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Wisconsin lining up visits for 2019 recruiting class

A look at some of the Badgers’ top targets Spring football kicks back up in just a few weeks and it appears that some Class of 2019 standouts will be visiting the Wisconsin Badgers. Rivals.com’s Jon McNamara reported on Monday that Mentor, Ohio, defensive end Noah Potter will visit Wisconsin on March 17. The three recruiting services—247Sports, ESPN, and Rivals—all rate Potter as...
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2 hours ago

Wisconsin storms back late in 73-63 OT win over Minnesota

Another Border Battle goes to Bucky MADISON—After their best performance of the season against at top-10 Purdue squad, the Wisconsin Badgers floundered for most of the second half against one of the worst teams in the conference. After leading by one at halftime, Wisconsin went ice cold from the field for most of the second half. Greg Gard’s squad rebounded after being down by as...
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12 hours ago

Wisconsin raising student section ticket prices

Plus, more talk on getting the students in on time. It was a pretty quiet weekend in Madison, but there was some news regarding student section ticket prices for next year. Both the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jeff Potrykus and Wisconsin State Journal’s Jason Galloway reported that the UW athletic board approved a price increase for student section ticket prices to $27, up from...
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1 day ago

The Border Battle Experience: Women’s Hockey

Starring Claudia Kepler and Cogan’s Heroes Fans line up one hour before the gates open as the blue evening sky turns grey. When it’s time to enter and get prime seating, they’re greeted to a rousing rendition of “And Then There’s Maude.” “Your ‘W’ is upside down,” one sign says. Yet another: “Be Smart—don’t spin your head.” Families, friends, and fans gather during this Olympic...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
3 days ago

Wisconsin offers 2018 guard Tai Strickland

The search for another piece of the Wisconsin Badgers’ class of 2018 continues, with Greg Gard and his staff heading to the Sunshine State for their latest target. St. Petersburg, Fla., standout Tai Strickland announced on Twitter Thursday night that Wisconsin offered him. He is the son of former NBA veteran Rod Strickland. Strickland is rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports...
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3 days ago

Wisconsin upsets No. 6 Purdue in 57–53 win on Frank Kaminsky Night

With some famous former Badgers in the house, Wisconsin did not disappoint in its biggest win of the year. MADISON — This was not a repeat of a 28-point blowout. No sir. With former Wisconsin Badgers in the house to celebrate one of their all-time great players, UW played a full 40 minutes and did not break when one of the conference’s best teams started its most convincing run...
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4 days ago

Happ's double-double leads Wisconsin over No. 6 Purdue

Ethan Happ had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Wisconsin secured its biggest win of a challenging season, beating No. 6 Purdue 57-53 on Thursday night. Brad Davison added 16 points for the Badgers (12-16, 5-10 Big Ten), who handed the Boilermakers (23-5, 12-3) their third straight loss on the night the program honored one of its best. Charlotte Hornets forward Frank Kaminsky, who...
Via AP on Yahoo
4 days ago

Bucky’s 5th Podcast, Ep. 5: Frank Kaminsky’s greatest Wisconsin moments

Trips down memory lane, Badger women’s hockey and spring football previews, oh my! Once again, another STACKED show in our fifth installment of Bucky’s 5th Podcast. Be prepared to laugh, cry and reminisce about former Wisconsin Badgers standout and consensus National Player of the Year, Frank Kaminsky, and his time in Madison. This with a former B5Q writer who covered the team during...
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5 days ago

Happ’s double-double leads Wisconsin over No. 6 Purdue

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ethan Happ had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Wisconsin secured its biggest win of a challenging season, beating No. 6 Purdue 57-53 on Thursday night. Brad Davison added 16 points for the Badgers (12-16, 5-10 Big Ten), who handed the Boilermakers (23-5, 12-3) their third straight loss on the night the program honored one of its best. Charlotte Hornets forward...
Via MyNorthwest.com
5 days ago

2019 Wisconsin RB commit Julius Davis offered by LSU

Plus, a cool gesture by a future Badger. Much has been written, especially here on B5Q, about Wisconsin’s current class of 2019. According to 247Sports’ rankings, there are four four-star commits out of the eight players. At Rivals, three of the eight are rated as four-stars. So it’s not entirely surprising that outside attention is being drawn to these future Badgers, most recently...
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6 days ago

University of Wisconsin will have huge influence in USA-Canada women's hockey game

Nearly 20% of the players in the USA-Canada women's hockey game are products of the Wisconsin Badgers hockey program.
Via USA Today
6 days ago

Kaminsky-mania to hit Madison later this week

Big Frank returns to Madison on Thursday. Thursday night, the Wisconsin Badgers will welcome the Purdue Boilermakers to the Kohl Center as the Big Ten regular season winds down. Of course, Wisconsin will also celebrate “Frank Kaminsky Night,” with special ceremonies before the game and at halftime against a top-10 ranked Purdue squad, as the university will hang Kaminsky’s No. 44...
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6 days ago

Searching for positives in this Wisconsin basketball season

It’s not all bad? I’m a positive guy. At least, I try to be. Throughout the 2017–18 Wisconsin men’s basketball season—so far, the Badgers are 11–16 overall, 4–10 in the Big Ten, and in all likelihood bound to miss the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1998—a flurry of negatives have engulfed this team. Injuries to two key Badger guards, an underachieving class of 2015 that...
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6 days ago

Wisconsin falls to No. 20 Michigan despite strong second half

Tons of effort the final 14-plus minutes but not enough to overcome a poor start MADISON—Once again, another first half surge by a Wisconsin Badgers’ opponent led to a hole the team could not dig out from in a home loss. Despite a valiant second half effort by Wisconsin, No. 20 Michigan’s fast start allowed the Wolverines to hang on for the 83-72 victory at the Kohl Center on Sunday...
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8 days ago

Wisconsin women’s hockey wins WCHA after trip to Duluth

Badgers win third straight conference title The second-ranked Wisconsin women’s hockey team (27–3–2) entered Friday’s road game with Duluth determined to finish its journey to a third straight WCHA regular-season title. With defensewoman Mikaela Gardner back in the lineup, albeit not yet at full strength, the Badgers returned to form and cruised to a 5–0 victory. With a magic number...
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9 days ago

Illinois basketball: grading the loss against Wisconsin

The Illinois men’s basketball team lost a tough game Thursday night to the Wisconsin Badgers at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois. Illinois’ loss was the 10th conference loss of the season and the second to Wisconsin this season. Illinois has also dropped the last 13 meetings against Wisconsin. This game was one that Illinois had opportunities to win, but defensive mistakes...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Badger Bits: Tucker hired at Wisconsin; Beau Allen catching beers

Playing some catch-up with Wisconsin-related news Former Wisconsin Badgers returning to their alma mater is not an uncommon occurrence. Obviously, just look at Wisconsin’s football, basketball, and hockey coaching staffs. On Thursday, Wisconsin announced former basketball great Alando Tucker was hired to become the new director for student-athlete engagement According to UW Athletics...
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10 days ago

Preview and Prediction: Michigan Basketball at Wisconsin

The No. 20 Michigan Wolverines (19-7, 8-5 Big Ten) are hitting the road again to face off with the Wisconsin Badgers(11-15, 3-9) in Madison. Coming off of a loss to Northwestern on Tuesday night, the Wolverines are looking to Saturday for another Big Ten matchup victory. With woes of their own, the Badgers, having been on a five game losing streak before beating Illinois Thursday...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucky’s 5th Podcast, Ep. 4: Recapping Wisconsin’s 2018 class; TE Hayden Rucci interview

TGIF! Our latest episode is stacked. Subscribe to Bucky’s 5th Podcast on iTunes, Google Play, and TuneIn! National Signing Day for the class of 2018 has come and gone, so we are here to analyze what the Wisconsin Badgers accomplished in this recruiting cycle and what’s to come. BadgerBlitz.com’s Jon McNamara joins the podcast to give us his thoughts on Paul Chryst’s latest class...
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11 days ago

Wisconsin finishes strong in 78-69 win over Illinois

A big W for the Badgers! The Wisconsin Badgers snapped a five-game losing streak in firm fashion on the road Thursday night, in a performance that would not allow their Big Ten opponents to retake the lead for the final 10 minutes, 51 seconds of the game. Against Illinois inside the State Farm Center in Champaign on Thursday night, Wisconsin did not falter late, finishing strong...
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11 days ago

Wisconsin hires Bobby April III as outside linebackers coach

The Badgers fill a key vacancy The Wisconsin Badgers announced on Wednesday that Bobby April III will be their new outside linebackers coach, filling their 10th assistant coaching position. April coached in the NFL for six seasons, including stops with the Buffalo Bills (2015–16 as outside linebackers coach), New York Jets (2013–14 as a quality control assistant in ‘13 before bumping...
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12 days ago

Where Wisconsin’s 2019 recruiting class stands

It’s National Signing Day 2018, so why not look ahead to 2019?! With 2018’s National Signing Day now finished, the next recruiting season is already upon us. Paul Chryst’s Wisconsin Badgers are already making moves for a class that could be unprecedented in terms of ratings. Since we last looked at the 2019 class back in December, three more players have verbally committed to Wisconsin...
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12 days ago

National Signing Day 2018: A final look at Wisconsin’s class

The dust has officially settled. Here are this year’s newest Badgers. The biggest buzz for the Wisconsin Badgers’ class of 2018 isn’t coming today, National Signing Day. No, it already came back on Dec. 20, when Wisconsin officially signed 20 scholarship players and seven walk-ons as part of college football’s early signing period. The lone scholarship commitment that signed on...
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12 days ago

ATH/S John Torchio commits to Wisconsin as preferred walk-on

An intriguing prospect from out west will head to Madison. Well there are always bound to be surprise commitments in during recruiting “szn,” and this may as close to one for the Wisconsin Badgers right here for the class of 2018. Moraga, Ca. (Campolindo) athlete/safety John Torchio announced on Tuesday night that he was committing to Wisconsin via Twitter. As of Wednesday morning...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
12 days ago

National Signing Day 2018: CB/S Rachad Wildgoose, Jr. signs with Wisconsin

BOOM! Introduction Another South Florida defensive back will head north to play for the Wisconsin Badgers. Miramar, Fla. (Miami Northwestern), cornerback/safety Rachad Wildgoose, Jr. committed to Wisconsin on Wednesday, as seen in the photo during an announcement ceremony (h/t Bill Daley). Later on Wednesday morning, Wisconsin officially announced his signing, listing...
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13 days ago
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