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Auburn, Wisconsin chow down with tons of food before Outback Bowl

Both Auburn and Wisconsin are hungry for a victory in the Outback Bowl. Which is good, because we're guessing they weren't hungry for anything else after Friday night. The No. 19 Tigers and No. 18 Badgers will square off on New Year's Day in Tampa, Florida, in a bowl game sponsored by Outback Steakhouse. What's one perk of having your bowl game sponsored by a major restaurant chain...
Via Fox Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

5 things you need to know about Wisconsin's offense in the Outback Bowl

Wisconsin is much more than just Melvin Gordon. AL.com takes a look at five things Auburn fans should know about Wisconsin's offense heading into the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1.

Wisconsin and Auburn players down 2,400 pounds of meat at Outback Bowl dinner: Report

When you watch a Wisconsin football game, it's hard to ignore those corn-fed behemoths lining up on Saturdays. But ears of yellow aren't the only thing they graze on so when they got together with their equally big opponents from Auburn for a special Outback Bowl dinner, the wait staff knew enough to keep their hands clear of the plates. The Badgers and Tigers players (who will...
Via The Other Paper
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Auburn And Wisconsin Ate An Absurd Amount Of Food At The Outback Bowl Dinner

Perhaps the best perk of getting to play in the Outback Bowl is the game’s introductory dinner. Every year, the two squads playing in the annual contest team up to eat a jaw-dropping amount of food. This year’s version was no different. Per Auburn, both the Tigers and the Wisconsin Badgers combined to eat 1,200 pounds of food – and that was just for dessert. Check out the damage...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 QB Austin Kafentzis sticks with commitment to Wisconsin Badgers

The Wisconsin Badgers have had their 2015 quarterback in the fold for over a year, but with Gary Andersen leaving things between the Badgers and 3-star quarterback Austin Kafentzis were a bit up in the air. On Tuesday night, Kafentzis spoke with Milwaukee radio station 105.7 The Fan about his commitment status. Kafentzis told the world he would stick with his commitment to the Badgers...
Via Madtown Badgers
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Outback Bowl Preview: Wisconsin Vs. Auburn

Continuing our Big Ten bowl preview series, our writers take a look a the Outback Bowl between Auburn and Wisconsin. This game features two teams who ended their season’s on sour notes, however, are looking for something to build off of heading into 2015. Let’s see how our writers have it playing out. Princess Sparkle —  I really am looking forward to this game.  I think...
Via Know It All Football
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Beyond the Box Score: Wisconsin 68, California 56

I’ll be honest. I was a little worried about the game last night. Cal has an underrated team and would definitely want to prove that by knocking off the sixth ranked team in the country. Add into the mix it’s a west coast game with a late start after a weeklong layoff and the recipe for upset was brewing. And I was wrong. The Badgers took control early, and held off a couple...
Via Madtown Badgers
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 LB Nick Thomas reaffirms commitment to Badgers

So far things have stayed put on the recruiting trail for the Wisconsin Badgers, despite the turmoil of a coaching change. On Monday night the Badgers got some more good news in the quest to keep it’s 2015 class together. Our recruiting partners at Badger247 are reporting 3-star linebacker Nick Thomas is sticking with the Badgers. He had taken a visit to Nebraska last week and...
Via Madtown Badgers
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Melvin Gordon Guarantees Rematch Win Over Ohio State

Melvin Gordon guarantees a rematch win over Ohio State if Wisconsin were to play the Buckeyes again.
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

No news is good news on Badgers recruiting front

As the dust settles from Paul Chryst’s hire as the 30th head coach of the Wisconsin Badgers, the excitement turns to questions of what comes next. What about the coaching staff? How about the hire affecting recruiting? For those of us who remember the last coaching hire vividly, it was clear an upheaval was coming. Not only did Bret Bielema leave, but so did nearly every single...
Via Madtown Badgers
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Adidas Accidentally Put A Cincinnati Logo On Wisconsin Forward Duje Dukan’s Warm-Up

Adidas is the apparel partner for both Wisconsin and Cincinnati, two schools that have similar color schemes. On Friday, Wisconsin forward Duje Dukan noticed a bit of a mix up with the Badgers’ warm-ups…specifically, that they feature Cincy’s Bearcats logo. Oops… Hey @adidasHoops thanks so much for the official Wisconsin Bearcats warmup! pic.twitter.com/riHFHSB0fe — Duje...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers set Wednesday presser; Chryst expected to be named coach

MADISON, Wis. -- After a full week of speculation and reports, Paul Chryst is expected to be introduced as Wisconsin's next football coach at a 6 p.m. Wednesday news conference inside the Nicholas-Johnson Pavilion at the Kohl Center. Chryst flew to Madison on Tuesday to meet with school officials. Earlier in the day, he coached what likely was his final practice as Pittsburgh's head...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chryst will bring two members of Pitt Staff to Wisconsin

Pitt’s Paul Chryst is fully expected to become the next Wisconsin Badgers head coach and on Monday reputable coaching site, CoachingSearch.com, is reporting that the only thing standing in the way is the human resources process at Wisconsin. That means the waiting game plays out until Wednesday when the worst kept secret in the state of Wisconsin finally can be announced (probably...
Via Madtown Badgers
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon Says Pittsburgh’s Paul Chryst Would Be A “Great” Hire For The Badgers

In all likelihood, Melvin Gordon’s final game as a Wisconsin Badger will come playing under Barry Alvarez, who is coaching the team’s bowl game against Auburn Jan. 1. Gordon, a redshirt junior, is likely to declare for the NFL following this season.  So, the Badgers’ Heisman finalist doesn’t really have to worry about who will be replacing departed coach Gary Andersen. Still...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Paul Chryst Likely to Land Wisconsin Job

It appears that Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez didn’t take much time finding a replacement for recently departed head coach Gary Anderson, who suddenly left for Oregon State on Wednesday. According to multiple reports, the Badgers on the verge of hiring current Pittsburgh Panthers head coach and former Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst as the program’s new...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Chryst coming home, set to be named next Wisconsin Badgers head coach

When you’re a Madison, Wis. native, a former quarterback at the University of Wisconsin and have been the offensive coordinator at the school twice, it’s safe to say you’re a Badger for life. According to reports Chryst’s journey at the University of Wisconsin is not done, as Barry Alvarez is set to hire the Pitt head coach for the same position, per multiple reports out...
Via Talking 10
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Gary Andersen Aftermath: WISCONSIN NEEDS TO AVOID BEING STUCK IN TRANSITION WITH THIS COACHING HIRE

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a re-post from our friends at Bloguin’s Wisconsin site, MadTown Badgers. Follow MadTown Badgers on Twitter and keep visiting the website for complete coaching search coverage. Naturally, with the Badgers being a prime Final Four contender in men’s basketball, you’ll want to stay with MTB through early April as well. Here’s the MTB story on Wisconsin’s...
Via The Student Section
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Alvarez to coach Wisconsin Badgers in Outback Bowl

Wisconsin Badgers legendary head coach and now athletic director will wear the headset on the sideline one more time, as the Badgers face life without a head coach right now. As Wisconsin’s brass went to Tampa Bay to discuss the Outback Bowl matchup, Barry Alvarez let the public know what was long speculated — he was going to coach this team against the Auburn Tigers. The impetus...
Via Talking 10
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon Lose His Shot at the Heisman With Poor Big Ten Championship Game?

When the list of Heisman finalist was announced it did not come as a surprise that Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon was included on the list. After all, he did join the exclusive 2000+ yard club and momentarily held the mark for best single rushing game in college football history. Had he not been invited it would have been an absolute injustice to football fans everywhere.But...
Via FatManWriting
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Montee Ball, Melvin Gordon shocked over Gary Andersen’s departure

Current Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon and former Badgers star RB Montee Ball had a Twitter exchange on Wednesday evening where they expressed shock over the departure of Gary Andersen. Andersen surprisingly left Wisconsin to take the Oregon State job, meaning the Badgers will be looking for their third head coach since 2012. The conversation...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon Says That He Will Go Pro At The End Of This Season

It appears that Melvin Gordon will play one more game for the Wisconsin Badgers. During his appearance on The Dan Patrick Show today, Wisconsin’s All-American back said that he plans on declaring for the 2015 NFL Draft at the end of the year. Dan – “So that’s official…you’re coming out (for the draft)…playing in the Outback Bowl and going to the Heisman?”…Melvin...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Backup RB Pokes Fun At Sports Illustrated For Mistakenly Using His Photo In Melvin Gordon Feature

Back on November 15, Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon set a new FBS record for most rushing yards in a game (425) against Nebraska. That number has since been eclipsed by Oklahoma tailback Samaje Perine, but the fact remains that it was still one of the most impressive performances in college football history. Not surprisingly, Sports Illustrated chose to do a feature on Gordon...
Via College Spun
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Hopes to Establish Dominance in the Big Ten's New Era

It does not matter which division you put them in, as the Wisconsin Badgers just have a knack for playing for the Big Ten championship game. In...
Via Athlon Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker Celebrates Win By Punching Ball Into Teammate’s Head (Video)

Sam Dekker’s Wisconsin teammates should take cover when the Badgers forward is celebrating a win. Wisconsin defeated Georgetown 68-65 on Thanksgiving in Paradise Island, Bahamas, to advance to the Battle 4 Atlantis Finals. But it wasn’t sunshine and rainbows for all of the Badgers when Dekker began flexing, slamming the ball onto the court before eventually punching the ball...
Via NESN.com
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Melvin Gordon break Barry Sanders' single-season record?

A running back setting himself apart from others in Wisconsin history takes a monumental feat. The Badgers have the all-time leading rusher (...
Via Athlon Sports
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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