (Westlake) prospect Nakia Watson and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (American Heritage) recruit Abraham Alce recently announced on Twitter that Wisconsin has offered them. RB Nakia Watson Ranked a three-star recruit...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
May 15, 2017

Wisconsin football recruiting: Cormac Sampson commits to Badgers

That’s now nine in the class of 2018. Another in-state kid stays home to play for the Wisconsin Badgers. Eau Claire, Wis. (Memorial) tight end Cormac Sampson verbally committed to Wisconsin on Saturday. He announced his decision via Twitter a day after being offered by the UW coaching staff. 247Sports, Rivals and Scout list the unrated Sampson at 6’5 and around 230 pounds,...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
May 13, 2017

Badger Bits: Nigel Hayes pens thoughtful Players’ Tribune article, Wisconsin Sports Awards

Lots to cover from this week’s Wisconsin-related news. Former Wisconsin Badgers forward Nigel Hayes will go down in school history as one of its best players on the court, and one of the most influential off. Hayes finished his career third in school history in points (1,857) and is the only UW men’s basketball player to be in the program’s top-10 in points, rebounds and...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
May 11, 2017

Wisconsin football recruiting: QB Chase Wolf commits to Badgers

That’s nine for the class of 2018 It appears the Wisconsin Badgers continue to reload at a vital position. Cincinnati, Ohio (St. Xavier) quarterback Chase Wolf verbally committed to Wisconsin on Friday afternoon. The 6’1, 188-pound recruit tweeted his announcement via Twitter. “Beyond excited to announce that I have committed to the University of Wisconsin!! #OnWisconsin...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
May 05, 2017

UW-Green Bay guard Trevor Anderson will transfer to Wisconsin

Anderson tweeted the announcement Wednesday night. It looks like the Wisconsin Badgers will add some backcourt help, though the impact may be delayed a season. UW-Green Bay freshman point guard Trevor Anderson announced on Twitter Tuesday evening that he will transfer to Wisconsin starting with the 2017-18 season. Due to NCAA transfer rules, he will have to sit next season but will...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
May 04, 2017

Podcast: Wisconsin football spring game preview, players to watch

What to watch for on Friday night The Wisconsin Badgers will participate in their annual spring game on Friday night inside Camp Randall Stadium. Though a glorified practice with scrimmage elements rolled in, this event (6:30 p.m. CST, Big Ten Network) should excite fans who haven’t seen their team since UW’s 24-16 win over Western Michigan in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
April 20, 2017

Scout gives TJ Watt gets higher draft grade than brother JJ

TJ Watt is an intriguing draft prospect this year, and at least one scout compares him favorably to brother JJ at this stage of his career. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Bob McGinn has been unrolling his pre-draft articles and had one on Sunday about many local players in Wisconsin. One of the players included in the piece was TJ, who had 11.5 sacks for the Badgers last season...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt: Brother T.J. Watt ‘farther along than I was’ at his age

J.J. Watt offered up some high praise for T.J. Watt, saying his younger brother and fellow former Wisconsin Badger standout is “a lot better player than I was” at his age. The Houston Texans superstar acknowledged while he and his younger brother share some similarities as football players, there are some differences between the two. But the elder Watt brother made the distinctions...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Here’s how you bring Wisconsin baseball back

Requirement: Straight cash. Happy April, everyone! Enjoying the great college sports abyss that is post-March Madness? To fill the hole, we delve in into the traditional Wisconsin rights of spring. Easter egg hunts. Watching the flowers bloom. Analyzing the minutiae of every spring football practice. Sun-bathing in 50-degree weather. One of the most hallowed of all annual Wisconsin...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
April 13, 2017

2017 NFL Draft Preview: EDGE T.J. Watt

Over the course of the weeks leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft, we will take a look at the top NFL prospects at each position. At the linebacker position, we take a look at the draft prospects of T.J. Watt from the University of Wisconsin. College Career Listed at 6'4" and 252 lbs. at the combine, T.J. Watt is one of the best athletes of the 2017 linebacker class. The...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Wisconsin football recruiting: Catching up on Badgers’ spring offers, targets

Recapping a flurry of offers in early April. Spring practice is in full swing as coaches and players prepare for the annual spring scrimmage: an event that will draw a number of Wisconsin Badgers recruiting targets to Madison for unofficial visits. With spring ball rolling along, the Badgers’ coaching staff continues to build out its recruiting “big board” with several notable...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
April 07, 2017

Frank Kaminsky and Dan Dakich get into Twitter war over NCAA players’ compensation

ESPN college basketball analyst and Indianapolis radio host Dan Dakich is known for hot takes that anger people, from Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery to Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo to California prep school founder Jeremy Russotti. Arguments about whether NCAA players are fairly compensated for the value they provide to schools also have a tendency to anger people. So, when...
Via The Comeback
April 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Reports: Chattanooga to hire Wisconsin men’s basketball assistant Lamont Paris as head coach

Greg Gard will have to find a new assistant with a strong recruiting prowess. The Wisconsin Badgers will reportedly be searching for a new assistant coach. Chattanooga will hire UW associate head coach Lamont Paris as its new men’s basketball head coach, according to multiple reports. NBA.com contributor Chris Dortch first reported the news, with Scout.com’s Evan Daniels also...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
April 02, 2017

Heartbreak is part of being a Wisconsin sports fan

The Wisconsin Badgers lost in the sweet sixteen on a last-second prayer by the Florida Gators last weekend that left many Wisconsinites in shock and heartbreak. You can say we fans of Wisconsin sports have seen a lot of close games slip away in the final seconds. Here are some of the most gut-wrenching defeats in recent Wisconsin sports. Michigan State vs. Wisconsin (football...
Via isportsweb.com
March 28, 2017  |  Discuss

The Badgers Just Wouldn’t Go Away, But…

Friday night, the NCAA Tournament provided us with our first buzzer-beater. And arguably, the very best game of the big dance. It was worth the wait for some, but the same old pain for others. If anyone has grown accustomed to these sorts of tournament losses in recent years, it’s Wisconsin Badgers fans. Of course, I’m not suggesting it’s all bad for Wisconsin fans. But to...
Via The Sports Post
March 25, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Florida's Chiozza sends Wisconsin home on incredible buzzer-beater

Chris Chiozza is going down in history as one of the biggest heroes of March Madness after the memorable moment he delivered on Friday night.Chiozza went the length of the court with his Florida Gators down 83-81 and four seconds left in their Sweet 16 contest against Wisconsin, and he tossed up a hurried 3-pointer that went in. That gave Florida an improbable 84-83 overtime win...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Wisconsin’s Zak Showalter hits one-legged three to force OT

Right when we were getting ready for talking about three SEC teams going to the Elite Eight, Zak Showalter said, “Hold on a sec.”Wisconsin trailed 68-56 with five minutes left in Friday’s Sweet 16 game against Florida. Despite battling, the Badgers still trailed by eight inside of two minutes.Then they made one final rally, helped by some ill-advised plays from Florida, and...
Via The Comeback
March 25, 2017  |  Discuss
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