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WISCONSIN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Badgers bomb their way past Buckeyes, 79-68

The Wisconsin Badgers of 2016 aren’t exactly known as the king of the three-point shot, coming in to Thursday night’s game averaging just 5.5 made triples per game. UW blew that out of the water in the first half alone, and ended up making 13 triples en route to a 79-68 victory over the Ohio State Buckeyes. Wisconsin (14-9, 6-4 B1G) opened the game on an 11-0 run, and perhaps...
Via Madtown Badgers
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Badgers dispatch Ohio State for fifth straight 'W'

MADISON, Wis. -- Nigel Hayes scored 21 points and Wisconsin hit a season-high 13 3-pointers to beat Ohio State 79-68 on Thursday night to extend its winning streak to five games.Wisconsin (14-9, 6-4 Big Ten) took advantage of open looks on the perimeter but nearly squandered a 12-point lead midway through the second half.The Badgers made things difficult for themselves by going just...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Badgers add touted in-state lineman, Arizona pass rusher

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin got reinforcements in the trenches on national signing day.Coach Paul Chryst's highest-rated signees among the 25-member recruiting class announced Wednesday were a beefy, in-state offensive lineman and a productive pass rusher from Arizona.Chryst, who took over as coach in December 2014, capped his first full recruiting cycle with two quality big men....
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Russell Wilson Announced As Wisconsin’s 2016 Spring Commencement Speaker

Russell Wilson only spent one season as quarterback of the Wisconsin Badgers, but it was quite a season. After playing three seasons at N.C. State, Wilson played his final year in Madison, throwing for 33 touchdowns and just four interceptions, and leading the 11-win Badgers to a Rose Bowl berth. Now, he’s an NFL superstar and Super Bowl champion, and he’ll return to Wisconsin...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin reinforces in trenches on national signing day

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin got reinforcements in the trenches on national signing day. Coach Paul Chryst's highest-rated signees among the 25-member recruiting class announced Wednesday were a beefy, in-state offensive lineman and a productive pass rusher from Arizona. Chryst, who took over as coach in December 2014, capped his first full recruiting cycle with two quality big...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 National Signing Day: A.J. Taylor profile

Highlights: New #Badgers WR AJ Taylor #NSD2016 https://t.co/5F6WKBH6Vn — Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) February 3, 2016 High School Accolades: Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, 2015 Missouri Class 6 All-State (RB by Media & Coaches) Video Proof: Our View: Wisconsin simply isn’t supposed to get this kind of athlete. A quick look at film from both his junior and...
Via Madtown Badgers
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chryst finds great “fit” for Badgers defense in Wilcox

Many believed the minds of Paul Chryst and Dave Aranda were a match made in college football heaven. The two were seen as X’s and O’s gurus on their respective sides of the football, but after just one season Aranda took the money and ran to LSU. In his place steps former USC, Washington and Boise State defensive coordinator (to name a few), Justin Wilcox. Whatever the numbers...
Via Madtown Badgers
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilcox looks to keep Badgers rolling on defense

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst and Justin Wilcox clicked soon after they started talking about the Badgers' vacant defensive coordinator job.They shared similar philosophies about how to run a defense, and Wilcox had experience coordinating defenses at high-profile programs.The spotlight is on Wilcox again as he takes over to coordinate a defense that has been one of...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilcox learns from USC time, takes over Wisconsin defense

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst and Justin Wilcox clicked soon after they started talking about the Badgers' vacant defensive coordinator job. They shared similar philosophies about how to run a defense, and Wilcox had experience coordinating defenses at high-profile programs. The spotlight is on Wilcox again as he takes over to coordinate a defense that has been...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Badgers introduce Justin Wilcox as new defensive coordinator

Speculation ran rampant for over two weeks, but finally the Wisconsin Badgers officially got to introduce new defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox. On Monday, that press conference finally took place as well. Here is the full press conference for your viewing pleasure: The post WATCH: Badgers introduce Justin Wilcox as new defensive coordinator appeared first on Madtown Badgers.
Via Madtown Badgers
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wrestling: Badgers fall to No.14 Illinois

MADISON – The Wisconsin wrestling team gave No.14 Illinois all it could handle. But, ultimately, it wasn’t enough. The Illini escaped the UW Field House with a 20-13 win in a Big Ten dual on Sunday afternoon, handing the Badgers their fifth straight loss. Wisconsin got out to a 4-0 lead thanks to a major decision by Johnny Jimenez at 125 pounds. The win marked the first lead...
Via Madtown Badgers
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers escape Illinois with fourth straight win

The Wisconsin Badgers improved to 13-9 overall on Sunday night with a 63-55 victory in Champaign over the now 10-12 Illinois Fighting Illini. The win was redshirt sophomore Jordan Hill’s first career start with the Badgers, but the true freshman off the bench stole the show in Khalil Iverson. The latter finished with 10 points as well as shot and hit the Badgers’ first 4 free...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Wisconsin Celebrate In Locker Room After Upsetting Michigan State

It was Ethan Happ’s game-winning layup that sealed the deal for the Wisconsin Badgers Sunday afternoon, propelling them to upset No. 4 Michigan State, 77-76, in front of the home crowd.  The team was fired up, so they didn’t hesitate to celebrate once they made it to the locker room. Here’s the awesome video posted to Twitter by the team’s official account.  “Proud of...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam Dekker's mom hilariously trolls him about not graduating

Sam Dekker’s a millionaire. He’s in the NBA, living a life most dream about and will likely be set up for the rest of his life.  The former Wisconsin star forward isn’t a college graduate, though. He chose to leave the Badgers’ program early.  His mother apparently likes to remind him of the fact that he doesn’t have a degree.  thanks ma pic.twitter.com/p8BIOg5Lwn...
Via College Spun
27 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wisconsin player pees on sideline during game

    When you have to pee, sometimes you just have to pee. One Wisconsin player was seen peeing on the sidelines during the Badgers’ Holiday Bowl game against the USC Trojans. Luckily he had a little help from his friends who held up towels to shield him from cameras: gotta let a man pee in peace, ESPN pic.twitter.com/7QIhyfA4uH — Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) December...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Bo Ryan casts long shadow for his successor

From the moment Bo Ryan’s press conference started Tuesday night, something didn’t seem quite right. He had arrived a bit later than usual for his postgame presser, which, while a little strange, isn’t exactly earth-shattering. He then proceeded to give an opening statement, something that isn’t customary for Ryan just added to the peculiarity of it all. But even then...
Via Rumors and Rants
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Bo Ryan announces his retirement, effective immediately

Bo Ryan is retiring – for real this time.  The Wisconsin men’s basketball coach announced Tuesday night that he is retiring at the end of the fall semester, which is now.  Ryan, 67, announced earlier this year that he planned on retiring at the end of the 2015-16 season, but backed off that statement this past summer. He announced his decision to retire after Wisconsin...
Via College Spun
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Wisconsin RB Corey Clement will return for senior year

Entering the year, Wisconsin junior running back Corey Clement looked poised to put up the same monster numbers that Badger predecessors like Melvin Gordon and Montee Ball posted in Madison. An injury derailed his season after just 29 carries, however, limiting him to just 155 yards and four touchdowns in three games. According to Jeff Potrykus of the Journal Sentinel, Clement...
Via College Spun
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers fan sends unique protest to Madison PD

Wisconsin Badgers fans have earned a reputation as a fun-loving, passionate, and hard-drinking bunch. Apparently they also have a sense of humor and some deep pocket books. One UW fan found a unique way of protesting his expulsion from Camp Randall Stadium this past weekend, sending the Madison police department 20 dozen coconut donuts on Monday. Apparently it all came to a head...
Via The Student Section
November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Twitter celebrates basketball win after losing

Whoever handles tweeting from the Wisconsin athletics account got a lesson in the perils of scheduled tweets on Saturday. The UWBadgers account sent out a pre-scheduled tweet on Saturday about how the women’s basketball team looked to emulate the men’s after the big season-opening victory Friday night. There was just one problem: the men’s team...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wisconsin S intercepts pass off teammate's helmet

Former Wisconsin QB and now safety Tanner McEvoy caught this interception after it hit a teammate in the back of the helmet…. Look what I found! Pass hits a Wisconsin player on the helmet, and the ball lands in the hands of Badgers safety. https://t.co/mWKTacwgHC — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 31, 2015   The post Watch: Tanner McEvoy intercepts pass after it...
Via The Student Section
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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