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Notebook: Badgers get big performance from surprise source

MADISON, Wis. -- Dare Ogunbowale didn't have any grand ideas about what Saturday's game might hold for him. Two weeks ago, he was a defensive back struggling to crack Wisconsin's playing rotation. Now, he'd been switched to running back entirely out of necessity because of depth issues. When considering the fact Ogunbowale's last carry in an actual football game...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon Credits Teammates For His Huge Day

Wisconsin was expected to handle Bowling Green, but what the Badgers accomplished today on offense is a bit ridiculous. Wisconsin put up 68 points on 756 total yards of offense, highlighted by running back Melvin Gordon’s 253 rushing yards and five touchdowns on just 13 carries. The Badgers junior averaged 19.5 yards per carry – an astounding statistic. After the game, in a classy...
Via College Spun
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vine: Bowling Green’s Defense Could Not Take Down Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon

Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon is a monster. So far today, Gordon has rushed for 253 yards and five touchdowns on 13 carries against Bowling Green, and the game is only in the third quarter. Of his five touchdowns, none have been nicer than Gordon’s fourth one, which he scored at the end of the first half. Gordon got the ball and embarrassed several members of the Falcons’...
Via College Spun
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin vs. Bowling Green Preview: Breakdown, predictions and prognostications

After a bye week, the Badgers get back on the field hoping to build off a confident performance in the second half against Western Illinois. This week it will be all about putting together a complete four-quarter game for the first time this season.  Do that and Wisconsin will walk away with a good win on its resume. However, it won’t be as easy as some think — just ask Indiana...
Via Madtown Badgers
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers vs. Bowling Green Falcons: Betting odds, over/under and tv info

On Saturday the Wisconsin Badgers will welcome the Bowling Green Falcons in to Camp Randall Stadium. No. 19 Wisconsin (1-) will be looking for their second straight win when Bowling Green (2-1) comes to town. Coverage of the game between Wisconsin and Bowling Green will air on ESPN2 beginning at 12:00 pm ET. The Odds: The Wisconsin Badgers are 27 point favorites against the Bowling...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers QB commit continues to set high school football world on fire

The Wisconsin Badgers may have gotten lucky in a way no one in the athletic department was thinking when Gary Andersen was hired as head coach. See, it didn’t take long for his relationships inside Utah to pay off, and one of the biggest names in the state just so happened to be a high 3-star quarterback by the name of Austin Kafentzis. It didn’t even take a year for that relationship...
Via Madtown Badgers
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers bye week TV viewers guide

A bye week can be a black hole in the lives of those who live and breath Wisconsin Badgers football (ourselves included). Luckily it’s also a chance for us to take a look at the rest of the conference and college football world. While we love our Badgers, after losing to LSU in Week 1, the reality is what happens around the rest of college football will affect Wisconsin’s chances...
Via Madtown Badgers
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers football: Is this 2006 all over again for UW?

“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” — Edmond Burke Those words are a sort of credo for my life in general, but they are also words that all Wisconsin Badger fans should put in the back of their mind. Why? It’s because those words can help us explain what we are seeing unfold in front of us on a weekly basis. After watching Saturday’s struggle against...
Via Madtown Badgers
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers vs. Western Illinois Leathernecks: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday the Wisconsin Badgers will host the Western Illinois Leathernecks. A week after blowing a big second half lead No. 18 Wisconsin (0-1) will seek its first victory with Tanner McEvoy again under center. This time they take on Western Illinois (1-0) of the MVFC. Coverage of the game between Wisconsin and Western Illinois will air on the Big Ten Network beginning at 12:00...
Via Tireball.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvarez sees Joel Stave saga as overblown

Full on damage control, or brutal honesty? Considering what took place from Saturday night to Tuesday night, it’s telling that Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez had to come out and speak to the media to quell some of the firestorm building up.  On Wednesday, Alvarez spoke to Andy Baggot of the Wisconsin State Journal about the last of a PR nightmare — the Joel Stave...
Via Madtown Badgers
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin QB Joel Stave Is Out Indefinitely Because He Has ‘The Yips’

Joel Stave started all 13 games for the Wisconsin Badgers in 2013, throwing for nearly 2,500 yards and 22 touchdowns. So it was a bit of a surprise when Stave sat out the team’s 2014 opener, a 28-24 loss to LSU. A few days later, Badgers head coach Gary Anderson appeared to have the answer, revealing that Stave would be shut down indefinitely because of an injury to his throwing...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin QB Tanner McEvoy Was ‘Disgusted’ With His Performance Against LSU

Tanner McEvoy made his first start at quarterback for the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday night, and unfortunately for him, it didn’t go so well. McEvoy went an abysmal 8-for-24 with 50 yards passing, no touchdowns and two touchdowns against LSU, and ran for 40 yards on six carries. Today, while discussing his performance, McEvoy didn’t hold back, saying he was “disgusted”...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA: Could Wisconsin Return To The Final Four?

In the weeks and months leading up to the start of practices in October, we’ll take a look at some of the biggest teams, players and stories for the 2014-15 NCAA college basketball season. Each team has one burning question we’ll take a look at. Consider this a PSA of sorts. The Wisconsin Badgers are […] NCAA: Could Wisconsin Return To The Final Four? - Hoops Habit - Hoops...
Via NBA Draft Blog
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Gary Andersen And Joel Stave Say That The Quarterback Is Not Injured, Wisconsin Continues To Be Confounding

Joel Stave and Tanner McEvoy.(Twitter/@BTNTomDienhart) Over the weekend, there was a ton of confusion over Melvin Gordon’s lack of touches in the second half. Head coach Gary Andersen and Gordon seemed to be out of sync in terms of the issue, and now it looks like Andersen is having similar communication breakdowns when it comes to quarterback Joel Stave.  Previously, Andersen...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanner McEvoy: From Safety To Badgers’ Starting Quarterback

Tanner McEvoy’s mobility appears to have everything to do with his winning the starting job — Mandatory Credit: twitter/@BadgerFooball Tanner McEvoy Tanner McEvoy was named the starter of the No. 14 ranked Wisconsin Badgers on Friday, a week before their biggest game of the year. The Badgers open their season against the No. 13 ranked LSU Tigers. While Badgers coach Gary Anderson...
Via The Sports Journal
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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