WISCONSIN BADGERS NEWS

Nigel Hayes Stays. How Important is it for the Wisconsin Badgers?

One day before the deadline, Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes withdrew his name from the NBA draft, deciding to stay for one more year in Madison. Hayes led the team in scoring, with 15.7 points per game but has contributed well since his freshman season, being a bench player in the Badgers’ final four run. Always being known for his high basketball IQ, when asked why he decided to...
Via The Sports Journal
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin F Nigel Hayes Returning To School For Senior Season

Wisconsin basketball just picked up a big boost for the 2016-17 season with the announcement that forward Nigel Hayes is returning to school for his senior season. Multiple outlets have confirmed the Hayes news, Jim Polzin of the Wisconsin State Journal breaking the story.  News from #Badgers forward Nigel Hayes: “I’m coming back.” — Jim Polzin (@JimPolzinWSJ) May 24, 2016...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Luke Kunin – The Next Ones: 2016 NHL Draft Profile

Luke Kunin 2015-16 Team: Wisconsin Badgers (#9) Date of birth: December 4th, 1997 Place of birth: Chesterfield, MO Ht: 6’0″  Wt: 193 lbs Shoots: Right Position: Center (Can also play wing) NHL Draft Eligibility: 2016 1st year eligible Twitter: @lukekunin9 THW The Next Ones Ranking (February): 20 Other Rankings THW War Room Rankings: 22 ISS April Ranking: 17 Future...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 days ago

2017 forward Nathan Reuvers commits to Badgers basketball

Wisconsin Badgers head coach Greg Gard has his first commitment after officially getting the permanent job this past March. According to sources with our recruiting partners at Badger247, Gard and the Badgers have received a verbal commitment from 2017 forward Nathan Reuvers. Beyond blessed to announce my commitment to further my education and basketball career at Wisconsin! The...
Via Madtown Badgers
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rose Lavelle named to USWNT roster ahead of Olymipcs

Wisconsin Badgers junior forward Rose Lavelle has had a decorated career in the Cardinal and White, but it appears things are looking more like Red, White and Blue this summer. That’s because the United States women’s national team called Lavelle up for a pair of June games ahead of the 2016 Olympic games in Rio. It is her second call up to the full national team, after being...
Via Madtown Badgers
7 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Nigel Hayes returning to Badgers for senior season

After the 2015-16 season, junior Nigel Hayes decided to test the NBA waters but refused to hire an agent. However, following this past weekends NBA Draft combine the senior-to-be appears set to decide it best to return to the Wisconsin Badgers for one last season. The Zone in Madison was first to report the news, which shouldn’t come as a complete surprise. Sources close to The...
Via Madtown Badgers
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Which recent football transfer will have greatest impact on Badgers?

The Wisconsin Badgers of 2017 will have a few fewer spots for scholarships, as late last week the team added a pair of transfers in running back Chris James (Pittsburgh) and cornerback Nick Nelson (Hawaii). Both have a lot of familiarity with the university and the current coaching staff, making both of them a unique set of transfers. What is also unique are the opportunities available...
Via Madtown Badgers
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers 2017 NFL Draft Prospects

The 2016 NFL draft saw two Wisconsin Badgers (Joe Schobert & Derek Watt) hear their names called. All things considered, it was a bit of a disappointing performance for the Badgers, especially when you consider the fact that Wisconsin has had 13 top-75 draft picks since 2011, which ranks fourth nationally. Wisconsin also didn’t have a single offensive lineman drafted, which...
Via Talking 10
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers add North Carolina corner back to 2017 recruiting class

The Wisconsin Badgers have added North Carolina corner back, Madison Cone to its 2017 recruiting class. The five foot nine inch corner back from Kernersville, North Carolina announced via twitter earlier today of his commitment to play football and further his education at UW-Madison. The 175 pound, three star recruit is the tenth member of the 2017 Badger recruiting class. According...
Via Madtown Badgers
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Former Wisconsin Stars Frank Kaminsky, Sam Dekker Back On Campus

It’s a big reunion at Wisconsin today, where several former Badger basketball standouts have returned to campus. Ex-Wisconsin guard Ben Brust posted a photo on Twitter of himself, Josh Gasser, Duje Dukan, Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky hanging out with new head coach Greg Gard. We’re back! pic.twitter.com/SEb3gm2Zt4 — Ben Brust (@BenBrust) May 5, 2016 That’s not a bad 5...
Via College Spun
20 days ago  |  Discuss

UW football will host two primetime Big Ten games in 2016

As the ESPN/ABC networks announce their primetime slate of college football, the Wisconsin Badgers find themselves as hosts for a game for the first time in five years. Unlike most of the past though, the Badgers will host two primetime Big Ten football games in 2016. For the first time since hosting Nebraska in its first Big Ten game ever back in 2011, the Badgers will also play...
Via Madtown Badgers
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns select LB Joe Schobert with No. 99

The Browns began their busy Day 3 by selecting LB Joe Schobert with the first pick of the fourth round, No. 99. Schobert is a senior linebacker who played his college football at Wisconsin. In 13 games, he notched 79 tackles, 19.5 tackles for a loss, 9.5 sacks, one interception, 14 quarterback hurries and five forced fumbles. Surprisingly, Schobert is the first Badger to be selected...
Via Waiting For Next Year
25 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Wisconsin Badgers in NFL Draft Primer

The 2016 NFL Draft is finally upon us, and it has already been a wild ride without a single pick being made. Despite multiple All-Big Ten players and position award winners lining up from the Wisconsin Badgers side of the draft, the first few days may be a bit boring for UW fans. With that in mind, here is what one should be looking for in the 2016 NFL Draft from a Badgers perspective...
Via Madtown Badgers
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers NFL Draft Preview

The 2016 NFL Draft will be held from Thursday, April 28, until Saturday, April 30. Thursday night will televise the first round of the draft, Friday night will show rounds two and three and Saturday will have the remaining picks (rounds four through 7). After finishing off another 10 win season with the upset bowl victory over the University of Southern California, the Wisconsin...
Via Talking 10
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Original 2016 Badgers WBB commit granted full release from national letter of intent

With a new head coach in place, priorities on the court and on the recruiting trail were bound to change. One thing that seemed unlikely to change was what was being put together on the recruiting trail, in what many argued was Wisconsin’s best-ever recruiting class. However, the original member of that recruiting class, Alona Johnson, has been reportedly granted a full release...
Via Madtown Badgers
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Post-Spring Wisconsin Badgers football observations

After what could only be described as a muted, yet entertaining 2016 spring game, there certainly was plenty of things to observe about the state of the Wisconsin Badgers football program. However, that speech can come at another time. As far as this is concerned, let’s just focus on the lessons learned from 15 practices during this spring camp. Without it, we may not have some...
Via Madtown Badgers
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Healthy Clement shows off speed at Badgers spring game

MADISON, Wis. -- Corey Clement burst through the hole, with one man left to beat in the secondary.Spring scrimmage or not, the Wisconsin running back operated as if a game was on the line. The safety got pushed aside after Clement used a stiff arm.Clement was eager to leave an impression that will last through the offseason and summer, leaving any memories of an underwhelming 2015...
Via AP on Fox
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

DB Nick Nelson transfers from Hawaii to Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Badgers have a good bit of transfers on their roster right now as many players have come in the play for the team in 2017. That has caused a riff in their recruiting spots for that season, but they certainly have just landed a great cornerback option in Hawaii defensive back Nick Nelson. The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors haven’t had a lot to celebrate in recent years, but...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawaii transfer Nick Nelson commits to Badgers, waiting on admissions

Here we go again….the University of Wisconsin admissions department vs. the football team. If you’re one to pay attention to recruiting, then you are likely well aware of how difficult it has been in the past four or five years for the Badgers football program to get transfer players in to the fold. Often times admissions denies the transfer at the final moment or delays admission...
Via Madtown Badgers
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers spring game brief, but productive for both sides of the ball

The University of Wisconsin held its annual Spring Game earlier today with the offense defeating the defense, 28-22, in a brief, two quarter scrimmage that lasted 30 minutes. “I felt it was a good finish to what I felt, and coaches felt, was a good spring practice,” said head coach Paul Chryst following the spring game. The scrimmage featured a couple of touchdown connections...
Via Talking 10
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Badgers' Chryst remains undecided on starting quarterback after spring scrimmage

MADISON, Wis. -- Alex Hornibrook had two big throws. Bart Houston has the experience.Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst hasn't settled on a starting quarterback and probably won't make a decision until sometime during or after preseason camp this summer.So for Hornibrook and Houston, the scrimmage on Saturday to wrap up spring practice was about making final impressions before the offseason...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Badgers land verbal from Chicagoland DE following spring game

With a small class quickly filling up in the 2017 recruiting cycle, things may be moving fast for the Wisconsin Badgers. It also didn’t take long for a visitor to the Badgers’ spring game to become a verbal commitment either, as Bolingbrook (Ill.) defensive end Izayah Green-May gave his verbal pledge. Our recruiting partners at Badger247 learned of his commitment shortly after...
Via Madtown Badgers
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Badgers basketball lands pair of IMG Academy teammates for 2016 class

The No. 1 priority of the Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team on the recruiting trail was to find a fit at point guard. It may have taken way longer than anyone hoped, but after offering a pair of teammates from IMG academy earlier this month UW finally got their men. After head coach Greg Gard offered PG D’Mitrik Trice and then F Aleem Ford took their official visits together...
Via Madtown Badgers
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers 2016 Spring Game Preview: 5 positions to watch

The Wisconsin Badgers will take on…the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday at noon in the annual spring game, and with that the 2016 spring football camp will come to an end. Will it also mean the end of some of the most prominent position battles? Injuries and other factors may play a role in the future of some battles, but as we gave you 5 players to watch for in the spring game, here...
Via Madtown Badgers
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers 2016 Spring Game Preview: 5 players to watch

You have to love the spring game. Loyal Badger fans break out the all red apparel and fire up the grills to give the city of Madison a little taste of fall game days. Traditionally, the Saturday the spring game lands on happens to be just at the right time. The weather is clearing up and it usually is one of the first warm Saturday’s after a long Wisconsin winter. This upcoming...
Via Madtown Badgers
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss
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