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Wisconsin Badgers football recruiting: DE Jake Pickard becomes No. 18 for 2015 class

Wisconsin has been adding to it’s defensive side of the ball in droves, and on Thursday the Badgers got a third addition to the defensive end position in the form of 3-star Jake Pickard out of Millburn (N.J.) Senior High School. It was the Badgers’ second commitment this week, joining solid 3-star running back Dominic Sheppard as members of the UW class of 2015. With the commitment...
Via Madtown Badgers
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers ranked No. 14 in 2014 preseason Top 25 poll

The Wisconsin Badgers enter the 2014 season with high expectations of themselves internally, and on Thursday it became apparent that the rest of the coaching fraternity thinks highly of UW as well. Wisconsin came in as the No. 14-ranked team in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll for 2014. UW was ranked just one spot lower than it’s opening night opponent, LSU, who came in No. 13...
Via Madtown Badgers
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers football: Are SEC heavyweights really scared to play at Camp Randall?

Here’s something that will shock Badger fans worldwide — the SEC is scared of playing at Camp Randall. OK, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but it also may not be far off after comments made by Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez during Big Ten media days. Speaking to Andy Baggot of the Wisconsin State Journal, Alvarez made it very clear that both future SEC opponents...
Via Madtown Badgers
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers lineman Havenstein has worked hard to become team leader

CHICAGO -- Other players will earn more publicity this season on Wisconsin's offense: running backs, quarterbacks, wide receivers, tight ends and even fullbacks that touch the ball on occasion. Those position groups feature players whose achievements are quantifiable by statistical output, and so it's easy to note whether any produced stellar games. Less recognizable on a...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Bo Ryan Pranks Wisconsin Basketball Team Before Giving Them Their Final Four Rings

A few days ago, Wisconsin basketball unveiled its awesome 2014 Final Four rings. Today, the school released the video of the team getting their rings. There are plenty of great things in this video — like star big man Frank Kaminsky’s reaction to hearing that they’re getting rings, to the look on players’ faces when they see the rings for the first time — but the best part...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers land Miami 3-star LB

The Badgers barely got back to Madison before the biggest news of Big Ten Media Days was made, as 3-star linebacker Dominic Sheppard announced his verbal commitment to the University of Wisconsin. The product of Miami (Fla.) Gulliver Prep announced his collegiate choice via Twitter. It was a huge win for the Badgers—as they not only picked up a verbal from a South Florida prospect...
Via Madtown Badgers
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Big Ten RBs Gordon, Abdullah share tight friendship

CHICAGO -- Ameer Abdullah placed his white suit jacket on the back of a chair and sat down to begin a two-hour interview session Tuesday morning during the Big Ten's annual media days gathering. The Nebraska running back, an engaging and eloquent speaker, was prepared to face a list of questions -- about team expectations, unionizing in college football and even the speech he...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Andersen hopes youth serves Badgers well, especially at WR

CHICAGO -- Questions abound at this stage of the college football season, and Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen is no different than many fans in his desire to find some answers about his team. Who will play quarterback? Who will start opposite Michael Caputo at safety? Who will emerge as a third running back behind Melvin Gordon and Corey Clement to provide his stars some relief? But...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Wisconsin Basketball Receives 2014 Final Four Rings

Wisconsin made a fantastic run to the Final Four this season, the first in Bo Ryan’s tenure as coach of the Badgers. Today, the program unveiled its Final Four rings, which feature an engraving of the Kohl Center, with the player/coach’s name on one side, and “West Region Champions” on the other. Wisconsin should be in a good position to make another deep run this season...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gary Andersen looking for big things from Biegel, Hayes in 2014

One of the biggest questions this offseason has been what the Wisconsin Badgers will look like on the defensive front seven. Perhaps the biggest unanswered questions this spring was where the pass rush was going to come from this season, especially since it was nearly non-existent last season. UW’s defense ranked sixth in the Big Ten in sacks (26) and 59th overall nationally. While...
Via Madtown Badgers
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Football 2014: 10 Things You Need To Know

It is hard to get excited about a Wisconsin Badgers football program this season when the program returns only eight starters from last year’s team. But when one of the returning players is Melvin Gordon, a running back who should not only be a Heisman Trophy candidate and a potential first round draft pick, there is reason for hope on Wisconsin’s campus.Even with the losses...
Via Football Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers hoopsters have high expectations, but not getting caught up in hype

MADISON, Wis. -- If you are so inclined to look at preseason college basketball top-25 rankings three months before the first practice even begins, you'll find a common theme involving Wisconsin's 2014-15 team -- one of top-four rankings and Final Four predictions. The exact way-too-early forecasts from major media outlets reveal these rankings: Bleacher Report (1), SI.com...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Fully healthy, Badgers' Gasser feeling 'comfortable and confident'

MADISON, Wis. -- Josh Gasser isn't so much reinventing his game as he is reinvigorating it. And for a fifth-year senior who already is considered among the most respected basketball players in the Big Ten, it means his final season at Wisconsin very well could be his best. At least, that's the hope from Gasser, whose renewed mobility has provided him with added confidence...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers RB recruit Crookshank 'the complete package'

Davon Crookshank has spent his high school football career patterning his running style off Montee Ball. Now, Crookshank will have an opportunity to follow directly in Ball's footsteps at the college level. Crookshank, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound running back from Missouri City, Texas, verbally committed over the weekend to play football at the University of Wisconsin, where Ball...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers’ Camp Randall Stadium will simulate terrorist bombing

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will simulate a terrorist bombing at Camp Randall Stadium early Thursday morning. Yes, the home of Wisconsin Badgers football will take on a more important role this week- a training ground for first responders. “Operation Wisconsin Dawn” will be a massive drill complete with explosive sound effects, billowing smoke and pretend victims —...
Via The Sports Bank
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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