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Wisconsin begins Paul Chryst era with spring promo video

With the beginning of spring football games quickly approaching, its a season of optimism for most programs — even those that have struggled in recent memory. For the Wisconsin Badgers, however, its a time where fans will get their first looks at newly hired head coach Paul Chryst. In mid- December, Chryst was hired to replace Gary Anderson and has the difficult task of following...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Frank Kaminsky makes golf clubs look ridiculously small

Wisconsin Badgers center Frank Kaminsky is passing some time before the 2015 NBA Draft by heading out onto the golf course to play a few rounds. Unfortunately for Kaminsky, he may have some back problems if he continues to swing around regular sized golf clubs. In a photo that was shared on social media by Chad Coleman of Callaway Golf, Frank Kaminsky was seen swinging around a 7...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Draft, Browns, Dolphins, Rams, Titans, & Vikings

Draft Tony Pauline reports that some teams grade Indiana RB Tevin Coleman almost the equal to Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon, and a number scouts have Coleman ranked as one of the top three backs in the draft. USF CB/KR Chris Dunkley mentioned that he has either visited or will visit with the 49ers, Chargers, Falcons, Dolphins, Patriots, Bills, Lions, and Ravens. (Greg ... The...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Motion W: Episode 20

Yes folks, we’ve almost hit the legal drinking age on @TheMotionW show on Badger Sports Radio! You know the drill, twice a week you’ll hear our Andy and Sawyer talking all things Bucky. With basketball completely over and football winding down spring ball it’s a strange time in MadTown. On this episode Andy and Sawyer talk about the newest verbal pledge for Badgers football...
Via Madtown Badgers
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten Football Recruiting: Wisconsin Badgers 5 biggest wants in 2016 class

Believe it or not, but national signing day is already two months in the rearview mirror. That means coaching staffs, new or old, have had time to start making plans and executing them on the recruiting trail. Heck, some have even begun filling the biggest needs. Still, things are developing on the recruiting trail for everyone and that means there are plenty of players each school...
Via Talking 10
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers becoming an Under Armour school?

Adidas and the University of Wisconsin have had a long partnership and a lot of history together. The school has been sponsored by the apparel supplier since 2001, but it appears that agreement is likely on it’s last legs. Earlier in the week, we talked on @TheMotionW about sources indicating to us that UW and fast-rising apparel supplier, Under Armour, were likely to sign an agreement...
Via Madtown Badgers
5 days ago  |  Discuss

CB Derrick Tindal suffers scary injury during Badgers spring practice

Perhaps the best bit of news to date in the Wisconsin Badgers’ spring camp has been a lack of news about major injuries happening. That streak could have ended on Sunday, as sophomore cornerback Derrick Tindal appeared to suffer a severe upper body injury. Severe enough to have to be transported via ambulance to the hospital according to reports from Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee...
Via Madtown Badgers
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam Dekker Is The Latest College Basketball Star To Tweet At Rihanna

His poor shooting performance in the title game notwithstanding, Wisconsin forward Sam Dekker was on fire for pretty much the entire NCAA Tournament. Now that he’s declared for the NBA Draft, Dekker may be hoping that hot streak carries over on social media.  Following in the footsteps of Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid, Dekker decided to spit some game and tweet at Rihanna...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers add in-state defensive end Luke Benzschawel

Little brother following in big brother’s footsteps, it’s becoming a Wisconsin Badgers football tradition. There are the Watt brothers, the Biegel brothers and countless others before them. As of Friday afternoon you can add Grafton, Wisconsin’s own Benzschawel brothers to the mix. That’s because Beau’s little brother (who isn’t so little), Luke Benzschawel, was offered...
Via Madtown Badgers
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Frank Kaminsky, Jahlil Okafor Showed Off Their Dance Moves On SportsNation Today

Both Duke center Jahlil Okafor and Wisconsin power forward Frank Kaminsky are expected to be taken in the lottery in this year’s NBA Draft, which is good, because it doesn’t look like either will be finding a career in dancing any time soon. Friday, the duo – who played against each other in last Monday’s national title game – joined the SportsNation cast and wound up having...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

These Frank Kaminsky Dance Moves Are Not Suitable For Life

Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky went on ESPN’s Sports Nation on Friday and engaged in a dance off with Duke’s phenom Jahlil Okafor. What transpired was something which the world is not ready for, and we are talking about Frank’s dance moves. Check out the Vine provided by CJ Fogler which puts on display the moves, which Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam Dekker Declares For NBA Draft, Reflects On Wisconsin Career

Few players helped their NBA Draft stock during the NCAA Tournament like Wisconsin forward Sam Dekker, who scored over 19 points per game during the Badgers’ run to the national championship game. Dekker will look to capitalize on that momentum, and announced that he will declare for the draft with this very classy letter, which he posted to Twitter. He also takes time to ruminate...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Graphic Designer Reveals Wisconsin Concept Helmet

Concept helmets are a hot topic for college football fanbases during the off-season. It seems there’s a new one for a different program coming out almost daily.  Tonight, graphic designer Empire Graphics released an interesting take on Wisconsin’s helmet. It’s very different from the Badgers’ typical lids. Wisconsin fans, what do you think?   Wisconsin Badgers Concept...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

College Basketball Replay: The Problems Won’t Go Away Until One Basic Reform Is Made

Let’s say you’re a replay zealot, as I am. What’s a replay zealot, first of all? Someone who believes in the more expansive use of replay to correct calls in all sports, someone who thinks that more applications of replay can only be a good thing for sports. A replay zealot would look at the missed calls late in Monday night’s Final Four finale between Wisconsin and Duke...
Via The Student Section
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mr. Jones Had A Thing Going On: 5 Takeaways from Duke’s Title-Game Win

Duke is fresh off toppling Wisconsin 68-63 for the national championship. The Blue Devils were down nine early in the second half. A killer 7-0 run during the final segment (after the under-4 media timeout) put the Blue Devils ahead for good. Here are a few of my immediate takeaways from a great championship game to cap a great season. View image | gettyimages.com Tyus Jones...
Via The Student Section
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers have script flipped on them in title game loss

Don’t turn the ball over, force your opponent to foul you and don’t foul them — that has been the Wisconsin Badgers recipe for success all season long. On Monday night, it was Duke doing that to perfection (or with a little help you’re clad in Badger red) and taking home the national championship in a 68-63 victory. There’s just one stat that jumps out of the score sheet...
Via Talking 10
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kaminsky Versus Okafor: Frank Wins The Matchup, Jahlil Wins The Title

While National Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky took the battle, Jahlil Okafor won the war. Kaminsky dominated Okafor much of the night, but Duke did just enough to win the 2015 national championship in a thriller. Kaminsky set the tone early, drawing Okafor out from the basket and controlling him with speed and footwork on the offensive end. Kaminsky knocked down shots from the...
Via The Student Section
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers can’t overcome Duke’s guards, lose national title game

Wisconsin struggled to hold down Duke’s guard play in its December loss, the same was true during Monday’s national championship game. Tyus Jones poured in a game-high 23 points and Grayson Allen added 16 points off the bench to pace the Blue Devils to a 68-63 victory in the national title game. The Badgers finished the season 36-4 and national runner up, their best finish since...
Via Madtown Badgers
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers Enact Revenge, End Kentucky’s Bid For Perfection

  On a wild Saturday night in Indianapolis, the Wisconsin Badgers earned a victory that’s significance rivals that of any other in program history. The Badgers brought down previously unbeaten Kentucky 71-64 in a Final Four rematch at Lucas Oil Stadium, which not only ended the Wildcats’ quest for perfection, but also sent Wisconsin into the national championship game for the...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Kaminsky on Andrew Harrison comments: Situation is defused

Andrew Harrison’s negative reaction towards Wisconsin star Frank Kaminsky went viral after the Badgers’ 71-64 win over Kentucky Saturday, but less than 24 hours later, Kaminsky says the situation has been defused. Harrison was caught by a microphone after the game saying under his breath, “F— that n—-,” in response to a question about the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

UK’s Andrew Harrison Mutters Expletives At Frank Kaminsky During News Conference

If we can learn anything from this season’s NCAA Tournament, it should be to watch what you say near a microphone. Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes was “caught” complimenting a woman during a news conference earlier in the tournament, but that was light-hearted. Saturday night, a hot mic caught University of Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison say something much...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky’s Trey Lyles Slaps Wisconsin Player In Face; No Foul Called (Video)

Saturday night’s Final Four matchup between Kentucky and Wisconsin had everything you could ask for: Back-and-forth play, highlight-reel dunks and a slap to the face. But yeah, about that last part. Things got a little chippy in the second half of the NCAA Tournament national semifinal when Wildcats big man Trey Lyles, in an apparent attempt to “box out” Badgers guard Josh...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Frank Kaminsky And Teammates Did Lots Of Awkward Jumping In Their Post-Game Celebration

Wisconsin just shocked the college basketball world with its 71-64 win over undefeated Kentucky. The Badgers will face Duke for the national championship on Monday night.  While the Badgers’ prowess on the court is undeniable, their dance moves could still use some work. Here’s some footage of the post-game locker room celebration, which features a lot of awkward jumping. ...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Trey Lyles hits Josh Gasser in face, avoids foul call (Video)

Trey Lyles hit Josh Gasser in the face late in the Kentucky-Wisconsin Final Four game Saturday, but he avoided any sort of penalty. The contact occurred after a missed Kentucky shot with 5:30 left. Lyles slapped Gasser in the face, who appeared to do some acting as he went down. The officials conferred but decided...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt Photobombs Russell Wilson at Wisconsin Sweet 16 Game

Both J.J. Watt and Russell Wilson are in attendance during the Wisconsin and North Carolina Sweet 16 game Thursday night. Both are also Wisconsin alums. It would appear from this picture that Watt is crowd-leaping in the attempt to photobomb Wilson. Stay out of trouble tonight, you two. #Badgers pic.twitter.com/f8VkKlvCHy — UW-Madison (@UWMadison) March 26, 2015 Hey, at least...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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